Would you like to share your expertise and experience with current students? Could your insights make an impact and inspire those following in your footsteps?

Cranfield's Career mentoring programme is about bringing together bright, enthusiastic students with successful professionals in a mentoring partnership. The programme is an opportunity for you to provide advice and guidance to someone who can really use your help - to support them during their studies, career aspirations, and continuing professional development.

The Career mentoring programme was launched to MBA and Water alumni and students in February 2021, and following its success we are delighted to extend it to all students and alumni across the University from Tuesday 8 June 2021.

What is a mentor?

A mentor is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as an “experienced and trusted adviser”. It is not the same as training or teaching - instead, it reflects how mentors and mentees should work together. Key characteristics of both a mentor and mentee include: 

  • Encouragement
  • Commitment
  • Open and honest communication
  • Constructive comments
  • Mutual trust and respect
  • A willingness to learn and share

Cranfield alumni from all industries, sectors, and at all career stages volunteer to be Career mentors, so why not join them. You can find out more about being an alumni mentor in our Mentors handbook. If you have any questions about the programme, please read our FAQ or email the Alumni team.

Get involved

All Cranfield alumni can become a mentor to University students, however, registration is only open at certain times.

The registration deadline for the 2021 Career mentoring programme has now passed, the programme will be re-opened to new mentors in March 2022. If you wish to be informed when the programme re-opens for registrations please complete this form

Students interested in becoming a mentee should email the Career Development Service to join the programme. You can also find out more information about the benefits of receiving mentorship and what is involved in the Mentee handbook.