Mosaic’s programmes have been cited in a recently-published piece of major research into the benefits that mentoring can bring to disengaged young people.
Written by Professor Tristram Hooley and commissioned by The Careers and Enterprise Company, the report Effective Employee Mentoring validates Mosaic’s work and provides a welcome reiteration of that which our experience has taught us to be true.
To quote from the report: “The positive outcomes for young people associated with employer mentoring include improvements in behaviour, engagement, attainment and progression.”
The Careers and Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation that was established to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. It was commissioned by the government earlier this year to oversee and administer a new mentoring programme based on the principle of linking businesses with young people, a link that has provided the basis of Mosaic’s work since its inception.
Recently, the Careers and Enterprise company launched a £12m investment fund that will award grants to effective current mentoring programmes as well as new initiatives in this area.
Alongside the Effective Employee Mentoring Report, the company also published an analysis of national trends of disengagement from school amongst young people.
 Hooley, T. (2016). Effective employer mentoring: lessons from the evidence. London: Careers & Enterprise Company, pg.2