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School of Science, Engineering & Design

Professional mentoring scheme

We are seeking volunteer mentors from local science and engineering firms to share their expertise with our undergraduate students.

Our mentoring scheme is an opportunity for students to receive individual support from industry professionals and it gives them a valuable insight into their chosen profession.

And as a mentor you will be able to:

  • expand your professional network
  • build your current skills set
  • gain volunteering experience that looks good on your CV
  • gain a sense of satisfaction from passing on your knowledge and experience.

Potential mentors need to be working at a supervisory level within local companies and be able to spare up to eight hours per academic year - October to May - to meet or communicate with students from the School of Science & Engineering on a one-to one basis.

For mentees it's a great opportunity to improve their employability in a particular career area, clarify career plans, make contacts in the business world, become ready for work and receive support and guidance on a range of job-related skills.

Two students assisting a third with breathing apparatus in the campus' Paramedic suite

Placement opportunities
We also have a number of high calibre science and engineering students seeking placement opportunities.
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Encouraging self discovery in others

The mentoring scheme is being co-ordinated by Angela Waldock, student placement officer in the School of Science & Engineering.

She said: ‘We’re looking for industry professionals to share their wisdom and guidance, individuals who have the ability and time to be supportive and encourage self discovery in others.

‘The kinds of things we’re looking for from our mentors are help with CV development, support and guidance on a range of job related skills and advice about possible career paths.

‘I’m really keen to hear from any firm based in the Tees Valley. It’s a chance for industrialists to meet our enthusiastic undergraduates and make a positive difference by supporting and encouraging their development.’

Mentor application form