Applications for the 2015/16 cohort of the Professional Mentoring Scheme are now open, Please email professionalmentor@aston,ac.uk for details.
The Professional Mentoring Scheme gives Second Year students the opportunity to be mentored by business professionals. The mentors on the scheme are from a variety of disciplines; such as Accountancy, Finance and Banking, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing and Management Consultancy.
The scheme is sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group and is accredited by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
To support the many disciplines of our students our mentors come from a diverse set of organisations, which includes:
2 Sisters Food Group Ltd, AT&T, Cogent Elliott, Delcam Plc, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young LLP, IAC Ltd, Lloyds Banking Group, Jaguar LandRover Marks & Spencer, Post Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Veolia Environmental Services (UK) PLC, VAX Ltd and many SMEs.
What does being a mentee involve?
If you are successful and are matched with a mentor, you will have to attend three compulsory events, including:
- A training session
- Opening ceremony where you will meet your mentor
- The end of scheme Celebration Ceremony.
What are the benefits of participating?
- Develop your understanding of how to enter the job market
- Receive one-to-one personal development coaching and opportunities for work place visits
- Get an insight into your chosen industry
- Develop your professional network and be invited to exclusive events
- Heighten your business awareness and receive industry skills training.
How can Prospective Mentees Join?
Applications for the 2014/15 cohort of the Professional Mentoring Scheme are now closed. The next round of applications will be open to First Year Aston University students in the new academic year.
If you applied for the 2014/15 cohort you will be notified. If you are successful in being accepted onto the scheme, you will be required to attend a training session. We will contact you in August/September with details of these training sessions. If you have any questions, please contact the Professional Mentoring Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact +44 (0) 121 204 5104.
Download the Professional Mentoring Scheme mentee's leaflet.