Mentees can benefit by:

  • Gaining an insight into different roles, organisations and sectors
  • Developing skills (communication, relationship building, organisation)
  • Accessing information and advice from experienced professionals
  • Building confidence & commercial awareness
  • Demonstrating a pro-active approach to improving employability
  • Discussing expectations, anxieties and concerns in a confidential environment
  • Networking and making new contacts

Mentors can benefit by:

  • Engaging in CPD by developing new skills, such as coaching
  • Giving back to the student community, sharing knowledge & expertise
  • Talent spotting for future recruits
  • Raising their profile as a supportive and accessible organisation
  • Gaining an understanding about today’s graduates, their expectations & abilities
  • Interacting with fellow mentors, building networks and sharing best practice
  • Reaching specific target groups of interest to their organisations