Mentoring involves special skills and its success depends on the commitment and availability of the mentor and on the rapport between mentor and protege.

A powerful personal development and empowerment tool, mentoring is an effective way of helping people to progress their careers and is becoming increasingly popular as its potential is realised. It is a partnership built on spending time sharing knowledge, insights, ideas and experiences.

The role of the mentor is to guide the candidate towards becoming a competent professional, enabling them to contribute to the company, the engineering profession and the community. By developing a close rapport with the candidate through regular meetings, the mentor can challenge the candidate to enhance their performance and provide valuable guidance and motivation.

The Institution’s Mentor Handbooks offer guidance on mentoring for professional development allowing mentors to support candidates working towards CEng, IEng, or EngTech.

A mentor:

  • Will help the candidate review their overall development and ensure that action plans progress in order to achieve learning outcomes
  • Should help the candidate believe in themselves and boost their confidence
  • Should ask questions and challenge the candidate, while providing guidance and encouragement

Mentors will normally work in a similar field and have valuable experience and advice to impart. A mentor should be someone who knows the candidate well professionally, in order to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses and help them achieve their professional development goals.

If you are currently mentoring candidates pursuing Chartered membership, Associate-Membership and/or Technician membership of the Institution or plan to do so in the near future, please register your details with us using the following form

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