Find a mentor

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. Download the Mentor Handbook and share this with the senior engineers you have agreed to work with through your journey to professional registration.


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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