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Mentor Hub

A space for TechUP Mentors with details, updates, and resources relevant to mentoring on current TechUP programmes

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TechUP Mentors

Mentors have played a crucial part in the TechUP experience from the start and they continue to make a positive impact on the lives and careers of each incoming cohort of new learners.

Our mentors have established backgrounds in a variety of tech and tech-related roles and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and support with women and non-binary people looking to start careers in the tech industry. We are particularly proud of the graduates from previous TechUP programmes who went on to have successful careers and are now keen to pay it forward by mentoring new generations of talent!

It’s a great opportunity to practise skills at quickly empathising with people, and at understanding the needs of people from lots of different backgrounds

TUW Click Start mentor 2023

Mentoring on TUW Click Start

In 2024, the TechUP team continues to deliver Click Start by TechUPWomen – an entry-level programme aimed at young women and non-binary people from the North of England who are interested in starting a career in tech but had faced significant barriers to work and education.

Many of our Click Start learners benefitted from mentoring in 2023. However, we recognise that not every learner needs this kind of support at this stage of their career, hence it is available as an option on top of the regular curriculum. All learners sign up for the mentoring scheme voluntarily after a dedicated session on the benefits and obligations of having a mentor.

The Programme at a Glance

There are two intakes for Click Start in the year, starting in March and June. To cater for a range of learner needs, each intake is organised in 12-week daytime and evening, as well as 6-week fast-track courses. You can learn more about the programme on this page.

Mentoring on Click Start begins mid-way through the courses and continues for around 12 weeks, depending on the frequency and length of mentoring sessions. Once finished, mentors submit their log sheets where they record their contact with their mentees. You can download the template from the Resources section below.

Due to the possibility of working with potentially vulnerable young adults in our cohorts, we require all our Click Start mentors to be DBS-checked. We arrange the checks free of charge for all candidates who haven’t had it done in the last three years. Read more about how this works in the FAQs below.

For the March – June intake:

Mentoring StartsDurationLog Sheet
April/Mayapprox. 12 weeksdue within 7 days of finishing

For the June – November intake:

Mentoring StartsDurationLog Sheet
July/Augustapprox. 12 weeksdue within 7 days of finishing

Want to Know More?

For more information, read our detailed, programme-specific FAQs below or contact us directly at [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you as our next mentor!

A board full of Click Start learners’ responses, Welcome Event in Durham, 2 March 2024. Photo: Tianyuan Sun

Become a TechUP mentor now!

Applications for new mentors on the 2024 Click Start programme are now open

If you mentored on the programme in 2023 and would like to join us again, please register with us directly at [email protected]

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Mentoring FAQs

Before you start

Ongoing support


View or download resources for current TechUP mentors

Mentoring Blog Posts