Rhiannon Humphreys
18 January 2021

IES Mentoring Scheme: back and better than ever!

We are excited to announce that our new mentoring platform launches today!

This means the IES Mentoring Scheme is back to support our members achieve their career aspirations.

Over the past few months, we have been developing the Mentoring Scheme to ensure that it is well-equipped to meet the needs of our members seeking career guidance and to help those who are providing this support. Our trusted mentoring streams - Graduate and Chartership mentoring - return, accompanied by a whole host of new streams.

What's new?

Our platform is tailored for our members and will help you make those connections integral for career development. The platform uses bespoke algorithms to match our mentees with the most appropriate mentors, cutting out the intermediary and speeding up the matching process. You will be able to build your profile on the mentoring platform and outline your experience as a professional. As a mentor, you can then identify your areas of expertise where you are happy to offer mentoring, and mentees can select the most relevant stream to their current work goals.

After establishing a profile, mentees will be able to search the database of appropriate mentors, using your chosen selection criteria during profile creation. Mentees can send out mentoring requests and mentors have the opportunity to accept and pursue the mentorship if they believe the match is suitable.

Mentors can also create mentee profiles; for example, you may be happy to provide mentoring on REnvP registrations but may be in need of support yourself in achieving Fellowship.

The platform also includes in-depth resources and useful tools designed to support your mentoring relationship, helping to stay on track and progress towards the mentee's goals.

Mentoring Streams

We have expanded the areas for mentoring available through the IES. These are split into 2 categories, goal-orientated mentoring and general mentoring.

Why join the IES Mentoring Scheme...

These are just some of the benefits identified by previous IES Mentors and Mentees. Joining the Mentoring Scheme will also help you further network with environmental professionals, develop your understanding of the sector as a whole, and get further involved with the IES community.

How can I sign up?

Our platform is now live for you to sign up. Check out the IES Mentoring Handbook for more information about the scheme and guidance for how to create your profile.

Sign up now

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the new scheme, please email Rhiannon Humphreys.

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