Apply for an IET mentor

The IET mentoring service operates on a 'by members, for members' basis providing members with the opportunity to be linked with a mentor outside the immediate workplace.

Mentee registration 

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.

How do I register?                                        

Download the mentee registration form, available above in the right hand box, and send this along with a copy of your current CV to the mentoring team.  You will then be asked to complete the mandatory mentee training whilst we find a suitable mentor for you.

Why register?                                              

A mentor can offer:

  • a different perspective;
  • challenges based on experience;
  • encouragement;
  • motivation;
  • help with setting goals and defining how to achieve them.

People who have used mentors in the past found mentoring has:

  • significantly influenced their attitude and professional outlook;
  • made them challenge their assumptions;
  • helped enhance their career and professional development;
  • helped them overcome obstacles and guided them round pitfalls.

How much does it cost?                            

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.

Registration process

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.  In the meantime, you will be required to undertake mentee training to help you manage your mentoring relationship and achieve a successful outcome.

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. 

Ready to apply?

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.