Overview of mentors

Mentors on the scheme are all knowledgeable professionals; some are recent graduates and others more advanced in their careers. They have a variety of career backgrounds relating to all degree disciplines and can therefore offer a wealth of expertise that can help you get ahead when you graduate.

Below are the career types in which mentoring opportunities are available – please note this is not a definitive list; new career types may be added or withdrawn depending on availability from mentors. 

Remember, even if you don’t get matched to a mentor from your preferred career, it’s still an invaluable experience. You’ll be tapping into experience and life lessons that are transferrable to any career. 


  • Accountancy, banking & finance
  • Administration
  • Built environment / construction
  • Business
  • Charity
  • Education - further / higher
  • Education - primary and secondary
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Financial services
  • Health and social work
  • Health care
  • Heritage and archives
  • Human resources
  • Investment banking
  • IT services and technology
  • Journalism and writing
  • Law enforcement and protection
  • Legal
  • Local and national government
  • Management consultancy
  • Marketing and PR
  • Medicine
  • Media and publishing
  • Pharmacy
  • Politics and government
  • Public administration
  • Recruitment
  • Research and development
  • Scientific services
  • Telecommunications
  • TV and media
  • Utilities / energy
  • Women