We’ve been running a branch mentoring group for over seven years, tailored to local members’ needs. The group’s open to anyone - as long as you’re willing and able to commit to the mentoring relationship either as a mentor or a mentee.
Mentoring is a long-term relationship that meets a development need, helps develop full potential, and benefits mentor and mentee alike. The benefits of our local branch mentoring include:
- Impartial advice and encouragement
- Development of a supportive relationship
- Assistance with problem solving
- Improvement of self-confidence
- Professional development
A mentor may have a certain level of experience or knowledge, be working at a particular level, or have skills and abilities they’d like to pass on to others. A mentee, on the other hand, recognises they need support or guidance in a particular area, and want to be proactive about their own development.
Although we’ve already matched applicants for this year’s Mentoring Group, we’ll still be taking ad hoc applications throughout the year, matching mentees to mentors depending on mentor availability.
We’re always looking to boost our mentor numbers, so if you feel you can give one to two hours of your time a month to develop a mentee's career, or if you want to find out how a mentor can help you secure your next role and advance your career, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll continue to run this local group alongside the central CIPD mentoring scheme, a popular member-to-member mentoring programme.
Download the PDFs below to find out more about the Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes branch Mentoring Group.