Mentoring Scheme

The Careers Zone team at CU Coventry is committed to working closely with local organisations to help build a strong workforce that is beneficial to all employees and employers.

Currently, we are looking for employers who are willing to take part in our student mentoring scheme. As a mentor, you will advise students on how to make the best use of their talents and skills.

Mentors are those who lead by example and are there to encourage mentees in their career development. Mentoring is more than answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help, it is about developing an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge.

Benefits of mentoring

Some of the benefits of mentoring are:

  • Developing listening and communication skills.
  • Maturing leadership and management qualities in mentees.
  • Engaging in volunteering opportunities.
  • Benefiting from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth.
  • Gaining an understanding of the future workforce.
  • Spotting future talent for your company.
  • Helping less experienced individuals benefit from the support and guidance of a more experienced person.
  • Unlocking student potential and helping them flourish.

What’s involved

Mentors should aim to meet with their mentee at least four times per academic year. Your mentee will be an undergraduate student ranging from HNC to their penultimate year students. As a mentor, you may also be able to gain CPD points. Mentoring can also form part of a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

Interested? If you're interested in becoming a mentor and would like more information, please contact the Careers Zone office at CU Coventry at careers.cuc@coventry.ac.uk or  02477 659 678.

Testimonials

Digital & Technology Solutions student Pawel was connected with Morteza, the ICT Services Manager at CU Coventry, to share insights about the technology industry.

I loved to listen to the practical examples of career situations provided by my mentor, that will help me in my future career.

It helped me clarify some things in my life, make the decision to undertake a master's degree and understand how job interviews work. It has given me good memories and valuable notes for the rest of my working life. I highly recommend any student be part of the mentoring scheme and get some help deciding on a future career.

Pawel, Digital & Technology Solutions