MentorSET is a mentoring scheme run by WES for women in STEM (Science, Technology, .Engineering and Mathematics). Unlike many mentoring schemes, MentorSET offers female and male cross-sector independent mentors from around the UK.
Fee for Members: £48
Fee for Non-Members: £120
Use our specialist software to search for a mentor who has the experience and skills to enable you to reach your milestones. Keep track of goals, schedule meetings and communicate with each other over your twelve-month partnership.
There is an additional fee for WES Members and non-Members to join Mentor SET. There is no charge to join as a mentor.
MentorSET is a cross-sector mentoring scheme, enabling you to connect with a mentoring partner outside of your place of work. We offer networking opportunities in our forums enabling mentors to connect with other mentors, and individuals the opportunity to connect with others who share common goal or challenge.
MentorSET is open to both men and women, but in particular prides itself on the support it provides to women working in STEM and men and women returning after a career break.
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Mentoring allows you to focus on how you can forward your career and overcome work related issues. A mentor can provide guidance, support and space for you to think. Women in STEM face many issues and you may need a mentor with particular expertise or experience rather than one who has followed exactly the same career path. MentorSET can help.
A MentorSET mentor can help you with:
We encourage women who are mid-career to apply to be both a mentor and a mentee. You do not need to be at the top of your profession to be a MentorSET mentor and you will gain more by being both a mentor and a mentee.
Share your expertise with those willing and eager to learn.
A mentor is a guide. A friend. A resource who paves the way to success, and derives satisfaction from helping others succeed. Your role as mentor is to inspire, encourage, and support your mentee, and to contribute to their professional and personal development.
Mentoring provides development opportunities for mentors as well as great personal satisfaction. Being a mentor can improve your leadership skills and enable you to learn from alternative approaches and different ways of thinking. It can be challenging, inspiring and enlightening.
We welcome both male and female mentors. No prior mentoring experience is necessary and you don’t have to be at the top of your profession to be a MentorSET mentor. Mentors should have a degree or equivalent and at least a couple of years working experience in the Science, Engineering or Technical sectors. We would also be delighted to hear from would-be mentors with leadership experience in the science/engineering/technology sector or with coaching backgrounds.
Your corporate diversity targets are likely to focus on the below key areas, we have indicated how MentorSET can help towards these targets.
Recruitment of more women into engineering
Support of Women Engineers
Retention of Women Engineers
Employ More Senior Women
Other Business Benefits
The mentoring scheme could be used to run your mentoring scheme externally, or support an internal mentoring scheme where you provide the mentors and mentees. To find out more, and see how MentorSET can be adapted to support your organisation’s needs, contact our Partner Managers at email@example.com.
To join MentorSET
The first step in your mentoring journey is to make your payment.
Fee for Members: £48
Fee for Non-Members: £120
Not a member of WES yet? Find out more about being a WES Member here. Join WES online here.
Upon receipt of your payment, the MentorSET Progamme Co-ordinator will email you with a link to the platform and invite you to register. Full guidance will be given on how to find a mentoring partner and get the most out of your mentoring experience.
Once you have been accepted onto the programme you can sign back into your account using here: https://app.mentorloop.co.uk/
Joining as part of a corporate scheme? Please speak to your sponsoring company for information about how to join, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions? Contact Tristan Holland at email@example.com
MentorSET is free to join for Mentors. Register here Please note that mentors cannot be guaranteed a mentee.
Additional support is given to mentors who are part of a corporate scheme to help them get matched with a mentee.
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