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Work Place Mentoring Programme

Work Place Mentoring Programme


The Age Friendly Island Mentoring Programme is a scheme which focuses on supporting older people in gaining new experiences, skills and knowledge through the support of a work place mentor.

The delivery of a pilot programme in partnership with local charity Learning Links and employer Red Funnel (local transport/ferry company) was completed in December 2018. Feedback from the pilot was used to update the programmes processes plus plans to create an Employer Mentee Programme Toolkit.

The next step is to share the toolkit and best practise with the Employment Task & Finish Group in spring 2019 and sign up new employers to take part.


Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Sector(s): Education, Labor

Desired outcome for older people:
Learn, grow and make decisions

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageism
  • Inclusion
  • Participation

Contact details

Name: Emma Lincoln

Email address:

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