Video introduction

What Do Mentees Say

  • "As a mature student it is easy to assume that people think you will automatically know how to act, think and work when you have finished your degree and enter the big wide world. Guidance from a professional, no matter how small can be invaluable"
  • If you want to broaden your horizons, explore your potential, or simply refine your transferable skills, open your mind and apply for a place on the mentoring scheme?
  • The mentoring programme introduced me to goal setting and employment awareness, as well as introducing me to someone who helped and encouraged me?

What Do Mentors Say

  • "I get a great deal of satisfaction by helping people and it helps me brush up my interpersonal skills."
  • "I really enjoy it! Helping others is a way of putting something back into society and is very rewarding."
  • "Mentoring is a wonderful way of keeping up to date with my own skills and the fact that I am helping people at the same time makes it so worthwhile."
Join the Mentors who are already in our network to provide volunteer mentoring support to individuals & SMEs.
Become A Mentor!
  • Expand your own horizons and insights
  • Practice your interpersonal and management skills
  • Pass on your successes/experience about work and life chances
  • Get satisfaction from listening and advising others
  • Feel valued and get a real feeling of achievement


The Mentor Hive is dedicated to providing mentoring support to those that need help, guidance and advice in getting into employment or starting their own businesses.

  • You control how much time or how little mentor support you give and when to give it.
  • You control the contact, if at all, with Mentee’s through on-line messaging or if you prefer you can use the embedded Skype facility (Video or call).
  • You can be based anywhere in the Country as you support on-line your mentee(s) from the safety and comfort of your own chair and PC, as and when you have the time.
  • The mentee’s are clients of the Ixion group of companies that range from people who are; unemployed, those who want to start a new business, apprentices, students or adults in learning etc.
  • The range of support can be anything from industry insight to pure motivation and support for people who perhaps didn’t have the same starts in life as everyone else.
  • There will be challenges, you are likely to be successful in what you do and experienced and used to talking to people with your motivations and life-chances, this may stretch your skills sets.

Our network of mentors will have the chance to work with a range of mentees across a number of areas including: the Department of Work and Pensions to get the unemployed and those recently on incapacity benefit back into work, to those currently on Job Seekers Allowance and wanting to become self employed and set up their own business, to students that are looking to develop their employability skills.

"what we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."

Some of our clients are supported by individual Case Managers and Enterprise Managers, who work on a one to one basis to give direct support and guidance. As a new Mentor you can provide the additional help that makes a real difference on a range of subjects from health and well being through to advice & guidance, experience & specific business start up advice.

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How Does It Work?

It's simple to get involved

  • Join now! Register your details today.
  • Complete the registration form with your personal details and the experience, support and guidance you want to give
  • We will confirm your registration by e-mail and validate your application to activate your Mentor account.
  • Once your registration is complete and your Log In password activated, Mentees will be able to search for you on-line as a potential Mentor.
  • Only our registered Mentees can search our database to find a mentor, so it's a select group you are helping.