What is mentoring?
Our methodology is simple, we carefully pair up young creatives with a mentor who works in their chosen sector.
The role of a mentor

The role of the mentor is to be a critical friend to their mentee - to act as both a support and sounding board, but to also challenge when needed. A mentor gives tools and advice to their mentee to progress professionally, empowering them to make connections and to progress off their own merits.

They support, champion, encourage and occasionally challenge their mentee whilst creating opportunities for them into jobs and onto career progression in a fast-changing, competitive and highly networked workplace.
The pairings are encouraged to have contact outside of the facilitated monthly sessions in order to see real impact of the relationship.

We have found that by encouraging the building of relationships between our mentees and mentors, they develop bonds that stretch far beyond the programme, creating new networks and renewed confidence to proceed in a world that all too often is about who you know, rather than what you know or how well you do it.

Mentee training and onboarding
At the start of every mentoring programme, we provide training and a handbook for our mentees (and mentors) containing best practice and other things to bear in mind. You are partners, your mentor is here to support and guide you they are not here to do the work for you. It is your responsibility to follow up and to do the work in between the mentoring sessions. This is how you will benefit most from the process.

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