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Become a Professional Mentee

Your development journey starts here.

Our Professional Mentoring scheme matches students with experienced professionals with a view to developing their skills, confidence and future employability.

Applications for the November wave are now closed. Applications for the February wave will be open in December 2017.

  • The November wave starts with the Introduction Evening on November 30th and lasts for 6 months until the end of May.
  • The February wave starts with the Introduction Evening on February 28th and lasts 6 months until the end of August.

Apply here

Why join the Professional Mentoring scheme at City?

  • You will be provided an excellent opportunity to develop your confidence and employability skills and professional network.
  • You will receive one-to-one support and guidance on your CV and your career plans.
  • You will gain insight into your related field as well as the industry recruitment process and labour market.
  • You will be given a pathway to become a highly employable graduate.

How can this scheme help you?

This is a programme designed to assist students who:

  • are first generation in to university
  • consider themselves to be disabled
  • have spent time in Local Authority care
  • are embarking on a new career path through postgraduate study
  • have had less experience within the workforce and would like to know how to make the most of the skills and knowledge derived from their studies
  • at a crossroads; lacking confidence; or unsure how to kick-start their intended career.

Our mentors

Our professional mentors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and have developed comprehensive knowledge and expertise within their field.

  • 73% of our mentors are alumni of City.
  • Over 20 of our mentees have recently re-joined the scheme as mentors.
  • All of our mentors have a specific drive to develop students just starting out on their career journey.

Companies our mentors work in

Aatra Consulting
Air Worldwide
Aldermore Bank
Allen & Overy Llp
Alpha R Cubed Ltd/Bgt Edge
Alpha Real Capital
Amec Foster Wheeler
American Express
Ampformatics Ltd
Analypsis Consulting Ltd
Analysys Mason
Angel Equity International Ltd
Antares Underwriting
Ar&T Planning Ltd
Arcadia Group Limited
Ardmore Healthcare Ltd
Aria Networks
Ascot Lawyers
Assocation For Financial Markets In Europe (Afme)
Association Of Graduate Recruiters
Atris Techniki Sa
Audit Executive
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Sa
Barclays Capital
Bark And Co
Battersea Power Station
Bbc Television
Bbc Worldwide
Berkeley Group
Bny Mellon
British Standards Institution
British Transport Police
Camden Council
Can Insurance Company Ltd
Capgemini Consulting
Capital Actuary
Caterpillar Financial
Central And North West London Nhs Foundation Trust
Centre For Psychology
Charlotte's Group
Chartered Insurance Institute
Chartered Wealth Manager
Chaucer Consulting
Chelsea Apps Factory
Chevron Corporation
Chopard Ltd
Chronos Advisory Ltd
Cicc Uk
Cisco Meraki
City And Hackney Mind
City Of London Coorporation
City, University Of London
City, University Of London Students' Union
Client Advocates
Cna Hardy
Cognifide (Wpp)
Coller Cpaital
Concrete Repairs And Centura Group
Coretech, A Wpp Company
Correlation Risk Partners
Cotiviti Europe Ltd
Cranfield University
Creating Outcomes Ltd
Credit Suisse
Cushman & Wakefield
Daily Express Online
Dell Corporation
Department For International Trade
Department Of Energy & Climate Change Of The UK Government
Deutsche Bank
Devonshires Solicitors
Devreux Chambers
Direct Line Group
Disability Law Service
Dods Parliamentary Communications
Ec Harris
Edf Energy
Elite Associates
Ets Plc
European Medicines Agency
Eurostar International Limited 
Fidelity Worldwide Investments
Fisher Meredith Solicitors
Fitch Learning
Fortune Green Legal Practice
General Electric - Corporate Finance Bank
General Medical Council
Goldman Sachs
Goldsmiths Students' Union
Graduate Transitions
Grant Thornton
Guy's & St Thomas Nhs Foundation Trust
Hale And Company Llp
Hardman Structural Engineers
Haringey Council
Heyne Tillett Steel
Hiltongrove Group
Hitachi Consulting Uk
Homerton University Hospital
Human After All
Human Rights Watch
Ibl Consultancy
Idom Merebrook Ltd.
Ihs Jane's
Ihs Markit
Imperial College Business School
Independent Audit Limited
Informer East Africa
Investec Plc
Itelligence Uk
J. Murphy & Sons
J.P. Morgan
Jam Recruitment
Jlt Re
John Lewis Partnership
K Szlichcinski Associates Ltd
Kaspersky Lab
Kesar And Co Solicitors
Kingsley Opticians
Landmark Chambers
Lead Financial Blogger & Online Reporter
Learning And Work Institute
Legal & General Assurance Society Plc
Legal And General Investment Management
Lloyds Banking Group
Locke Digital
Lockton Llp
London & Partners
London Ambulance Service Nhs Trust
London Stock Exchange Group
London Underground
M & D Education Consultants
Mac Financial 
Malik And Malik
Mango Aviation 
Marie Curie
Market Reporter
Marshall Aerospace And Defence Froup
Martin Redston Associates
Media Law International
Metropolitan Grand Lodge
Mindful Bites Ltd
Mlex Market Insight
Monckton Chambers
Moonlight Media
Morplan Ltd
Mott Macdonald
Munawar Management Consulting Ltd. / Lloyds Banking Group
National Grid
Natural History Museum
Nbc Universal
Netsuite Inc
Network Rail
Newly Retired ( Aug 2016) From Royal Opera House Bridge
NHS England
North Asset Management
Novalex Solicitors
Nuf Consultancy Ltd
Nursing And Midwifery Council
Ocado Technology
Orc International
Pa Consulting Group
Picton Capital
Pinsent Masons Llp
Pj Careys
Pja Finance
Power Way Hk Dev Ltd
Premium Credit Limited
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Private Equity Analyst
Progressive Customer Publishing
Public Health England
Pxvn Ltd
Qed Structures
Queen Mary University
Re (Capital Joint Venture Barnet Council)
Recolte Capital Ltd
Redwood London
Regulatory Finance Solutions
Reply Ltd
Robert West Consulting
Royal Bank Of Scotland Plc
Rsa Insurance Group Plc
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Sadler's Wells
Santander Uk Plc
Savills Uk Limited
Scor Global Life Uk
Seeking Opportunities
Sei Investments (Europe) Ltd
Senior Associate Assurance/Consulting
Senior Support Worker/Trainee Counsellor/Psychotherapist /Development Worker
Shepherd Lamalle Film & Animation
Sib Group
Sierra Leone Maritime Administration
Sk Financial
Slater And Gordon Lawyers
Small Media
South England Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists
Splyt Technologies Ltd.
Steel And Shamash
Subsea 7
Talktalk Group
Tecosim Technical Simulation Uk Ltd
Telford Homes Plc
The Business Of Fashion
The Coaching Collective
The Currency Account
The El-Bethel Faith Int.Ministries
The Guardian
The Hospital Club
The Methoidst Church/City, Uofl
The Natural History Museum 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Screening Solutions
Times Of India Group, Mid-Day Publications, Asian News International
Tm It Consulting
To Children With Love (Russia)
Tokio Marine Kiln
Towers Watson
Travelers Syndicate Management
Triforce Recruitment
Turner & Townsend
UK Magazines Ltd
University College London
University College London Hospitals Nhs Trust
University Of Greenwich
Vattenfall Wind Power
Vinci Construction
Viola Polakowska
Visiting Arts
Vodafone Group
Wandsworth Borough Council
Wardour Studios Ltd
Wex Photographic
White Cube
Willis Towers Watson
Wsp|Parsons Brinckerhoff
Xb Consultants
Xl Catlin
Zenospace International Limited

