Mentoring potentially benefits both mentor and mentee and therefore the College.


Mentoring is most likely to be effective when the mentee:

  • Takes responsibility for their own learning
  • Actively shapes the mentoring conversations
  • Accepts challenge
  • Is open and honest about themselves
  • Has trust in the mentor
  • Is willing to take risks
  • Has realistic expectations that are shared and agreed with the mentor

The sorts of conversations that can take place in mentoring:

  • Career aspirations
  • Blocks and challenges
  • Relationships at work
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Promotion
  • Performance issues

For further information download the booklet "Being a mentee – how to get the most from mentoring".