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.

ILO Mentor Agreement

ILO Mentor Agreement 2024 (PDF, 138kB)

Get in touch

Joanne Brown - ILO Mentoring Coordinator 

I’ve really enjoyed meeting with my mentoring group so far – the students are a brilliant representation of the UoB: they are engaged; they ask thoughtful questions; they clearly think about items in-between sessions.

Matt Potts, MOD

The whole group engaged very well in the scheme, they all came prepared with questions, CV’s and took a genuine interest in what we do.

Jack Lake, Skeletal Consulting

A close-up photograph of a mentor smiling at a small group of students at a table Why be a Mentor?

Find out some of the benefits to being a mentor.

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