Become a Mentor
Our mentors bring a range of business experience to the Group and each person has their own style and approach. There are no set rules and each mentor/mentee relationship can be individual. Each mentor is a volunteer, giving their time and advice for free.
By its nature, mentoring is about establishing a relationship. Each mentoring relationship is unique and created by the two participants.
However, in our experience, mentors can:
- Listen to problems
- Give practical suggestions
- Offer alternative approaches,
- Share access to other sources of support or ideas
- Build self-confidence
- Provide introductions to other organisations where appropriate
- Help set priorities and action plans
- Make suggestions to student cvs
- Advice for approaching job interviews
- Assist with job applications
The position as a trusted aide outside the established reporting structure enables mentors to advise on challenges during the award winners’ time at University and after graduation.
We aim to keep the Mentoring deliberately informal with no bureaucracy and, once matched, mentors and mentees are free to structure their relationship to fit their needs and styles, as well as the frequency and scope of conversations. Meetings can take place over the phone, video calling or face to face. The mentoring relationship can be of different duration, depending on the help that is needed.You will be sent a few paragraphs about the mentee, if you feel you are able to support them an introductory email will be sent to both parties leaving you to arrange a preliminary meeting to make sure you feel positive about starting a mentoring relationship. Once you have both fed back positively to the office then you can go ahead and arrange subsequent mentoring meetings.