Mentors are useful at any stage in your career but particularly at times of rapid development or major change. They are people who will listen, challenge and help members review their progress in order to encourage them to make the most of their opportunities and progress in their careers. Mentors may come from different backgrounds from those of the people they are helping but will have experience in a similar sector. A mentoring relationship is likely to last for some time and it is likely that several meetings will take place.
Download the mentee registration form below.
A mentor can offer:
People who have used mentors in the past found mentoring has:
The mentoring service is provided as part of the IET's membership benefits, so applying for a mentor won’t cost you a thing.
The service is provided "by members, for members" – IET mentors are professionally registered members who have volunteered to register and train as a mentor. All mentoring will cost you is your time and commitment – and that will be a worthwhile investment if it helps you achieve your goals.
On receipt of your signed mentee registration form, the IET will contact you to confirm that your application has been received and advise on the next steps. The IET endeavours to link you with a suitable mentor as swiftly as possible, however, demand for the mentoring service is high and it may take a week or two for a mentor to become available.
Once a suitable mentor has been located, your contact details will be exchanged with your mentor so that you can make initial contact to begin your pairing and establish a successful relationship. After you have been paired you are expected to undertake mentee training in order to help you manage your mentoring relationship and achieve a successful outcome.
If you are ready to apply and are just seeking someone to check your application form prior to applying, then you don't need the support of a mentor and should seek the advice of a professional registration advisor (PRA). Professional registration advisors are members with detailed knowledge of the requirements and routes to professional registration.
You can find a professional registration advisor on the find an advisor page.