BE Mentored Programme Structure

The programme will run for 10 months from September 2021 with completion in June 2022. Both Mentees and Mentors will begin their journey with a compulsory and comprehensive training session with facilitator, Sally Doherty.
This training session provides Mentees and Mentors with the necessary skills and tools to ensure they develop a successful relationship.
Mentoring pairs are encouraged to meet regularly. A minimum of 6 one-hour meetings should occur during the programme for it to be successful. This can be done in face-to-face meetings or via Zoom or Teams. Mentoring pairs will be responsible for arranging their own sessions. Suggested discussion topics will help to guide you.
In February 2022 a Mid-Point review will be held. Our role, at BEIA, will be to provide guidance, resolve any issues and evaluate the programme.

Why Participate

There are many great benefits of participating in BE Mentored. First, understanding the differences between a Mentor and a Mentee.

A Mentor is …
“an accomplished and experienced professional who takes a special, personal interest in helping to guide and develop a junior more inexperienced person.”
an effective Mentor facilitates learning by engaging the Mentee’s deep learning process, thus enabling the Mentee to fully explore his or her learning experiences.”

A Mentee is …
someone seeking personal and professional development and growth through the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable professional.”​

Programme Benefits

For the Mentee:

  • Have access to a support system during career development
  • Improve personal and professional confidence
  • Progress towards personal and professional goals
  • Gain insight into career development opportunities and expand career network
  • Develop new or different perspectives and get assistance with ideas
  • Develop mentoring relationships in an industry where mentoring is not readily available
  • Develop professionally through comprehensive Mentee training
  • Complement other training and development opportunities.


For the Mentor:

  • Gain renewed enthusiasm for the role of expert
  • Enhance personal skills in mentoring, listening, leadership, feedback and management
  • Personal satisfaction in making a difference, both professionally and personally in someone’s life
  • Demonstrate knowledge and share knowledge
  • Increase generational awareness
  • Gain exposure to the emerging talent pool
  • Develop a lasting career network
  • Develop professionally through comprehensive Mentor training
  • Strengthen mentoring skills and apply them in a range of personal and professional contexts beyond the programme.