CIPD Mentoring Programme - Looking for advice


Is there anyone in L&D who has used, or is using, the CIPD Mentoring Programme?

As an 'L&D Team' of one in my organisation, I'm considering applying for the programme with my local branch.  Would it be possible to share your experience, how you benefited from it and whether you saw it as worthwhile, please?

Thanks in advance.


  • Hi James. I was a mentee in a mentoring relationship, which was facilitated by CIPD. I have found it to be very valuable. The first year we had regular chats over coffee and this become less regular in the last 6 months, but we are still in touch and I have support if and when needed. it has helped me focus my career and learn from someone and I believe my mentor has found it to benefit him too. I would definitely recommend you check it out with your local branch. I know some mentees weren't paired first time round, but were in the next cohort. If you go ahead I hope you find it as valuable as I have.
  • In reply to Gemma:

    Hello Gemma,

    Thank you so much for replying. That sound's great, I will be going ahead with seeing if I can take part in the programme.