Manchester Gold Mentoring
What is it?
Highly regarded by both recruiters and students, Manchester Gold Mentoring has been running for over 10 years. Students are matched on a one to one basis with a mentor and will be in contact with them over a nine month period. The programme aims to help students with career planning and decision making about their future options.
It is an opportunity for you to receive personal support from an experienced professional who is keen to offer their advice and share their expertise/experiences.
The programme is competitive and it is important that you pay attention to the information provided here so that you are able to submit a strong application.
How does it work?
Students apply to be considered for the programme using CareersLink. The information provided will be used to shortlist and select applicants for a mentor match.
It is important that you provide as much information as you can to help us with the matching process. You do not need to know the exact role or career area you ultimately wish to pursue but it is helpful if you can give us an idea of what careers interest or inspire you and why you think you would like to be considered for the programme. For example, do you want:
- To find out what you can do with your degree?
- Help with CVs and applications?
- Information about a specific job, industry, or sector?
- Help with applying for an internship or summer placement?
You might also think that you have specific issues relating to employability and therefore would prefer to select one of our specialist strands for:
- Disabled students
- Black and minority ethnic students
- LGBT students
- International students planning to return home (to China, India, Malaysia or Nigeria)
- Doctoral research students (Spring programme only)
There is a specific section on the application that will ask you to outline your motivation for wanting a mentor and whether you have any specific requirements (ie gender or location).
You will be able to browse a list of which mentors are available on Manchester Gold Mentoring. This might help you identify your preferred mentors but we cannot guarantee a match with a specific mentor.
If you wish to be considered for Manchester Gold Mentoring, you need opt-in for the 2012-13 schemes on your CareersLink profile and 'save' your answers - see How to apply. Your application will then be considered by the Manchester Gold Team.
If a successful match is found, you will be invited to a pre-match assessment session where you will be given details of your mentor and your commitment to the programme will be confirmed.