The Cityparents Mentoring Scheme is now open for its annual application window - this will close 24th May 2019. Application form links are at the bottom of this page - please read this page carefully before proceeding.
We operate a cross-company mentoring scheme, providing valuable 1-1 support to members of our network. You do not need to be a parent, or based in London, to apply - the Scheme is open to all Cityparents members, and welcomes those seeking a virtual/Skype mentoring partner. You will be asked to indicate your preference for this in the application form.
We welcome mentor applications from women and men who would like to help their mentees to grow, overcome any obstacles they may be facing and to progress in their careers, benefitting from their own experiences and learning journeys so far. Mentee applications are invited from anybody, at any stage of their career, looking to navigate their career paths and/or work/life balance.
Participants are typically from a broad range of professions including law, investment banking, asset management, insurance, human resources, information technology, regulation, professional services, real estate and media. A cross-company scheme has huge advantages in allowing mentees to be matched with a mentor from outside their own firm, or even (if desired) outside their industry/profession.
The purpose of the mentoring relationship is for the mentor to offer the mentee a supportive and confidential environment in which to discuss and think through any issues regarding their work/home life.
We ask mentors and mentees to commit to meeting either in person or by Skype/equivalent approximately every six weeks for a year. After this time, if the relationship continues it will be outside the scope of the Scheme.
All participants are asked to abide by our Cityparents Mentoring Code which sets out the parameters of mentoring and offers suggestions for the continuation of the mentoring relationship.
Have more questions? Read our FAQ here.
The Scheme is free to mentors. Each mentee is asked to pay a £100 administration fee on being matched which will be partly refunded if they and their mentor decide not to proceed following the initial introduction. Please note: Event/Webinar Passes and Corporate Access Event/Webinar Passes do NOT cover the cost of this administration fee.
We welcome participation from employers, who are able to reserve places in the Cityparents Mentoring Scheme for specific numbers of mentees and mentors, and remove the cost burden from the individual. Please contact us if you would like to enter employees into the Scheme.
Our Seminars and Mentoring Surgeries – over lunchtime and via conference call – will provide an opportunity for small groups of participants to seek assistance and personalised input from the Scheme Director, alongside other guest participants and speakers, on ‘good mentoring conversations and techniques’. They are an invaluable way for both mentors and mentees to maximize the mutual benefit of the relationship and receive support where needed.
About Sarah Tennant, Mentoring Scheme Director
Please click on the links below to make your application, allowing approximately 20 minutes to complete your form.
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