CAREER MENTORING

Help steer and empower the next generation through sharing your career insights!

The University of Westminster Career Mentoring Schemes connect students and recent graduates with professionals for a long or short-term mentoring relationship. As facilitators of personal and professional growth, our committed mentors help students and recent graduates find their feet, ensuring they have the confidence to take their next steps to a successful future career.

Since 2010, our award-winning Mentoring Schemes have made thousands of effective matches between students and recent graduates with members of our experienced mentoring community from across the world.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring offers students and recent graduates a chance to enhance their employability through confidence building, networking and developing key skills whilst learning about the opportunities available in specific career areas. Simply put, mentors are people who help others to succeed.

Why become a mentor?

Being a mentor is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your interpersonal skills in key areas such as listening, communication and mentoring. As a mentor, you will be able to share insights into your own career journey and, possibly the most rewarding aspect of being a mentor is knowing that you have contributed to the success of an individual by helping them to navigate the challenging transition from student to professional.

About our schemes

For greater flexibility, we offer both long and short-term mentoring opportunities with mentoring sessions taking place in a range of ways such as over the phone or through online platforms such as Skype. Our schemes are a great chance for you to provide one-to-one support to University of Westminster students and recent graduates.

  • Career Mentoring Scheme – As a mentor, you would be matched with a student or recent graduate for a six-month long mentoring relationship. During this time, you would be expected to have a minimum of 5 mentoring sessions across the six-month period.
  • Ask a Mentor Service – This offers one-off conversations with a student or recent graduate and is an alternative for those who are only available to take part in short-term mentoring opportunities.

If you would like to find out about how to become a mentor, please contact the Mentoring Team at career-mentoring@westminster.ac.uk or sign up here.

Service Announcement: COVID-19

We operate a fully digital service to support our stakeholders.

The Careers and Employability Service has moved to a fully virtual provision for our students, alumni, employers and the wider community.

Please note that currently we won’t be able to take phone calls or organise on-campus activities.

To discuss your Westminster CareerHub registration, profile or vacancy adverts please contact the Careers Information Team:

E: careers@westminster.ac.uk

For further information on our extended employer services such as employer events, to discuss any new ideas or for professional advice on how to best support your recruitment campaign please contact the Recruiter Engagement Team:

E: employerliaison@westminster.ac.uk