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Careers Mentoring Schemes

ALMP Further Information

The University of Leeds Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme (ALMP) matches Leeds Alumni with University of Leeds undergraduate students in their final year of study. If you are in your penultimate year of study, you can apply to be mentored in your final year.

What is the programme?
It is a mentoring programme designed for students aiming to become leaders in their field. Successful applicants will be mentored by a senior professional, a Leeds Alumni who will use their skills, expertise and knowledge to support networking, professional development and guide their mentee as they finalise and refine their career plans. 

How will you benefit?
If you are self-motivated, see yourself as having leadership qualities, have clear ideas of how to get into the career of your choice, but have career-goal related questions that you want to ask a senior professional, then you will absolutely benefit from this mentoring programme.

If you are accepted, you will be matched with an mentor who is willing to give up their time to support you to perfect your plans for future success. It's a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert, to widen your professional networks and enhance your skills, as you build a successful and rewarding professional relationship which supports you in reaching your full potential.

Applications open 21 March 2022(Click here to apply

Hear from Sara who took part in the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme in 2019/20, mentored by Alison Lowe (Deputy Mayor of West Yorkshire for Policing and Crime). 

What would you say to a current student currently applying for a Mentor? - If you are unsure, do it. It will be one of the best and most worthwhile experiences of your life. Most importantly ask to be mentored by someone who you think you can really have a connection with. The moment I read Alison’s biography I knew that she was the exact person I needed. 

I know the interview can be daunting, but it is good practice, as leadership roles often involves a lot public speaking.

Why did you apply for a Mentor? - When looking through the list of mentors, Alison caught my eye. As Alison was a former Labour Councillor for Armley in Leeds, and the Chief Executive of the Leeds mental health charity Touchstone, I knew that she was the exact person that I needed to be mentored by to reach my career and leadership aspirations. Alison’s years of experiences, both politically and as a Chief Executive of a charity, meant I would be able to learn a great deal form her. Knowledge is always a valuable resource, especially in relation to careers. The opportunity to be mentored by such an incredible individually allowed me to develop and gain more understanding about the public sector than I could dream of.

Sara Felberg (Philosophy and Politics)