Professional Mentoring Programme

Professional Mentoring ProgrammeWhat is it?

The Professional Mentoring Programme allows you to approach industry professionals and alumni to mentor and support you through the transition into your career.

The programme forms part of the Get Connected opportunities, which are exclusively available to students who have completed the Leicester Award Gold and are looking to gain further insight into a particular industry or career path.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Leicester is committed to supporting all students and especially Final Year students, through this very uncertain and challenging time. One of the ways that we are doing this is through the expansion of the University of Leicester’s Professional Mentoring Programme. The Professional Mentoring Programme is now available to all final years. For further information on enrolling, email Professional Mentoring Programme Project Coordinator – Molly Juckes on molly.juckes@leicester.ac.uk. You will be asked to watch the Fast Track Preparation Video and complete the accompanying worksheet prior to gaining a Mentor.

Why should I become a mentee?

The Professional Mentoring Programme will put you in touch with an industry professional or alumnus to support your career development, build your commercial awareness and increase confidence. Your experience as a mentee on the programme will help you stand out and be better informed when looking to secure placements or graduate employment.

Benefits

  • One-to-one guidance and support from your chosen mentor
  • Sector and industry insights
  • Increased career motivation, commercial awareness and confidence
  • Opportunities to reflect and receive advice on how to enhance your skills
  • Expanding your professional network

How flexible is the programme?

The programme is designed to work flexibly around your studies and personal commitments. It is between you and your mentor to decide when is most convenient to arrange your meetings within this time.

The method of contact you have with your mentor is also flexible, with face-to-face, Skype, phone and email all possible ways of communicating with your mentor. This means you can be mentored by alumni and professionals whether they are located in the local area or much further afield.

How do I get involved?

For more information on how to get involved, contact Molly Juckes at mentoring@le.ac.uk

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Contact details

Professional Mentoring:
Molly Juckes
Project Coordinator


Get Connected:
Robyn Brown
Project Officer