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Your time helps students build confidence

The 1 Hour Project is for professionals like you who want to share industry insights with students who need the help to ensure they do not become underemployed in the labour market.

Your time donated in hourly increments helps students to build their professional network. 

Once registered, the team will match you and the students, helping to open doors for their future.

The matching process is not always immediate and our principle aim is to build confidence and raise aspirations. In order to do this we help prepare the students before they meet you, hence the delay.

After completing your registration, we will invite you to a short briefing session to support you to make the most of your conversation.

Thank you for wanting to be part of the 1 Hour Project.

Student outcomes should not be determined by their income status. Together we can help to level the playing the field!

Project feedback – a closer look

  • Industry Expert

    1 Hour Project is a great initiative to provide students with practical advice from real people, working in their chosen career paths. Not everything could (or should) be available on Google and yo…

  • Emma Moffat

    The project really worked well for me and my match, and we were able to have a really good chat about where he thought he may want to take his career/any advice I could give regarding that! It was …

  • Jackie Grisdale

    The 1hour project is a valuable initiative to help connect those who need it, with a network of industry professionals to inspire them into their future careers. Get involved and give someone the o…

  • Amani Lowey

    Brilliant concept at its inception, thoughtfully designed and piloted, crystal clear step-by-step guidance for candidates and professionals, great briefings and a generally positive, engaging and p…

  • Mark Phillips

    At the start of my career, I was fortunate to have a brilliant manager who became a lifelong mentor. Now I have almost three decades of working in the technology industry, with a lot of learning al…

  • V James

    I have mentored before through various avenues however the 1 hour project gave me the opportunity to provide support and advice to a student in a very no fuss, no frills process. Making it extremel…

  • Industry Expert

    The 1 hour project is a great way to give back for mentors and support students to cristalise their actions to move their career forward.

  • Neil Foames

    An inspired initiative, which could really make the difference to learners as they think about their future careers!

  • Jo Brickell

    This has been such an interesting and worthwhile activity. I hope I have contributed something useful to the person I spoke to, but what was surprisingly delightful is what I gained from the experi…

  • Neil Maidment

    The work being done by the 1 Hour Project is inspiring and deeply needed. There is a wealth of knowledge, experience and opportunity out there and this project opens doors to what might just be a c…

  • Samantha Lee

    This was my first session with the 1 hour project and it worked well: the match was good, the pre meeting info relevant and by only giving 1 hour it means either party can decide to continue or sto…

  • Industry Expert

    I find this programme a great initiative – and glad if I can be helpful to students that are considering their career options for the future

  • Jennifer Manson, COO

    The 1 Hour Project is a great initiative to help talented, motivated people from all backgrounds to understand how they can access opportunities that might otherwise be limited to a privileged few….

  • Kate Daubney, Director of The Careers Group

    The 1 Hour Project is genuinely transformational for students and industry experts. The opportunity to hear, first hand, from a student about how they see the world and perceive the opportunities a…

  • Scott Walker

    Such a great cause. Fulfilling to see and hear the energy of young talent, it literally takes you back in time. Beneficial for the students, but also for professionals to give you a reminder of the…

  • Industry Expert

    The 1 Hour Project is the best investment of an hour I’ve spent in a very long time. If you’re not sure whether to do it or not, just do it – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Sarah Wilder

    This is a slightly amended version of what I posted on LinkedIn today: I went to a comprehensive school in Romford. I read law at Cambridge University. Neither of these facts are particularly relev…

  • James Darley

    A wonderful way to make a real difference to brilliant students

  • Adam Malik

    This is an amazing initiative that gives graduates an opportunity to easily connect and talk to industry professionals so they can validate their thinking, get independent advice on tough choices o…

  • Philippa Hewett

    I think this project gives benefit to both parties to a conversation Hopefully it gives a bit of insider knowledge to somebody considering a career in the sector, and also it allows an established …

  • Merianne Molina-Pethers

    Wonderful experience being matched to a really talented student through the 1 Hour Project. Lovely to hear the enthusiasm and aspirational goals. Our 1 hour flew by as we talked through the various…

  • Lucy Malarkey

    What a great project! Well structured and resourced and so easy to participate in. I felt hugely inspired by the student I was matched with, an amazing student with huge potential

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