Application information

  • Please read the mentee information sheet and all information provided to understand the nature of the scheme and the commitment required before you apply.
  • This is a competitive scheme based on need, so please answer questions as clearly as possible. Your answer will help us in assessing whether this is the right opportunity for you.
  • We will also ask you to upload a jpeg file of yourself (passport photo style) before you submit your application form. Photographs are used by the Professional Mentoring Team as a method of identifying mentee candidates throughout the selection process.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after you submit your application. All further communication, including confirmation that you have been shortlisted for interview, will take place via email.
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to a 15-minute interview. You must be able to attend an interview and one training session.
  • If you are shortlisted you will need to log in to CareersHub to select an interview timeslot (offered on a first-come, first-served basis). This will confirm your attendance. More information on the interview booking procedure is provided on the application form. You will need to keep track of this appointment through CareersHub as there will be no further reminders.
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted and invited to interview. It is important to understand that this programme is designed to assist those with clearly identifiable development needs.
  • Successful candidates must attend an evening training session and the Introduction Evening where you will meet your mentor for the first time.

Once a Mentee:

  • As a mentee on this programme you are a representative of City. This is a professional relationship. You are expected to conduct your relationship in a professional manner and in a style befitting your membership of City as a collegiate community.
  • This is not a work placement or internship scheme but a development opportunity.
  • The scheme is aimed at students who don't get professional insight into industry as part of their course (e.g. courses that offer work placements as part of the qualification).
  • The scheme enables mentors to pass on employability skills, knowledge, and experience and we try to allocate you a mentor from your specific field of study/interest however this cannot always be guaranteed.
  • You are expected to display a proactive approach to your relationship with your mentor, with a commitment of at least 12 hours of quality contact time with your mentor during the scheme.
  • The Professional Mentoring team reserves the right to remove students from the process - at any point - if it is assessed that selected participants are not abiding by the etiquette of the scheme and the code of conduct.
  • If you have been accepted on to our undergraduate stream unfortunately we cannot consider your application for participation in this postgraduate stream. However, if you were not successful in gaining a place on our undergraduate stream and you are now a postgraduate studying at City, you are welcome to apply. Unfortunately, due to limited time and resources we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

Mentee Code of Conduct 2016-17

Mentor Code of Conduct 2016-17

Professional Mentoring Complaints Policy - Mentees

We are nationally accredited by NCVO.

Who do I contact?

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