Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme

The Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme (ALMP) has been designed to support students to navigate their ambitious early career in their chosen field, but also to realise their leadership potential and longer term aspirations.

The programme involves mentors who are all sector leading Birmingham alumni with incredibly inspiring career journeys, keen to share insight into their professions and leadership experiences. 

Applications are now closed. Please express your interest through the below form to be notified when we launch for our 2023/24 programme intake. 

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ALMP overview

The programme provides students with the exclusive opportunity to be mentored 1-2-1 by a University of Birmingham alum who is a senior leader within their field.

Taking place over the student’s final year of study, our mentors share their experiences and advice to help students to refine their career plans and to reach their full potential.

Mentor meetings can take place in person but also at times via Zoom, phone and email. 

Are you proactive, interested in progressing into a leadership role, and have a clear idea of your career direction (but with career-goal questions you would like support with)? Then this programme is for you!

Benefits of the ALMP

  • Gain real insight into a sector and a leadership role within this
  • Learn from an inspirational and friendly mentor, who wants to invest their time in your development
  • Establish a professional relationship with an industry expert and develop your network
  • Sound out your ideas with a mentor who will give you constructive and honest feedback to help you make informed decisions
  • A fantastic initiative to highlight during recruitment processes
  • An opportunity to network with other mentors and mentees

View our ALMP case studies from students who have participated in the programme

ALMP mentors

Our mentors are all University of Birmingham Alumni who have gone on to senior leadership roles within their field.

They are from a range of sectors and backgrounds, all kindly volunteering their time to support you with your career journey.

As part of the application process you will be asked to identify mentors you would like to be matched with. 

Visit our ALMP Mentors webpage to access the list of mentors. 

Eligibility criteria

The programme is open to:

  • Penultimate year undergraduate students 
  • Medical and Dental Science undergraduate students in their third or fourth year

If you are unsure what career path you want to follow, we recommend you book a careers appointment with one of our advisers who can help you to explore your options. 

You then might wish to consider applying to our Careers Network Mentoring Programme where we have hundreds of mentors from a range of sectors and job roles who can support you with your next steps. 

Application process

  1. You will need to complete our ALMP application form 
  2. If your application is successful, you will be invited to complete a video interview. Training resources will be offered to help you prepare.
  3. If successful, you will be invited to our mentee induction session in and notified of the mentor you have been matched with.
  4. The mentorship will then take place from November to July time.

Find out more about the ALMP

Please contact our Mentoring Team via mentoring@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

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