Career Mentor Role

Career mentors give 1 to 1 support to a trainee with their career development. They help them through the process of preparing for the job search to applying for roles and then moving into employment

How long is my commitment?

  • Last for 6 months

  • Start at beginning of Node/ Database modules and continue for 3 months after Demo Day/graduation

Who will I be supporting?

  • 1 mentee

What do I need to do with my mentee?

  • Support one student with help on their career journey

  • Help with goal setting, identifying the personal and technical skills needed for junior dev roles

  • No support with technical homework or questions

How frequently do I need to meet with my mentee?

  • Meet with your buddy at least once a month (1-1.5 hours per month, can meet more frequently if agreed with mentee)

What else do I need to do?

  • Attend mentoring induction workshop (3 hours)

  • Fill in mentoring feedback form (15 mins once per month)

  • Join Career Mentors Slack group for support (ask questions and contribute suggestions when able)

  • Join mentoring feedback call (once every 3 months for 1 hour)

  • Review student CVs

  • Help facilitate mock interviews for students in CYF cities (3 hours)