Hallam Career Mentoring

Applications have now closed for this academic year. 


The Hallam Career Mentoring Scheme matches student mentees with industry professionals who can offer a real insight into working life and help them to make decisions about their career. The scheme is open to students studying any degree discipline at any level but we will be prioritising final year student, students with little or no work experience and students who may face additional barriers to higher education.


I’m a student. What’s in it for me?

This scheme gives you the chance to meet either remotely or in person (depending on COVID) a professional who can share experience, knowledge and insights about their role, industry or organisation. Benefits of being a mentee:

  • Explore different career options or areas which interest you
  • The potential of a paid internship with your mentor (sponsored by Santander)
  • Gain relevant work experience to enhance your CV
  • Expand your network of contacts

I’m a mentor. What’s in it for me?

Mentoring is an increasingly common way for organisations to support their employees’ professional development. Mentoring a student could be an interesting and rewarding way to develop this highly regarded skill. Benefits include:

  • An opportunity to meet other mentors and expand your professional network
  • Gaining experience which could count towards continuing professional development (CPD)
  • An increased sense of personal and professional satisfaction
  • Opportunities to keep up to date with developments in higher education and the experiences of students and graduates