Two students show their professional mentoring certificates 

Find out more and contact us

If you have any questions, would like to find out more about the scheme or you are an upcoming student who would like to become a mentee, please email Frankie and Sam at

Why should you take part and what could be covered? 

Mentors can help you gain unique insights into your desired careers, learn about networking opportunities, increase your skills and undertake mock interviews, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market. 
Support could include:
  • CV writing/help
  • Cover letters and applications
  • Networking and introducing contacts 
  • Insight into industry
  • Personal development
  • Practice interviews
  • Top tips for your sector

Who can apply?

The Careers Mentoring Programme is open to all students in all undergraduate, postgraduate taught, master’s courses and recent graduates only. Unfortunately, this is not open to postgraduate research courses.
Priority matching will go to students who fall under the following groups in keeping with the University’s Widening Participation Strategic statement: care leavers, students with disabilities, mature students, black and ethnic minority students and low participation neighbourhoods to ensure we offer a full supportive package. Secondary matching will then to go all other applicants who have not been on the programme before.
A member of the University of the Third Age mentoring a University of Plymouth student.

Programme timeline

Event showcase

Meet your Mentor
Find it hard to break the ice? We hold some “Meet your Mentor” events for each strand – these are held both on campus and online and give mentoring pairs the chance to meet each other with the mentoring team on hand for guidance... we also provide tea/coffee and biscuits! 
Celebration Event
Each year we recognise the achievements of mentoring pairs across all of our programmes. We all come together and share in success stories and have a bit of fun (and some cake!). These celebration events are held on campus.

Strand 1

Applications open: 3 April 2023
Applications close: 16 October 2023

Strand 2

Applications open: 13 November 2023
Applications close: 8 January 2024

Student feedback

Benefits of joining the Careers Mentoring Programme and becoming a mentee

Find out about the benefits of joining the Careers Mentoring Programme and working with a professional in industry to explore your career goals and personal development.
Francesca and Sam, part of the careers team. 

Apply now and contact us

Francesca and Sam look forward to welcoming you as part of the mentoring programme.
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about our mentoring schemes, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can email us at
Together we mentor graphic for careers mentoring 

Our Supporters

Thank you to these amazing businesses whose staff have kindly given up some of their time as mentors: 

AAA Foundation · ABC Service · ALSTOM · Anglian Water · Animals Asia Foundation · Ark King Solomon Academy · AROBOTNX · Atkins Ltd · Azets · Babcock International · BAE Systems · Barbican Botanics Gin Room · BBC · Beers LLP · Binnies UK Ltd · BK Links LTD · BNPS INTERNATIONAL · BP Mauritania · Brain Tumour Research · Breakthrough Too · Bridgeway Consulting Limited · Capita · Cefas · Choice Support, Care Quality Commission and University of Plymouth · CINEC Campus · lairWN Business & Marketing · CommScope · Consortiq · Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust · Daniel Chidley Coaching · Dartmoor Zoo · Department of Health and Social Care · Devon Air Ambulance · Devon and Cornwall Police · Devon County Council · Devon County Council Adult Social Care · Devon Partnership NHS Trust · E3 Consulting · Eddystone Media · Egress Software Technologies · Eminent Financial · Enterprise Rent-A-Car · Everyone Health · Flowbird Urban Intelligence · Foot Anstey LLP · Franckly Ltd. · Fresh Digital Media · GA Solcitors · GomSpace Aps · GSK · Hart Marine Consultants Ltd · IMDb · iSURVEY · Jacobs UK Limited · JMC Recruitment · Jubb Consulting Engineers · Kirkland & Ellis International LLP · Koerber Supply Chain · L3Harris · Liberty Pearl Photography/Audacious lives · Light and Wonder · Live Well Southwest · Marine Biological Association · Marine Conservation Society · Mark Holt and Co · MBA Consulting · McCarthy Stone · Mercedes Benz AG · Meta · Met Office · Modern Wolf · Mulberry Rural Ltd · National Marine Park · National Trust · NFU Mutual · NHS · Novartis Pharamaceuticals · Old Rope Music Group · Oracle Corporation · Partners in Supply Ltd ·Plymouth City Council · Plymouth Community Homes · Plymouth Scrapstore · RDUH NHS · Reedmace · RMIT University · Rowe IT · Royal Society of Chemistry · RSK · SAS Software · Schneider Electric · Scicorp (China) Co Ltd · Seaworks Training & Consulting (UK), STAMKON (Greece) · Software Solved Ltd · Sonardyne Training · St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth · Sulmara · SWGfL Trust Ltd · Teaching Personnel · The Football Association · The Hundred Hands · Thessaloniki Port Authority · Total Energy Solutions · Trowers and Hamlins LLP · UCSP Ltd · UHP - Derriford Hospital, Pathology · UHP NHS Trust · Uncoded Limited · UK Hydrographic Office · University of Bath · University of Exeter · University of Plymouth · Wildanet Ltd · Wits RHI (South Africa) · Wolferstans LLP · Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP · WSP