Both Mentors and Mentees need to be members of the Women's Engineering Society to join MentorSET. Further details of WES membership can be found here.
Mentors are volunteers, and there is no fee to become a MentorSET mentor.
Mentees are required to pay a joining fee of £100 plus VAT to become MentorSET members.
- Not yet a member of WES?
Please join WES by following this link. Select ‘Browse memberships’ then select the membership type applicable to you and the MentorSET Mentee Subscription (found at the bottom of the page). The website will then guide you through the process of completing the application form and making the payment. Payments can be made by credit card or bank transfer.
- Already a member of WES?
You will need to pay your fee for joining MentorSET, which can be done by following this link to access your account. In the section ‘My subscriptions’ click on ‘Browse memberships’ and select ‘MentorSET Mentee’ subscription (found at the bottom of the page) and the website will then guide you through the payment process.
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Benefits of Mentoring
- The mentee feels supported and has a mechanism for working through any problems that exist as a result of being in a minority
- Mentoring includes training, support, encouragement, advice and guidance from people who have both 'done it before' and are usually independent of the mentee’s current organisation
- Both the mentees and mentors gain confidence and leadership skills
- Mentees report the benefits of a different perspective
- Mentees are more likely to plan and apply for promotions
- Mentors and mentees can gain insights into best business practices in other companies
- The process allows mentors and mentees to make useful networking connections, and have access to role models
- Mentees will find it easier to return to engineering after a career break
- The mentors and mentees belong to a wider network of women engineers (through the Women's Engineering Society), which can bring a host of other advantages