Mentoring is a partnership where a more experienced mentor shares their knowledge and expertise with a less experienced mentee. The mentee is encouraged, challenged and supported by the mentor to learn and grow.
From March 2019 we are running a ScreenSkills Mentoring Network. The ScreenSkills Mentoring Network will run across all sectors of the screen industry and across the UK. It is aimed at:
- New entrants
- Those who want to progress within or across the industry
- Those who want to return after a break
If you are interested in being part of the mentoring scheme as a mentee, we want to hear from you!
We are currently seeking mentees from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We know that these communities are under-represented in the screen industries, so we've chosen to focus our first efforts here, and will begin matching mentees who have registered interest during this roll out on 1 May.
Our second roll out, beginning after 1 May, will focus on mentees who are industry returners and our third will be focused on finding mentees in areas outside of London. We will announce the dates for those roll outs in the coming months.
Future roll outs will focus on other groups, for example, particular skills or stages of career. However, we are welcome to anyone registering interest in becoming a mentee at any time.
Once you register your interest we will send you quarterly communications relating to development and mentoring, we will also update you on the next phased roll outs and we are exploring the possibility of running occasional webinars. Once you are matched you will be offered guidance and support to ensure you are able to get the best from mentoring. We will also ask you to sign a mentoring agreement and we will share with you the code of conduct.
How to apply
As a mentee, you can register your interest at any time. Simply click the 'Apply now' button and fill in a short form to tell us a little more about yourself and what you are looking for in a mentor.
There will be phased targeted roll outs focusing on, for example, an under-represented group, a skills gap, stage of career etc as identified by BFI and ScreenSkills research. These will form part of the eligibility criteria as well as where mentoring can make the most impact and is the right activity for your development needs.
It is therefore important that you tell us as much as possible about yourself when you register your interest and what you are looking from the mentoring partnership. Where the information you tell us when you register meets the criteria, there may be a delay before we are able to make a suitable match based on the focus of the next roll out. The project runs to March 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.