Career Mentoring

Applications have now closed for the February 2021 intake to our GCU Career Mentoring Programme.  An announcement on future intakes will be promoted to all eligible students in the near future.

Queries regarding Career Mentoring should be sent to careermentoring@gcu.ac.uk

Queries regarding general careers support and advice should be sent to careers@gcu.ac.uk, or visit our web pages at www.gcu.ac.uk/careers/

See testimonials from our mentees here 

Mentee Feedback

“I would love to specifically emphasize how amazing my mentor has been. Thank you for this opportunity to get in touch with her. The interactions and her suggestions have helped me a lot and provided encouragement. If there is some kind of recognition for an alumnus, I strongly recommend her. Also, congratulations on pulling off this brilliant idea of career mentoring. It was much needed in today's unprecedented times." Satwika Sabal, MBA Luxury Brand Management

"Mentors can help with areas you wouldn't expect, and this is an invaluable opportunity you shouldn't pass up. I learnt lots about myself, developed confidence and developed a good rapport with a reliable, experienced professional that understood my fears and concerns. I genuinely looked forward to my monthly meetings, even if it was just for a chat!" Shanine Smith, BSc Food Bioscience

"I have gained immeasurable confidence through my mentor, and feel like this service benefited me greatly."  Anna Gillies, MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

"I think this is a great scheme to run and as I have now progressed in my career and made an assistant team leader after 4 months of employment. I would like to help someone else in the future and take part in the scheme as a mentor."  Hazel McHarg, BA (Hons) Business Management

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment?

The programme will last for 4-6 months. Each virtual meeting should last around 45-60 minutes and take place once every 3-4 weeks.

What will I discuss with my mentor?

Mentors will focus on giving you industry support and general guidance.

Who might my mentor be?

Your mentor will be a graduate of GCU who has volunteered their personal time to provide you with help and guidance. The information both mentors and mentees provide at the application process will help us to match you in the most effective way to meet your needs. We will consider your preferences on industry, gender, location and so on.

What training will I receive?

Both mentors and mentees will be provided with detailed handbooks, online tutorials and continuous web resources.

Contact Us

The GCU Mentoring team is always here for you at any time to answer any questions you may have or anything you would like to discuss.

Whether you are a mentor or mentee, or just interested and would like to know more, please contact our team on careermentoring@gcu.ac.uk We are happy to chat with you by phone or email to suit your needs.

Introduction to Career Mentoring