Mentoring can help individuals and their career development. ScreenSkills supports:
Whether you are a mentee or a mentor, there are benefits for both. ScreenSkills runs an in-house mentoring programme as well as supporting other organisations that wish to offer mentoring. Please click below for more information on these options:
All of our mentors are volunteers. If you identify a mentor without the help of ScreenSkills, you can both still join the programme. If you both agree to form a mentoring partnership and would like the support of ScreenSkills, please email email@example.com and we can include you and your mentor in our programme and support you with training and resources. You will need the agreement of your mentor in order to join.
ScreenSkills e-learning modules supporting mentoring partnerships - Mentoring for mentors and Mentoring for mentees - are free to access and provide an introduction to the concept of mentoring for either the mentor or mentee. This online training is supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy. The e-learning modules can be found in the ScreenSkills training course directory or can be accessed via the links below:
Benefits of mentoring
Benefits of mentoring for both parties include:
Download mentoring resources
Below is some information for mentors and mentees. More information and guidance for organisations is available through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will find a longer guide and a shorter briefing about what mentoring is all about, what to expect and what is expected of you. The ‘sessions flow’ document illustrates how you can structure the mentoring conversations. Use the session log template to record what was discussed and agreed in the session. Use the action plan template to formalise the actions the mentee will do between sessions. If as a mentor you ever feel you are not able to help your mentee you may find the information in ‘great mentors do not need all the answers’ useful.
Can your organisation give back to the industry whilst developing its own staff? Do you and your colleagues want to share your industry experience and boost your careers?
To assist organisations in setting up mentoring programmes, ScreenSkills can provide:
Follow these three steps to become of ScreenSkills’ mentoring partner organisations:
The ScreenSkills Mentoring Network is supported by the BFI with funds from the National Lottery under the BFI’s Future Film Skills Strategy. The Mentoring Network runs across all sectors of the screen industry and across the UK. It is aimed at:
Meet our mentoring community
Here you can find a list of organisations and charities within the wider screen industry across the UK which have been supported by ScreenSkills to offer mentoring schemes or mentoring support as part of a wider initiative or as part of our Mentoring Network. Together we are providing a mentoring community of best practice. If you are an organisation charity or a production company interested in finding out more about joining the community of best practice, please contact email@example.com.