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How does the programme work?

How does the mentoring programme work?

The mentoring programme is free for all members of the IoIC. If you are not yet a member and would like to join, you can find out more about this here.

The programme runs three times a year in February, June and October when we welcome applications from all areas of the profession and all levels of experience. 

Applications are reviewed by IoIC head office staff and matches are made depending on the mentee's objectives, the mentor's experience and area of expertise, location, preferences regarding contact and communication, and any other specific or relevant skills or aspirations. Matches are made within four weeks of the closing date of the mentoring round. 

Once matched, you will recieve details of your respective mentor or mentee along with a guidance document from the IoIC to help you through the process and give you some ideas about how best to utilise the relationship. After that it's down to you to contact your mentee/mentor and get the ball rolling! 

We recommend that that the mentoring relationship lasts for at least 6 months in order for both mentee and mentor to fully benefit from the scheme. However, we are happy for the relationship to last for as long as is convenient for both parties.

The IoIC will contact you and your respective mentee/mentor around six weeks after you have been matched to check on your progress.

To find out if mentoring is right for you, please email [email protected].


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