Professional Mentoring


Professional Mentoring offers you the opportunity to engage in a developmental relationship with a person in industry over a six month period. Our Professional Mentors impart their knowledge and share their experience with their allocated student. The focus is on enhancing your employability prospects by encouraging personal growth and awareness with a view to making you an even more appealing graduate. City's scheme is well-regarded across the sector, winning a prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award in 2017 and has recently been re-accredited as meeting the Approved Provider Status by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

  • Mentors at the annual Professional Mentoring Awards evening
  • Lots of people attend the Introduction Evening!
  • Undergraduate launch event (first wave)
  • Networking evening - gain experience meeting professionals
How to get involved 

Apply through CareersHub by clicking the link below.

Important dates
Benefits to getting involved 

There are quite a few benefits to being a Professional Mentee. Since 2008 more than 2000 students have experienced being mentored and most of them cite enhanced confidence and determination in pursuing their career aspirations as one of the biggest benefits.

Another positive outcome is an insight into the professional world and subsequent behaviours that one would need to employ in order to succeed. Yet every mentoring relationship is different and the benefits are also dependent on the goals that mentors and mentees set with each other.

When does it take place? 

Once or twice a month for a period of six months. The mentoring pair decides on meeting frequency together.

Autumn cohort: November – May

Spring cohort: February - August

Where does it take place? 

Online, until further notice.

Who can apply? 

Applications are open to 2nd, 3rd year and Postgraduate students as well as recent graduates who are currently unemployed.

This is a competitive scheme.  If shortlisted, will be invited to a 15 minute interview.  If successful, there is a mandatory training session before you are assigned a mentor.


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