Helping the next generation step out of the shadow and start to shine!


to Shine



What we do

Shadow To Shine is a community interested company (CIC) operating in inner city London, we offer mentoring, work shadowing, work experience and employability skills training to young people aged between 16-30 who face barriers which are stopping the young people from reaching their full potential.  

Our services provide young people with opportunities and the skills required to achieve their professional and entrepreneurial goals.


We strive to empower the next generation.


The Shadow To Shine model is simple yet effective; we provide training so that young people are ready for work, we then facilitate work shadowing and experiences through our partners so that our mentees have exposure to some of the best organisations in London, and finally, we pair young people with a mentor who will help guide them into long term employment. We also cultivate an extensive network of mentors, corporate businesses and other charities with parallel ideals to promote a change in the way young people facing barriers are recruited and viewed in the workplace, we encourage a change not just in mindset of the young people, but in the employer too. 

The mission is clear: we will bridge the gap between young people and their work based and entrepreneurial goals so that they have long term success in their chosen profession.


Vision & Mission


All young people who face barriers to their professional success, but, have a desire to overcome these barriers, are provided with opportunities to shine.



To bridge the gap between young people and their work-based goals by providing opportunities, guidance and assistance that contribute towards their long-term career goals and entrepreneurial aspirations.


Ways We Help

Work Shadowing and Experience

We facilitate 1-week work placements or shadowing in one of our affiliate organisations.


We provide 1 on 1 and group mentoring to young people in need of guidance and assistance in navigating the working world.

  • Employability Programme

  • Entrepreneurship Programme

  • Seminars

  • Panel talks

  • Women Empowerment

  • Parent's day

  • Community events


What do people say about us?

"I have enjoyed my work experience with Rokstone in a busy working environment, learning new skills, and seeing how a business is run day to day, how to develop and build relationships and understand the needs and the want of a company, it’s has helped me develop and understand what my strengths and weaknesses are, it’s has gave me an insight of what it would it be like to start up my own business."

—  Marley Foster


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Reach out and support

Via Email

General Enquiries:

In Person

5 Dorset Street,




Over the Phone

+44 (0)20 7580 2030

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Shadow to Shine CIC | Company Number: 12170192

Geographical Areas

Mentoring and work experience in North London

Mentoring and work experience in East London

Mentoring and work experience in South London
Mentoring and work experience in West London


Young entrepreneur mentoring 

Young business owner mentoring 

Career mentoring

Industry mentoring

Well-being mentoring

Virtual mentoring


Mentoring and work experience for former offenders

Mentoring and work experience for people with no qualifications

Mentoring and work experience for long term unemployed

Mentoring and work experience for young people with gang affiliations

Employment Industries

Work experience in the music industry
Work experience in the creative industry

Work experience in the art industry

Work experience in law

Work experience in finance and accounting

Work experience in the property industry

Work experience in the sports industry

Work experience in the charity and not for profit sector

Work experience in retail

Work experience in food, culinary and hospitality

Work experience in media

Work experience in PR and marketing

Work experience in fashion

Work experience in publishing and journalism

Work experience in radio/TV and broadcasting

Work experience in IT, technology , gaming and computer science


Safeguarding Policy
Equality Policy

Volunteer and Mentor Policy

Data Protection Policy

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Drugs and Alcohol Policy for Staff, Volunteers and Mentors

Health and Safety Policy

IT, Internet and Email Policy

Confidentiality for Young People Policy

Lone working policy

Ethics Policy


Mentoring Agreement

Work Experience Agreement

Code of Conduct on Programme Agreement 


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