In the mentoring relationship the mentor offers to share their time and expertise with the mentee, acting as a sounding board, a source of information or just offering friendly words of encouragement, support and advice.
We aim to find each Mentee a Mentor outside of their current workplace so the Mentee can feel free to discuss any issues they may have and can work through them informally with their Mentor.
A mentor can be helpful in dealing with a specific issue over a short period of time, or for a longer period if you feel you need ongoing support and guidance from someone with experience in your field.
Once we match our mentees with suitable mentors, you can then set a schedule to suit you both in terms of how often you meet, how much contact you have, etc. UK Theatre will contact mentees and mentors at regular points to find out if the mentoring match is proving helpful and to ensure you're both getting the most out of the opportunity.
Working with a mentor gives you time to reflect and space to think, as well as more general encouragement.