Mentoring is a great way to develop your skills and enhance your career. CIPD members have the opportunity to get involved in a number of programmes – both as mentors and mentees.  

Mentoring relationships work best when they move beyond the directive approach of a senior colleague ‘telling it how it is’ to a developmental mentoring approach where both mentee and mentor learn from each other. All of our programmes provide you with tools, templates and supporting webinars, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to become a better mentor, coach and people professional.

Mentoring with the CIPD Trust

The CIPD Trust is tackling barriers to work today, while creating inclusive workplaces of tomorrow by giving individuals and organisations the people expertise they could not otherwise access. We support people professionals to use their unique talents to create a fairer world of work. You can do this by mentoring jobseekers through our Steps Ahead Mentoring programme, or by supporting the career progression and professional development of other HR and L&D professionals in our Aspiring HRD Mentoring Programme.

Member-to-member mentoring

Many of our local CIPD branches across the UK offer member-to-member mentoring schemes that connect people professionals who are keen to develop their skills, learn from one another and progress their skills.  
Whether you’re in need of a mentor or keen to give your time and expertise to support another member, why not get in touch with your local branch and see what’s on offer?

What our mentors say

The greatest benefit I've received from this experience has been learning different perspectives from my mentee, and being able to bring that into my work.

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The greatest benefit I've received from this experience has been enhanced self-awareness, and using some of the structured approaches recommended for mentors and realising how powerful they are.

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My mentee's perspective has challenged my own thinking and allowed me to reflect on some of the areas in my own life.

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I've been mentoring a woman returning to work after maternity, and talking through her challenges has allowed me to rethink some of the practices we currently adopt within my organisation.

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We’re here for you

At the CIPD, we’re here to support you at every stage of your career. Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you.

Supporting the people profession

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Careers in the people profession

Choose the right career path for you and get all the support you need from the CIPD

Career guidance

Information and guidance to help you excel in your role, transition into the profession, and manage a career break