Members and companies often approach the IET for guidance on in-company mentoring. The IET offers suggestions on ways you might approach finding a mentor in your company.
The majority of in-company mentoring schemes are managed by the human resources department. If you are interested in finding a mentor within your company it is recommended that you contact your HR department to advise them of your interest.
If your company has an IET accredited professional development scheme, it will have a mentoring scheme operating within the professional development scheme. Again, it is recommended that you contact your HR department to advise them of your interest in finding an in-company mentor.
If your company does not have a formalised mentoring scheme, you may wish to approach a colleague about becoming a mentor. It is a good idea to think about what you hope to achieve by having a mentor so that you can discuss this with any potential mentors.
A potential mentor is likely to have many questions about the role of a mentor and what is involved in terms of time and commitment. The documents and information sheets within our mentoring resources provide information for mentors and include a list of frequently asked questions.
If you are unable to find a suitable mentor in your company, and are a member of the IET you can apply for an external mentor through the mentoring service.