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At the moment I’ve been meeting with staff teams to discuss the programme, intern roles and specifically what it means to be a Mentor on the programme.

Most people will know that when the programme was revealed it was mentioned that staff taking on mentoring responsibilities would receive a small financial enhancement. There has been overwhelming feedback from staff, that you’re not doing it for the money and that proper career development training is valued much higher.

Most of the people interested in mentoring are keen to either give something back or develop skills in managing which will enhance their own career development prospects. Access to training has been repeatedly mentioned as a key recognition that Mentors would want to have.

The response so far has been such that we will look to see what training could be made available if we pooled the Mentor enhancement.

Once we have identified the best option available for the money we have we will invite all BHT staff to vote on their preference; probably with something along the lines of the following options:

  1. Just the enhancement.
  2. The best career development training package we can source for the money.
  3. A mix of 1 & 2 above.

What do you think of this idea?

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