Employer Mentoring Programme

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Want to connect with a professional in your sector or subject of interest? Look no further!

What is the mentoring programme?

The UHI Mentoring Programme has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to access insights, advice, and support, from a professional working in one of the following areas:

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Business, Tourism, and Leisure

Business, Tourism, and Leisure

  • Accounting and Financial Services
  • Business (general)
  • Economics
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Events
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Sports, adventure, and outdoor learning
  • Tourism
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Engineering, Built Environment, Computing, and Science

Engineering, Built Environment, Computing, and Science

  • Aircraft Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management
  • Applied Software Development
  • Archaeology and Environmental Studies
  • Architectural Technology
  • Bioscience
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Forest Management
  • Geography
  • Interactive Media
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Development
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Childcare, Healthcare, Humanities and Social Sciences

Childcare, Healthcare, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Child and Youth Studies
  • Health and Social Studies
  • History and Literature
  • Integrative Healthcare
  • Politics and Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
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Hear from some of our students

Hear more from students about their experience as a mentee on the UHI Employer Mentoring Programme.

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Emilie Massard – Student Testimonial

Some insights from Emilie, a 3rd year Business and Management student, on her experience as a mentee on the 2021-22 programme.

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Grant Anderson – Student Testimonial

Some insights from Grant, a 4th year Energy Engineering student, on his experience as a mentee on the 2021-22 programme.

Dener Pereira – Student Testimonial content

Dener Pereira – Student Testimonial

Some insights from Dener, an events Management student, on his experience as a mentee on the 2021-22 programme.

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What does the mentoring programme look like?

It runs over 6 months (October to April) with mentoring taking place via e-mail, phone, or video call - whichever suits you and your mentor. This is an easily accessible yet hugely beneficial learning, development, and networking opportunity.

Discussions with your mentor are to be held at least once a month for the duration. It is expected that communication will be more frequent than this however, and we encourage ongoing discussion to ensure you get the most out of the experience.

You’ll be able to liaise with your mentor on a number of topics and discuss a range of opportunities. Participating in this exciting programme will boost your CV and confidence, and result in a broad range of positive benefits for you now and into the future!

Students who have taken part in the programme will also be invited to attend a concluding session.

The session will involve some short, valuable exercises, and helpful information presentations from some of the organisations supporting the programme and the Careers and Employability Team.

Who can apply?

Students from any campus and any subject area, in their 3rd or 4th year of study.

Students on creative courses will be offered the chance to undertake the LevelUp! Programme, which offers similar mentoring opportunities. Watch this space for more information!

Who will mentor me?

When you apply, you will be asked to tell us a bit more about your topics of interest, and the type of sector or specialism you’d like your mentor to have experience in.

All of our confirmed mentors are passionate about providing you with the opportunity to discuss career aspirations, employability prospects and opportunities, and developments or trends in your selected area of interest. You may even want to identify any work experience or job opportunities they may be able to help you with, or discuss their career path and experiences, and how they got to where they are today. Discussions can also delve into the pace of change in business today, digital advancements, changes in the workforce and customers, and business development.

Application process

If you are interested, simply download, and complete the application, and send it to employer.mentoring@uhi.ac.uk by 11pm on 25th September 2022.

  1. Download the Mentoring Programme Application Form 2022-23
  2. Select your areas of interest from the list above, noting your first, second and third choices on the form
  3. Complete and submit your application by 11pm on 25th September 2022

Download the Mentoring Programme Application Form 2022-23

If you would like some support in completing your application, even if it's just a bit of feedback about what you've included, then please get in touch with the Careers and Employability Team: employer.mentoring@uhi.ac.uk

Then what happens?

Applications will be reviewed, and you will be matched to a mentor depending on your interests and subject area, and depending on the availability of mentors. You will have to sign a Confidentiality Agreement available for download here.

Once the application window is closed you will automatically be enrolled onto the specially designed FutureMe Pathway. This Pathway will offer you the opportunity to record and reflect on your mentoring journey. To unlock the Pathway and be introduced to your mentor, you will need to have watched the initial video setting up the basic principles of mentoring. 

You will then be provided with your mentor’s contact details so that you can get in touch with them to set up your first meeting/discussion. At that point, you should share your objectives with them. They will be able to help gauge whether your objectives can be reasonably achieved during the programme.

You will then embark on a programme of relationship/knowledge building with your mentor!

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