Thursday 14th June saw The Leigh UTC host a celebration of this years youth mentorship scheme. 16 of the academy’s current mentors attended along with 30 of the students who have benefitted from this years scheme (actual numbers of mentors and mentees is larger).

Facilitated by the Student Services team, mentors were shown a video of students’ evaluation as well as having the opportunity of discussing the effectiveness of this years work. Many of The Leigh UTC business mentors have participated in more than one previous scheme and look forward to returning again in September.

Students and their mentors enjoyed the opportunity to network over refreshments

One delegate, Clive Hawkins, Director of Highbank Communications tweeted post event “Delighted to support The Leigh UTC and help mentor their students”


Steve Leahey Principal

I am extremely proud of the industry engagement at the UTC.  The business mentoring programme epitomises this, with a programme that adds real value for all involved.  Having an opportunity for our mentors to feedback is so important as we continue to grow the programme. The student evaluation video was very powerful and verifies this as a programme we continue to invest in.


Local businesses interested in participating in this scheme should contact: