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Join our team of City Year Mentors

Ready to be a mentor and a role model? Push yourself out of your comfort zone and embark on a life-changing experience by applying now!

Learn more about what we do
Learn more about what we do

3 steps to becoming a City Year Mentor

Have your resume and references
Choose your location

Decide between London, the West Midlands and Greater Manchester. We can't guarantee a particular school but we will take your preference of primary or secondary into consideration.

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Check if you're the right fit

It takes less than one minute to start your City Year journey! Fill out the form below to find out if you are right for our leadership development programme and if we are right for you.

Find a place to focus
Complete the application form

The full application will take less than half an hour to complete. You’ll need at least two references – from school, college, university, work or any volunteering you’ve done.

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Find out if you’re the right fit for City Year UK

Thank you for taking the first step in applying to City Year UK! Start a life-changing experience by filling out the form below to confirm your eligibility for the programme and to access the online application form. If you need support or have any questions about the programme or recruitment process, scroll down to find out more or email

Eligibility Criteria
Please note you have to be between the ages of 18-25 at the start of the programme. If you are 26/27 your application will be assessed on an individual basis.
Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas.

GDPR Consent

For the purpose of compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I hereby confirm that by completing this form, I give my consent to City Year UK to process the data supplied above in connection with monitoring compliance with its equal opportunities obligations and policy.

I agree to the storage of this information on manual and computerized files for a period of two years.
I am happy for City Year UK to share this information with the partner school that I will be placed in when necessary.
I am happy for City Year UK to share my information with recruitment referral organizations such as charity partners and universities to ensure progression outcomes are tracked appropriately.
I am happy for City Year UK to contact me with any relevant news and information about the charity.
I understand that City Year UK will not share this information with any other third party.
I understand that I can withdraw this consent at any time and should contact City Year UK directly if I wish to do so.

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Why join our programme

Learn more about our leadership development programme and how you can make a difference to the pupils who need help most while kickstarting your own career.

Why join City Year UK

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"City Year does push you out of your comfort zone and I think it does take that to become something better."

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We know that submitting an application of any kind can be stressful. We want to make the process as straightforward as possible and our local recruitment officers are always happy to help.

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