Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme (ALMP)

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Open to all undergraduate penultimate year students and medical and dental students currently in their 3rd or 4th year.

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What is the ALMP?

The ALMP started in 2011, where a Birmingham alumna wanted to share the wealth of knowledge she has gained through her career with current Birmingham students. Careers Network have collaborated with the Alumni Office to find leadership mentors who are all passionate about helping you to achieve your goals and offer you invaluable advice that some people may not receive until years after graduation. 

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Why should you apply?

It’s a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and reach your potential by receiving invaluable feedback from extremely knowledgeable mentors.  

  • Gain real insight into a sector and a management role within this
  • Build your contacts within a professional environment
  • Sound out your ideas and goals
  • Meet fellow students with a similar strive to succeed after graduation

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Application process - how to apply

The process involves only two stages: an application form and if shortlisted, an interview.  It is important that you take some time to read through our mentor’s profiles, to find the mentor that you can learn from and be inspired by their achievements. 

  1. Application form – Opens on 9 March. You need to complete this form before midnight Sunday 10 May 2015 (in the application form you can choose up to three mentors in order of preference).
  2. Interview – if you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview, which will be a great chance to show us why you are the next ALMP mentee.

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Find out more about the ALMP experience, from application form through to completion.

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ALMP sessions – how to succeed

Come along to find out more about the scheme, gain hints and tips on how to write a great application and hear from current ALMP mentees! Book your place on one of the following events:

If you are unable to attend, we also have a Canvas Course: Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme which contains some hints and tips on the application process and more information about the scheme. 

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Meet our ALMP mentors for 2015-16  

All of our mentors are proud to be Birmingham graduates who have gone above and beyond to reach their goals in order to be the best in their field. This is a chance for you to gain priceless advice from alumni who understand what it is like to be a student here at Birmingham but also have the wealth of professional experience to share. 
 

almp-alan-boydProfessor Alan Boyd

Current position:  Managing Director at Boyd's
Course:
Biochemistry, 1977
Expertise: This mentor can help students who are interested in the health sector and a pharmaceutical career.

 

AlanDaveyAlan Davey

Current position: Controller at Radio 3
Course: 
BA, English, 1982
Expertise: This mentor may be of interest to students of Drama, Theatre Arts or Music, or those with an interest in the Arts and Arts Management.

 

Andrew GarnerAndrew Garner

Current position: Executive Search and Career Management Consultant
Course: BCom, Industrial Economics and Business Studies, 1965
Expertise: Relates to all disciplines and interests in leadership, management and networking

  

Andrew Vallance-OwenDr Andrew Vallance-Owen

Current position:  Former Bupa Group Medical Director and Bupa Foundation Deputy Chair
Course: 
MBChB, Medicine, 1976
Expertise: Medicine, careers in the health sector and trained surgeon.


Barry CockcroftBarry Cockcroft

Current position:  Chief Dental Officer
Course: 
BDS, Dentistry, 1973
Expertise: Dentistry, dental hygiene, biomedical materials science and other health related courses.

 

CillaSnowballCilla Snowball CBE

Current position:  Group Chairman and Group CEO, AMV BBDO
Course: 
BA, French, 1981
Expertise: Creative careers – advertising and communications. 

 

Baroness Doreen MasseyBaroness Doreen Massey

Current position:  Chair, The National Treatment Agency For Substance Misuse
Course: 
PGCE, Education, 1962; BA, French Language & Literature, 1961
Expertise: Social Work, Social Policy, Education or Languages and careers in health, social care, policy or campaigning.  

 

Jane LodgeJane Lodge

Current position:  Non-Executive Director and former Partner, Deloitte
Course: 
BSc Geological Sciences, 1976
Expertise: Consultancy, business management, international careers, manufacturing and leadership positions. 

 

Ian-MinardsIan Minards

Current position:  Product Development Director, Aston Martin
Course: 
B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
Expertise: Engineering, product development and manufacturing.
  

 

Louise BarnesLouise Barnes

Current position:  CEO, Crew Clothing Company
Course: 
BCom, French, 1986
Expertise: Enterprise, business management, product/brand development and marketing.
 
 

Luciana BergerLuciana Berger

Current position: Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree
Course: 
BCom Commerce with Spanish, 2004
Expertise: Politics, Government, International Relations, Social Policy and environmental and energy policy.
 

Mayank PatelMayank Patel

Current position:  Group Chairman & CEO - Azibo Group
Course: 
PG Diploma, Business Administration, 1990
Expertise: Finance, investment, venture capital and entrepreneurial

 
 

PatienceWheatcroftBaroness Patience Wheatcroft

Current position:  Working peer and company director
Course: 
LLB, Law, 1972
Expertise: Journalism, economics or politics.


 

PhyllidaLloydPhyllida Lloyd CBE

Current position:  Director of plays, opera and film
Course: 
BA, French, 1981
Expertise: Drama, Theatre Arts or English, careers in theatre, film or television.


 

no-imageDr Rowan Hillson MBE

Current position:  National Clinical Director for Diabetes
Course: 
MBChB, Medicine, 1974
Expertise: Medicine, nursing, diabetes and careers in health.

 

sam-decombel1Sam Decombel

Current position:  Co-Founder and COO of MuscleGenes Limited
Course: 
Biological Sciences (Genetics), 2007
Expertise: Sport, science or entrepreneurship.

 

Sarah-coxSarah Cox

Current position:  Director, Cabinet Office
Course: 
BCom, Commerce, 1988
Expertise: Politics, Social Policy, economics and business management.

 

SimonHalsey(MatthiasHeyde)Simon Halsey

Current position:  Chorus Director, City of Birmingham Symphony Choruses
Course: 
DMus, Honorary Degree, 2008
Expertise: Music and choral careers. 

 

almp-steve-fieldProfessor Steve Field

Current position:  Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission
Course: 
Medicine, 1982
Expertise: Health care sector. 

 

Valerie Hughes-D'AethValerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Current position: HR Director, BBC
Course:
BCom, Commerce, 1981
Expertise: HR, management, leadership roles and/or construction management 

 

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