"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be."

Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring

What mentoring involves

Mentoring is most effective when you allow time to get to know each other and build a relationship. Mentors and their mentees should meet regularly (perhaps once every three months) to:

  • review - your record of training and development to date and discuss other work/training/recent experience that could be relevant to your application
  • assess - provide an objective rating as to how far you meet the standard required of a Chartered Member in each area, at the current time
  • plan - help you decide what to focus on next
  • action - assist you in identifying what you can do to make your plan happen.

IChemE members are involved in two types of mentoring:

  1. Professional registration mentoring - helping members through the membership application process
  2. Career and development mentoring - providing support and guidance for CPD planning and career progression

Find out more

If you're looking for a mentor to help you with your Chartered Member application, or need some advice and guidance with your career in general, please visit the find a mentor page.

If you're interest in helping others with their career journey, visit the become a mentor page.