Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme

Mentoring that makes a difference

Mentor in conversation at Nurturing Talent networking event

Developing your skills and knowledge

Leeds University Business School is going the extra mile to enhance your student experience while you study here, and to make sure you are as employable as possible when you graduate. We are committed to developing your real-world skills and knowledge – ensuring you are as prepared as you can be, ready for the world of work. We want you to maximise your skills and opportunities through our Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme.

Partners from industry

Here at the Business School we have recruited over 140 skilled professionals from varying industries to act as mentors to you. They can pass on their skills, knowledge and experience to help you when searching for internships, placements and graduate opportunities. The scheme aims to enhance your employability, expand your professional network, increase your confidence and develop keys skills that will provide you with a competitive edge in the graduate labour market.

We also give you access to a range of our personal and professional development workshops delivered by our partners. These workshops are designed to develop your graduate attributes to help you stand out from the crowd.

Partners on the scheme include, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, HSBC, Asda, Santander, M&S, Leeds City Council and many others.

About mentoring

Mentoring can involve:

  • Visiting your mentor’s workplace to gain an insight into the business environment
  • Discussing career plans to get an unbiased, experienced view of your next steps 
  • Networking with your mentor’s colleagues to find out about alternative roles
  • Accessing shadowing or work experience opportunities 
  • Gaining a realistic knowledge of various career roles and developing a personal strategy for success 
  • Guidance on the interview and selection process 
  • Constructive advice on demonstrating the skills employers are looking for
Your benefits

How you can benefit:

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support 
  • Learn from the experiences of others 
  • Increase your social and academic confidence 
  • Become more empowered to make decisions 
  • Develop communication, study and personal skills 
  • Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues 
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction 
  • Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your career 
  • Have an opportunity to network
Contact us

For further information, please contact:

Anna France
Professional Development Officer
T: 0113 3432617
E: a.france@leeds.ac.uk

My mentor has been a personal contact for advice and guidance on all things to do with career aims as well as University life... I could not have asked anything more.

Joshua Irish, United Kingdom
BSc Geography and Management
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