Graduate Mentoring scheme

Open to final year undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

This scheme is a great way to seek advice from a professional currently working in the area you are interested in. Our mentors can offer career insight, industry knowledge and top tips about transitioning from university life to the working world. 

  • Gain advice and knowledge from professionals working in an area you hope to pursue after graduation.
  • Sound out your ideas with a mentor who will share their career journey with you, in order to help you make informed decisions. 
  • Build your confidence to ensure that you enter the job market with a better understanding of what you want. 

If you have any questions, please email mentoring@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

How to apply (Deadline: Sunday 17 June 2018)

To apply for a mentor on the Graduate Mentoring scheme, you need to submit your application form by Midnight Sunday 17 June 2018. Please see the following image icons below that link through to useful pages on what mentoring is about, the application form, support for writing your application and the timeline of the scheme. 

Grad mentoring - why mentoring
Grad mentoring - application process
Grad mentoring - application support
Grad mentoring - timeline

Our mentors want to help

Our mentors are based in many different locations, both in the UK and internationally in places such as Hong Kong, the US and China. They also cover a large number of sectors and career areas. On your application form you can select your top 3 sector areas and top 3 preferred locations of where you would like your mentor to be based. We will then do our best to find someone who is most relevant, and we encourage all applicants to keep an open mind as all of our mentors have a wealth of experience and advice to share.  

In your application form we will ask what career areas you are interested in. This will help us to find a suitable mentor for you.

Please note that whilst we try to meet your requirements there may be some mentors that are not directly working in your chosen area but still have a wealth of experience and advice to offer you.