University of Plymouth mentoring opportunities

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” Steven Spielberg 

Mentoring is a great way to raise your career aspirations, gain knowledge and insight from the professionals in the sector.

There are so many benefits for both mentee and mentor and through the mentoring journey both professional and personal skills are developed and improved.

There will be information evenings held for prospective Mentors to learn more about all of our programmes.
These will be held on the following dates. To register your place please contact us using the button below.

  • 9 August 2021 | 1700 - 1800
  • 28 September 2021 | 1700 - 1800
Students there will be information sessions held on myCareer events calendar to discuss all mentoring programmes.

Inspire potential; awaken possibility

Find out more and contact us

To find out more about any of these schemes, whether you are a student or a prospective or current mentor, please email:

Annette Goddard and  Melanie Jones
Mentoring team
mentoring.careers@plymouth.ac.uk

Alumni Engagement Team
alumni@plymouth.ac.uk

I'm a student, why should I join a mentoring scheme?

The Careers Service offers 4 different programmes of mentoring to students at the University, from 1-1 meetings in our Professional Mentoring Programme to a new group mentoring programme. We offer an employer specific programme and an all online platform for students and graduates. Which ever way you prefer to be mentored- we have it covered!

There are many benefits to joining a mentoring programme. Alongside gaining invaluable knowledge and experience from a professional in your chosen sector, you will have access to practical support and an array of resources and tools available at your fingertips.

Whatever year you are in, mentoring can really broaden horizons and boost your career options, from CV support to mock interviews, top tips to social media connections, mentoring gives you a personalised way to develop your understanding of the sector you are interested in.

Being part of this programme helped me gain a clearer insight to what life will be like after University and how to make myself stand out in a work environment and when applying for jobs. It is a truly remarkable experience being mentored by someone with experience.

Sylvia Odey​, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Our mentoring schemes

Interested in being a mentor?

Why be a Mentor?
The benefits of being a mentor are endless, you can refine you own skillset whilst supporting others, offering expertise and guidance and overall feeling a real sense of achievement. Whether this is through a 1-1 mentoring journey or part of our group programme, your experience will be invaluable.

Plymouth Connect 
Please sign up as an alumni of Plymouth. Once verified you can access the portal and decide whether you could offer one off support or become an E-Mentor.

Professional Mentoring Programme and Diversity Group Mentoring
Email mentoring.careers@plymouth.ac.uk to apply. You can also connect via LinkedIn to see the latest information and mentor updates.

I believe it is a fantastic opportunity for both mentors and mentees to learn from each other across a shared industry and for mentees to gain a valuable insight into the working world as they make their way through university.​

Dan Wilkinson,​ McCarthy and Stone