Mentoring for Chemical Engineers

Location Delivered in-company

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Personal Development and Leadership

CPD Hours 6



This practical course demonstrates how to apply a range of mentoring concepts, approaches and tools, with an emphasis on developing the mentoring skills of each individual.

If you are an experienced chemical engineer, and are looking for ways to inspire excellence and share your knowledge with the next generation of chemical engineers, this course will benefit you.

Whether you’re looking for a new skill for your CV or an opportunity to share the benefit of your experience, you will quickly find positive benefits of becoming a mentor. With your new knowledge you will be able to support new recruits and junior engineers, guide colleagues towards Chartered Member, and help senior engineers undergoing changes in job roles and responsibilities.

Benefits of becoming a mentor include: 

  • the chance to give back and to help colleagues 
  • the knowledge that the future of chemical engineering will be in safe hands 
  • the satisfaction that you have helped a fellow engineer on their career path 
  • an opportunity to develop a new skill for your CV and to reflect on your own experiences from a different perspective 
  • a chance to learn from the next generation of chemical engineers.

Learning outcomes

Upon successfully completing the course, delegates will:

  • have a better understanding of the role of a mentor and the skillset required
  • be familiar with a range of different approaches to mentoring and the suitability of each approach in different scenarios
  • have an improved understanding of how to build and establish a strong mentor/mentee relationship, to the benefit of both individuals and the employer(s)
  • have participated in a range of practical and role-play scenarios and received personal feedback on  how to further improve their skill-set as a mentor
  • be equipped with a range of tools and tactics to manage the mentor/mentee relationship in the event of difficulties arising.

Who will benefit

Chemical and process engineers who are new to mentoring or looking to develop their skills as a mentor to others

Course outline

  • The differences between mentoring, managing and coaching
  • What makes a good mentor?
  • Why does somebody need a mentor?
  • Different approaches to mentoring
  • Pairing mentors and mentees
  • Responsibilities of mentors and mentees
  • How do you know if the relationship is working?
  • When and how does the mentor/mentee relationship close?
  • Troubleshooting – when mentoring goes wrong, and what to do about it

This is a practical and participative course, with a range of exercises and role play scenarios so that delegates learn through doing.

In-company delivery

This course is available for in-company delivery, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

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Jamie Cleaver


Jamie Cleaver

PhD, CEng, FIChemE, Consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of soft skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey.

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended." UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with." SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential." Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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