As a mentor on our programme your role is to support your mentee by having career focussed discussions that develop the mentee to explore new opportunities and build their confidence. By sharing your experiences and advice this increases the mentees awareness, knowledge and insight, helping them to gain a clearer direction for achieving their career aspirations.
We ask our mentors to volunteer one hour each month over the course of the scheme (6 months). However, this is flexible and something we encourage you to discuss with your mentee during your first meeting.
Once you have registered as a mentor, you will receive access to our online training course which provides useful resources to help structure your mentorship.
We recommend meeting face to face where possible but understand this may not be feasible depending on availability and location. Alternatively, you may look to use virtual channels instead such as Zoom, Skype, Teams etc. We encourage you to agree how your future mentoring meetings will take place during your initial meeting and how you will communicate with one another in between meetings (e.g. the frequency and format).
Our mentoring team are on-hand to offer any advice or additional support during the mentorship and will check-in with both parties at various points.