Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme

Open to all penultimate year students entering their final year, plus fourth and fifth year medics and dentists, this scheme allows you to apply to specific mentors from across a range of career disciplines. You can view each mentor's profile and then decide which one you would like to apply to.

How to apply

The application process is straightforward with an on-line application and, if short-listed, an interview. Both of these will provide students with an opportunity to clearly demonstrate their interest and how / why they would benefit from the mentoring relationship. Please think carefully about what that mentor could specifically offer you.

Applications for the 2014/15 academic year are now closed; the scheme will re-open in September 2014.

Application tips

To help you further, we've put together some top tips to guide you through the application process and get a step closer to successfully being matched to your preferred mentor.

Application and interview support

Remember, should you require any support with your application, presentation and interview, you can book an appointment with Careers Network.

ALMP overview

Get a better idea of the whole ALMP process, from application to completion.

About the mentors

Leadership mentors will offer practical advice on employability and support to students as they prepare to enter the workplace. All mentors have offered their time for free to provide students with invaluable advice and support.

Mentors for 2014/15

Mentors for this year are:

  • Louise Barnes - Founder, Diagnosis Retail (BCom, French, 1986)
  • Luciana Berger - Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree (BCom Commerce with Spanish, 2004)
  • Barry Cockcroft - Chief Dental Officer (BDS, Dentistry, 1973)
  • Sarah Cox - Director, Cabinet Office (BCom, Commerce, 1988)
  • Alan Davey - Chief Executive, Arts Council England (BA, English, 1982)
  • Martin Devenish - Advisor and former Managing Director for Emerging Markets, Goldman Sachs International (BCom, Industrial Economics & Business Studies, 1986)
  • Sir Liam Donaldson - Chair of Health Policy, Imperial College London, former Chief Medical Officer (MSc, Anatomy, 1976; DSc, Honorary Degree, 2005)
  • Andrew Garner - Executive Search and Career Management Consultant (BCom, Industrial Economics and Business Studies, 1965)
  • Tamsin Greig - Actress (BA, Drama & Theatre Arts, 1988)
  • Simon Halsey - Chorus Director, City of Birmingham Symphony Choruses (DMus, Honorary Degree, 2008)
  • Dr Rowan Hillson MBE - National Clinical Director for Diabetes (MBChB, Medicine, 1974)
  • Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth - HR Director, BBC (BCom, Commerce, 1981)
  • Jane Lodge - Non Executive Director and former Partner, Deloitte (BSc Geological Sciences, 1976)
  • Baroness Doreen Massey - Chair, The National Treatment Agency For Substance Misuse (PGCE, Education, 1962; BA, French Language & Literature, 1961)
  • Mayank Patel - Group Chairman & CEO - Azibo Group (PG Diploma, Business Administration, 1990)
  • Cilla Snowball CBE - Group Chairman and Group CEO, AMV BBDO (BA, French, 1981)
  • Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen - Former Bupa Group Medical Director and Bupa Foundation Deputy Chair (MBChB, Medicine, 1976)
  • Baroness Patience Wheatcroft - Working peer and company director (LLB, Law, 1972)

Previous ALMP participants speak

Interested in applying for the ALMP? Find out more about the experiences of previous mentees.