Mentoring through the generations, not just on #NationalMentoringDay

At Cube we value the benefits that mentoring can bring in the work place and to mark #NationalMentoringDay this year, we have a story of mentoring through the generations to share with you.


Mark Barnett has been working at Cube for five years, he was mentored by his father, almost 30 years ago at Hatherton Engineering, Bloxwich, so when he approached us to take on his son, Adam, as part of our mentoring scheme we didn’t hesitate to help carry on the family tradition.

When Adam left school the opportunities were limited for a toolmaking career and therefore chose to go into retail.


After several years and with the pressures involved in retail, Adam made the decision to leave and try again to join the toolmaking trade.


Adam joined Cube and is now mentored by Mark, he is learning on the job developing the skills needed to become a toolmaker. The mentoring process will take approximately 18 months to 2 years. But the learning doesn’t stop there, in the words of Adam’s grandfather ‘I’ve never stopped learning and I’m retiring today!’


Adam’s family have really noticed the change since he started his mentoring scheme at Cube, his father Mark has said his confidence has been restored!


If you would like to find out more about our mentoring schemes or apprenticeships, please get in touch.

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