Industrial Mentoring Scheme

Are you interested in developing future engineering and computer science talent?

The Industrial Mentoring Scheme connects undergraduate students with industrial mentors, to help understand the industries and gain skills to help their employability.  Volunteer mentors make this possible.

Why mentor our students?

Our mentoring scheme is an established way to access and guide the next generation. While giving something back, you could meet a future colleague or intern. Mentoring could also count towards your Continuous Professional Development activity. Many of our mentors return for successive years, with some sharing six reasons why they take part.

Who can mentor?

Graduate Engineers and Computer Scientists with at least eighteen months’ work experience. If you have equivalent qualifications, please get in touch to discuss.

How will the scheme work?

Mentors will share their experiences and expertise with a small group of students. Groups will meet online at least three times, ideally four, between February and November. We will provide guidance and support throughout.

How do I sign up to volunteer for this year's scheme?

Please email and someone will be in touch with more information.

The final submission date for signing up to the scheme is Monday 31st January 2023.


ILO Mentor Agreement

ILO Mentor Agreement 2023 (PDF, 39kB)

Get in touch

Joanne Brown - ILO Mentoring 

I would just like to say how impressed I am with the students. They seemed really engaged ... and they were full of questions in the final meeting. They were very keen to understand what they could do to improve their employability and how they might gain internship positions. It was a real pleasure to be involved with. And, of course, please sign me up for next year!

Torran Elson, Five AI

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