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Company mentoring schemes

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Companies choose to set up mentoring schemes to help their staff grow and improve, and TES is here to support them. Mentors play a crucial role in challenging and guiding mentees to reach their full potential.

How does it work? Here's how TES's mentoring program works:

  • The mentor is also an employee who works at a similar or higher level to the mentee
  • The mentor should not be a direct supervisor of the mentee
  • The mentor doesn’t need to be professionally registered to mentor unless the mentee wants to gain a particular registration category such as CEng, IEng, EngTech
  • If your company already has an established mentoring scheme, ensure they are aware of the new relationship
  • The scheme works better when supported by top management, although it's not a requirement
  • The mentors are carefully chosen and well-matched to the mentees
  • The scheme must be monitored from a distance by human resources or a manager to ensure it meets high standards.

Make it happen Here's how to set up a mentoring scheme within your workplace with TES's help:

  • If your company has an accredited professional development scheme with TES, then it’ll also have a mentoring scheme. Contact your company’s dedicated scheme coordinator for more information and to express your interest.
  • If your company doesn't have a formal mentoring scheme, you can still approach a colleague you admire and ask them to mentor you. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve before you have a chat about it.
  • TES can even provide guidance on how to set up a mentoring scheme within your workplace.

If you can’t find a mentor within your company to help with professional registration, and you’re a member of TES, you can apply for one through our mentoring service.