Young person partnered with supportive design professional.


  • Long term
  • Informal and flexible

Main features:

  • Support and constructive advice given to young person by approachable built environment professional
  • Targeted guidance / feedback on a specific school / college project or portfolio


  • Young people have professional guidance and assistance with work experience, university application, portfolio, university interview, career paths, curriuculum project
  • Mentors develop skills and experience in communication / engagement which contribute to their professional CPD

Suitable for:

  • Post 16 students needing support and advice about careers/ university courses
  • Post 16 students neeeding focussed support for a curriculum project or portfolio
  • Young people who have taken part in another Generation Place activity and want to further explore next steps for getting into the built environment sector
  • STEM / Engineering /Art / Environment Week / challenge (mentor/ ambassador comes into school to support / deliver activity)

A case study of mentoring can be found here, on the Shape My City Blog: