Would you like to share your expertise and experience with students and fellow alumni? 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 students across the University in September 2021 and following its success we are delighted to be able to offer career mentoring to graduate alumni

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

Become a mentor

All Cranfield alumni are eligible to become a mentor to University students and alumni, however, registration is only open at certain times of the year. The registration deadline for the 2023 Career mentoring programme has now passed. If you wish to be informed when the programme re-opens for registrations please complete this form.

Become a mentee

All current Cranfield students and graduate alumni are eligible to become a mentee.

If you are a graduate of Cranfield and are interested in joining the programme as a mentee and having a mentor then you can find further information on our Become a mentee web page

Students interested in becoming a mentee should email the Career Development Service to join the programme. You can also read further detail on our student mentee page about the benefits of receiving mentorship and what is involved in the Student Mentee handbook.