Increase new entrant retention and empower your own skills champion from within

CITB’s Introduction to Mentoring Training

Are you committed to nurturing talent within your industry? Do you believe in the power of mentorship to shape the success of new entrants in your company? Taking on new young talent or nurturing individuals through a dedicated new entrants programme requires more than just good intentions – it necessitates knowledge in mentoring and guidance to ensure their success. The CITB’s Introduction to Mentoring training is precisely tailored to cater to such needs.

What’s it all about?

Imagine having the ability to guide, inspire, and empower young professionals as they step into a career in your industry. The Introduction to Mentoring course serves as a gateway to understanding apprenticeship standards, facilitating effective communication, and maximising the potential of your newcomers.

If you’re considering bringing a new young person on board, or if you’re already running your own new entrants programme, this training should make it onto your ‘to do’ list. The course equips you with the essential tools to excel in guiding fresh talents through their initial phase and beyond. This initiative equips companies to support new talents effectively, fostering mentorship skills and welcoming young workforce entrants.

Take our word for it

Amanda Scott, our NAS Skills Lead, has personally endorsed this program after a thorough review in the virtual classroom. Her glowing endorsement speaks volumes: 

“This opportunity was a great way to reconnect with the mentoring basics. For anyone passionate about pastoral care and ensuring their new apprentice, trainee, work experience or young person reaches their maximum potential, then this course is a fantastic starter.

If you have been an apprentice in the past, then this is a perfect way to use your own experience, coupled with the principle of mentoring. This course can be a great enabler to ensure the young person under your guidance has the best start in their career with you. This is also suitable for new training managers or anyone within your company you feel has the skill set to work with your new young person.

Having undertaken the course personally this is a great piece of introductory training to undertake. The instructors are fully engaged, knowledgeable and brilliant facilitators.”

A little from CITB

Nathan Kyber from the CITB Engagement Team and one of CITB’s Introduction to Mentoring Facilitators, emphasises the importance of this training: “The work-based mentor introduction standard is a great way for you to find out more about your role as a mentor. This short course covers understanding the apprenticeship standard and how you can use that standard in helping to support your apprentice. Developing key ideas about how to best mentor and support your apprentice, as well as understanding how to better communicate in the mentoring relationship to bring about effective growth.”

Course details

Here is the course summary:

  • Duration: 3 hours (available in-house, at local providers, or virtually)
  • Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of attendance and a post-mentoring training pack.
  • No cost to participants; CITB-registered companies are eligible for a Tier 1 Grant of £60, automatically paid upon completion.

Get involved

If you’re passionate about retaining talent and elevating the success of new entrants, here’s how to get involved. 

Click here and complete this form to register your expression of interest and a member of the CITB team will be in touch. Alternatively, connect with us at NAS by reaching out to Amanda Scott at or Nathan Kuyper at CITB on 

Equip yourself and your team with the tools to guide and inspire the new generation of your sector. Don’t miss out on this chance to make a meaningful impact. Get in touch today and take the first step towards successful mentorship.