Would you like to benefit from the expertise of a career mentor? Mentoring is an effective tool for supporting development and enhancing graduate career prospects. 

Mentoring connects a professional (mentor) and a student (mentee). You’ll have the opportunity to learn from your mentor, who will share their expertise, knowledge and insights to support your career development. 


Mentoring relationships can be hugely beneficial. Our mentors have either studied a similar programme to you and/or are working in an industry area of your interest. Some of the benefits reported by our mentees include:

•    development of professional connections 
•    one-to-one support and advice
•    an increase in confidence when applying for opportunities
•    accelerated personal and professional development
•    having specialist sector related guidance and key insights which helps to refine career goals.

Start your Mentoring Journey Here!

As a student at Leeds, you have an opportunity to apply to be mentored by professionals who have volunteered their time to support you, either as part of a specific mentoring programme in your School or via the central Careers Service’s managed schemes; the Careers Service offers several mentoring schemes.

Career Mentoring offers students the opportunity to connect with an alumni or employer mentor, who will provide valuable insights into the world of work. We have a range of mentoring programmes, to find out more and for applications links, please see below:

Open to undergraduate students:

  • Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme - inspiring future leaders in their final year of undergraduate study. If you would like to be considered for this scheme during your final year of study, you will need to apply in your penultimate year. Applications for this amazing opportunity to be mentored by one of our senior alumni are now open! Applications close 19 May 2024. The scheme begins in October 2024 until July 2025. Click here to apply
  • eMentoring - a fantastic opportunity to be mentored by a Leeds Alumni in the career sector/industry area of your choice. eMentoring is a fully online mentoring programme, hosted on our connections platform. If you would like to take your first or next step in your career planning, make a professional connection and gain career insights apply now! Applications for 2023/24 are now closed. 
  • For Business School Students: the Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme – connecting LUBS parented students with professional mentors; the scheme begins Monday 20 November 2023. Applications for 2023/24 are now closed. 

Open to undergraduate and post graduate taught Plus Programme students:

PwC offer two fantastic opportunities connect with a mentor at PwC in Leeds:

  • PwC Female Mentoring Scheme - for students in any year of study who identify as female. Applications for 2023/24 are now closed. 
  • PwC Diversity Mentoring Scheme - for students from a minority ethnic background. Applications for 2023/24 are now closed. 

If you are successful in your application for PwC mentoring, you will be required to join a Launch and Induction event at PwC offices in Leeds on Wednesday 6 March 2024. The mentoring period is from Monday 11 March to Friday 26 July 2024.

Open to post graduate Plus Programme students:

  • Next Steps Postgraduate Mentoring Scheme – connecting PG Plus Programme students with alumni or employer mentors. If you are matched with a mentor you can expect to benefit from your mentor’s experience and insights, gaining career advice, information and guidance along tips and tools to support your professional development. Applications for 2023/24 are now closed. 


What do our former mentees say?

Read Eryl Hoban’s reflections on her experiences as an ALMP mentee.

For more information on mentoring opportunities at Leeds, please visit MyCareer or contact the Mentoring and Widening Participation Team: