Find a mentor

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You can find a mentor to help you develop your career at work or via your Regional Group.

Mentors guide you towards Chartered, Technician and Associate-Membership as part of your Initial Professional Development (IPD), helping you develop and meet the core objectives related to each grade of membership.


Who is a mentor?

A mentor should be a professionally qualified member or someone of equivalent standing.

Being mentored is an effective way to progress your career by accessing the knowledge and experience of a senior engineering professional. You can have more than one mentor if you wish.


Tips for making the most of a mentor:
  • Set a regular time for meetings
  • Maintain regular contact
  • Prepare for your meetings - plan or structure the discussion around the issues you want to cover
  • Respect your mentor’s time: give notice if you need to cancel a meeting and be reasonable about contact during the working day or personal time
  • Be open to suggestions and trying new things. Tell your mentor if you acted on their advice, and what the outcome was
  • Give your mentor feedback: it’s essential for a successful relationship

Need advice finding a mentor?

Contact our membership team.

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