Find a mentor using the Independent Mentor Service
If you’re working towards professional registration, looking for career guidance or need impartial support, you could consider applying to find a mentor through our Independent Mentor Service (IMS).
You may have a single objective, such as working towards professional registration, or you might be focused on a longer-term goal, like moving from one industry to another.
Whatever your goal, we’ll match you to an independent mentor
from our pool of professionals, who work in various industries and are at different career stages, to help, inspire and challenge you.
We typically match mentees to mentors
by industry or location. But, because the service is global and can be managed remotely, we may assign mentees to mentors outside their home country. In that case, meetings and interactions take place by phone and online.
There are no fixed rules governing the frequency of interaction which, after matching, is independently run between mentor
and the mentee. After you’ve been matched with a mentor, you’ll agree the timescales and commitment levels between you.
There’s no fee for using the service.
As a mentee, you may, for example, be working towards professional registration, employed by a small company where there is no Accredited Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS).
You could be an experienced engineer looking to establish a relationship that allows you to share professional and specialist advice, and expertise in a specific area of engineering. To qualify for the scheme, mentees must be one of our members and:
- Not a student
- An associate member or an EngTech, IEng or CEng
- Working towards or looking for advice on professional registration, or
- An experienced engineer, already professionally registered, wanting to establish a peer-to-peer relationship with an engineer who is an expert on a specific subject or an area of engineering
The memorandum of agreement (MOA)
will guide you both on the how the service works. You’ll enter voluntarily into the agreement with your mentor
– it’s a partnership between you both.
As we offer separate mentoring services through our Accredited schemes, such as the Monitored Professional Development Scheme
, the IMS is not available to mentees within companies which have an Accredited scheme.