Open to final year undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
About: This scheme aims to help students transition from university into employment. Whether they are seeking a graduate job or already have one secured, mentoring gives them access to a professional working in their chosen sector to improve their skills and knowledge to kick start their career after graduation.
Am I a suitable mentor?: We'd recommend mentors to have at least 2 years work experience after graduation. Please note that for postgraduate taught students some may have had sufficient industry work experience and then come back to university to seek their qualification.
How am I matched to a student?: Students submit an online application form outlining their preferences for a mentor. Matches are made based on location, career interests and development needs. Depending on the career interests, we may match postgraduate taught students with mentors who have also completed a postgraduate taught qualification.
Final year undergraduate students graduate complete their degree in June and are mentored for the first 6 months after graduation.
Postgraduate taught students will still be completing their degree up to September. This scheme aids them to seek support whilst studying and then aid their transition into employment for the remaining months on the scheme.