The Professional Mentoring Scheme pairs business professionals with undergraduate students, to help students gain insights into professional life and to assist them in making their career choices. It also aims to support business professionals in their own development and to provide a platform in developing their networks.
As a mentor you will apply your knowledge, experience and skills to develop the personal and professional growth of a student mentee.
You will interact with your mentee at least one hour per month, via channels that best suit both and your mentee over the academic year. As part of the scheme, you will receive full training and ongoing support from our experienced staff.
“I was delighted to see my mentee grow in confidence and maturity in such a small space of time. That in itself was reward enough but then he secured a placement in his chosen career which was really the ‘icing on the cake’.
I would recommend anyone who has an interest in the future of our young people and our economy to join the Professional Mentor Scheme, you won’t regret it.”
"The key point I have tried to get across to my mentees has been that the placement year will not dictate how their career will begin when they graduate, but that it will provide them with invaluable real life experience and understanding of how a business operates, which will be a significant personal selling point when interviewing for any company upon graduation.
I cannot recommend the Scheme enough to both mentors who get to witness their mentee grow in confidence, and to mentees who can use their mentors as a sounding board and to ask all the questions they don’t feel they can ask of other people."
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