Welcome to the Career Mentoring Scheme information pages.
Applications for the Career Mentoring Scheme
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Would you like to find out more about a career that interests you?
Would you like to talk to someone from that profession about your career ideas?
Would you like help with your job applications and interviews?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then why not consider the career mentoring scheme?
What is mentoring? The scheme gives you the chance to meet with a professional from an organisation or in a job role that interests you. Your mentor can give you the benefit of their experience in a particular occupation, and an insight into the knowledge and skills you need to enter into and progress within that occupation. If you have questions about a career route that interests you, mentoring provides the opportunity to get the answers. There can also be considerable benefits in having a mentor in a non-related field.
You maintain the partnership over the academic year during which time it is suggested you will arrange to meet up three or four times.
How can I benefit? Mentoring can be highly beneficial. You have chance to discuss your career options and gain an insight into what’s required of you in the work place. You may also have the opportunity to
• visit a workplace
• research or confirm your career ideas
• gain ‘insider’ advice on the application and job hunting process
• find out about specialist skills/knowledge or training required
• make contacts and meet people
• possibly arrange future work shadowing or work experience
• get the support you need so you can face your job search with confidence
Who are the mentors? Our mentors volunteer to take part in the scheme and want to help you. They span various careers within a range of local and national organisations. Organistions who have offered mentors in recent years include Department for Children Schools and Families, DLA Piper LLP, Herbert Baggaley Construction Ltd, HSBC, IrwinMitchell Solicitors LLP, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Peak District National Park Authority, Sheffield City Council, Siemens, Symmetry Medical and Tata Steel.
Who can apply? Any student can apply. The career mentoring scheme is primarily aimed at undergraduate students of any course or year and can be particularly useful for
first years who want to see how their studies relate to the workplace and want to plan ahead so they choose the module options most appropriate to their future career goal
second years who are preparing for placement and those who want to get as much experience as possible before they enter the busy final year
final year students or postgraduates who want to explore options, enhance their CV and extend their network of helpful contacts