ScreenSkills is putting an urgent call out for more mentors to register for its mentoring programme, which supports mentees from underrepresented groups, as well as tackling skills gaps as identified by BFI and ScreenSkills research. We are seeking volunteer mentors to be matched with a mentee for six hours, spread over six months.
Many mentees registered with us are keen to discuss their goals with someone who has more experience. ScreenSkills offers training and support to new mentors at early, experienced or expert career stages through live webinars, guides, briefings, as well as responding to individual queries. Register now to give back and develop your skills too.
We are also looking for early/ mid-career mentors from the animation industry to be paired up with a designated trainee on our new Animation Trainee Finder programme. Find and more and apply.
Being a mentor can help improve your leadership and communication skills; see things from another perspective and grow your network. You don’t necessarily have to be an expert in your field as often if you are just one or two career stages ahead of your mentee, you will often hold the most relevant and current advice and knowledge to pass on.
You can divide up the six hours across the six month period as you like with the mentee expected to drive the partnership and there is no expectation that you will have all the answers. Mentoring can still be effective if mentors and mentees have different work and life experiences.