Would you like an IBM mentor?

Would you like to have a career mentor from IBM? The company have offered us around 15 of their employees as mentors to Sheffield Hallam students. Many of these mentors are enrolled on the IBM graduate scheme – some have even studied at Sheffield Hallam. If you are wondering whether this would be relevant to you, you might like to know that IBM recruit graduates from all degree areas.

What is the purpose of the scheme?

The purpose of the scheme is to prepare students for graduate employment through a number of activities. It will give you an opportunity to receive advice and insight from somebody working for a large corporation. By targeting first and second years, the aim is to encourage participation in both a placement scheme, and enrolment onto a graduate scheme, after you complete your studies.

When will it happen, and how will it work?

The scheme will run from February to June 2015, and will aim to involve at least 1 hour of contact time per month – whether that’s face-to-face, via telephone, Skype or e-mail. Some of the mentors will mentor you remotely, i.e. via e-mail, Skype and telephone calls. Others will be located in and around Sheffield and will therefore do their best to meet with you face-to-face.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students in their first or second year, of any degree.

How will the application process work?

You must complete the application form following any instructions, including the specified word counts. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, however please ensure your application form illustrates your desire to take part in the scheme. We will select applicants to attend an induction session, on the basis of quality of your application form, and if necessary, by date order we receive them. So, don’t delay!

Sheffield Hallam University – promoting and supporting Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

We will be ensuring that there is an equal gender balance in the applicants that are put forward, to try to redress the under-representation of women within IBM. We also hope to secure some additional IBM mentors who are LGBT, so if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender, and are dealing with issues around coming out at work, now or in the future, you may find this helpful. All information applicants disclose will be treated in confidence.

Please note: The IBM mentoring scheme has been offered to us, for first and second year students at Sheffield Hallam University. It is separate to the University’s Career Mentoring scheme.

How can I apply?
To take advantage of this offer, please complete the application form below and return it to Linda.wilson@shu.ac.uk  – no later than midnight on Monday 2nd February 2015.

IBM Mentoring application form 2015