Atos – ANTZ Mentor Programme: Greater Manchester & London
Atos & ANTZ UK have been in partnership since 2014 when Atos joined the ANTZ Network.
In 2015 Atos and ANTZ UK become partners, co-creating the Atos-ANTZ Mentor Programme. The programme brings businesses and hard-to-reach communities together to achieve social impact and life-changing outcomes.
Atos employees are trained as mentors and supported by ANTZ. As mentors, they help people hard to reach in the community, including people in prison and prison leavers.
They provide skills and support, both practically and emotionally, helping mentees find jobs, gain further education, make informed choices and commit to meaningful roles in society.
There is no end date to the support given – it continues as long as it is needed.
Programme Headlines (since 2015)
- £1.4 million societal savings (using GMC cost-based analysis)
- 96 mentees supported
- 44 mentees gained employment and no longer require support
- 40 mentees went into training/education
- 224 hours mentor training and supervision provided
- 49% of mentees have been through the prison system
- 78% of mentees declared social difficulties
- 78% of mentees declared mental health problems
- 3995 hours donated by business mentors
“It is amazing and my mentor is very helpful, my mentor has given me excellent advice, I am now employed and my mentor is going to help me progress, I would give this project 10 out of 10 – my mentor is amazing!”Mentee
“It is very humbling to meet so many varied people. A reminder to be thankful, supportive and open-minded. Mentoring has opened up a whole new way of looking at both home and work life. I have realised reflecting and both past discussions and advice that I too should not forget and be grateful for both my efforts/rewards and good fortune. I too need goals to improve myself, my family and how I can return that benefit back to others.”Mentor
Every person should have an opportunity to overcome barriers and achieve his / her fullest potential and contribute fully to their community.
Digital Life-Line: Community Fund
Distributing digital communication to people directly and via NGO’s who have no access to online facilities and are at significant risk of mental health issues and re-offending. We will also support connectivity through further training and support.
With your help, we can support more people to get back on their feet and into work. Your donation will fund Antz Junction work and make a big difference.