Mentor job sectors and roles

We have hundreds of mentors from a wide range of industries, many of whom are UoB Alumni

Some of our mentors are in the early stages of their career having graduated a few years ago. They can share with you their recent experiences of being a student and the transition from university into employment.  Others have years of experience and can talk to you about their career journey so far and the different roles or sectors they may have worked within. 

We also have mentors with experience of starting a business, as well as mentors who specifically want to support LGBT students with coming out in the workplace

Many of our mentors are UK based however, we also have some who are based internationally in places such as the US, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and more. They can share with you insights around what it's like to work or study internationally or even how to find job opportunities and work experience in those countries. 

Below are some examples of the types of job roles our mentors are from. 

Accounting and finance

  • Global Audit Manager
  • Finance Business Partner
  • NHS Graduate Management Trainee
  • Associate - Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services
  • Divisional Director, Chartered Wealth Manager
  • Senior Consultant

Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Banking

  • Senior Manager Group Risk Governance & Regulatory Affairs
  • Full time investor
  • Leveraged Finance Analyst
  • Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing Manager
  • Graduate Management Trainee
  • Senior Business Analyst

Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Business and Management

  • Commercial Project Manager
  • Executive Chairman
  • Managing Partner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Global Business Manager
  • Director
Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Computing and IT

  • Group CTO - Treasury Software Solutions
  • Principal Systems Developer
  • Development Manager and Head of Service Management
  • Principal Research Scientist
  • Senior Technical Operations Developer
  • CTO / Lead Data Scientist
Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Consultancy

  • Senior Associate - Enterprise Risk Management
  • Learning and Development Consultant
  • Strategy and Collaboration Consultant
  • Senior Consultant - Digital
  • Managing Director
  • Management Consultant

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

Rishi Singh video transcript

Azhar Kholwadia video transcript

Education

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

Antonia Winbush video transcript

Vernice Jeffers video transcript

Energy and Utilities

  • Chief Executive
  • Exploration Geoscientist
  • Retired Engineering Manager
  • Head of Developments
  • Head of Research & Development
  • Head of Technical Services
Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Engineering and manufacturing

  • Integrated Manufacturing Specialist
  • Manager New Product Development
  • Managing and Technical Director
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Body Homologation Manager
  • Lead Engineer - Electronics Test
  • Graduate Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Technical Account Manager

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

David Streather video transcript

Edward He video transcript

Nicole Lee video transcript

Healthcare/Medicine

  • GP Clinical Lead for Paediatrics, South Worcestershire CCG
  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Research Fellow & Specialty Registrar in Clinical Oncology
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Honorary Consultant Surgeon
  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Director of Operations - Surgery, Women & Children
  • Medical Doctor (Anaesthetic Middle Grade)
  • Graduate Management Trainee
  • Ophthalmology specialty trainee

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

Gemma Bridge video transcript

Human Resources and Recruitment

  • Learning designer
  • Director
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Training Manager
  • HR Advisor
  • Director
Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Legal

  • Barrister / Specialist Prosecutor and Crown Advocate
  • Commercial solicitor
  • Senior Policy Adviser
  • High Court Judge
  • Trainee Solicitor
  • Partner
  • Associate - Charities and Education

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

Victoria Steele video transcript

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

  • Director
  • Group Market Intelligence and Customer Experience Manager
  • Account Director
  • Digital Makreting Executive
  • Press Officer and Campaign Coordinator
  • Senior Account Director

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

Evie Luxton video transcript

Fiona Woolston video transcript

Jonathan Nason video transcript

Panna Hancock video transcript

Tom Hemmings video transcript

Media and Publishing

  • Assistant Producer
  • Team leader and production editor
  • Managing Director
  • Freelance Proofreader and Editor
  • Commissioning Editor
  • Freelance Researcher

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

Victoria Baltag video transcript

Public sector and Government

  • Project Manager
  • Historian and Journalist
  • Head of Black Country Growth Hub
  • Councillor
  • Executive Manager - Place
  • Briefing Officer

Vidoes coming soon from our Mentors when you can find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry.

Science and Research

  • Principal Scientist - Project Leader
  • PhD Student in Nuclear Materials
  • Socio Economic Researcher
  • Senior Chemical Engineer
  • Post Graduate Researcher
  • Scientist (Chemical Engineer)

Watch the videos below from some of our mentors to find out: who they are, how they can support you through the mentoring scheme and their top tip for going into their industry:

John Hudson video transcript

Kevin Currell video transcript

Colleges

Professional Services