Free Mentoring Scheme
After successfully running a pilot scheme in the Greater London Region, we’re pleased that the invaluable CIM Mentoring Network is now available to CIM members nationwide. Mentoring offers incredible satisfaction. Many of our members sign up for our mentoring scheme because they want to give something back. In a very real sense, sharing skills and knowledge with a less-experienced professional makes those skills even more valuable. There are benefits to being a mentor and genuine benefits to being mentored.
How to become a mentor
Members who have current Chartered Marketer status held for at least two years and at least eight years of working in a marketing position, are being invited to apply to become a Mentor. If you meet the requirements and are interested in participating in the scheme, please complete the mentor application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to find out a bit more, please call the CPD team on 01628 427273 or by email.
How to apply to have a mentor
The Mentoring Network is structured so that you can learn from members with proven knowledge and experience, to enable you to develop based on specific needs and requirements. You will be mapped to a mentor who has achieved Chartered Marketer status, ensuring that the best of the marketing community is helping your career progression.
As long as you remain a current member and are on the Chartered CPD Programme, you are eligible to be mentored. If you’re interested in participating in the scheme, complete the mentee application form and send it to email@example.com.
If at any time you’d like to contact us, or if you’re not yet registered on the Chartered CPD Programme, please call us on 01628 427273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you onto the CIM Mentoring Network.
The benefits of having a mentor
Impartial guidance is a big plus, but being mentored also gives you:
- Help with personal and professional development
- Needs based, confidential and objective support
- New contacts, new perspectives
- Access to additional knowledge
The benefits of being a mentor
A mentor acts as an objective friend, Mentoring other marketers earns CPD points, but it also offers:
- Personal satisfaction
- Another outlet for your talent
- An alternative and refreshing perspective
- An opportunity to extend knowledge, skills and networks
Profile of mentors and mentees
Mentors on the register offer the advantage of a broader perspective that comes with greater seniority. Mentors also have around 3 times more years’ experience than the mentees they aim to support.
|Level of seniority||Years in marketing|
|Mentors||Almost every mentor is Level 1 (Senior)||18||6|
|Mentees||Most mentees are at Level 2 (Manage) or Level 3 (Practitioner) or between 2/3||7 to 40||1 to 9|
Note: Seniority has been gauged using the Marketing Standards Matrix, a convenient way of broadly positioning marketers in their career development.
Find out what its really like to take part in the free member-to-member mentoring scheme from two mentoring duos.