Career Starter: student member mentoring scheme

Career Starter is our new mentoring scheme, free and exclusive to CIPR student members. The scheme is self-service - giving you complete control to choose the right mentor, and the flexibility to make your mentoring experience work for you.

We have 63 mentors waiting to help you achieve your career goals. All are CIPR Chartered PR Practitioners with a wealth of experience working in-house, agency side and independently across diverse business sectors.

Our industry has never faced a greater challenge than Covid-19. Now, more than ever, you might want to seek the support, wisdom and expertise of an experienced practitioner and mentor.

Wherever you are on the career ladder, mentoring is a great way to expand your horizons and make progress. Use your mentor as a safe sounding board to explore ideas and opportunities, and be challenged and inspired to reach that next milestone in your public relations career.

FIVE steps to get started

1: Browse the mentor LinkedIn profiles to find the right mentor for you. You will be prompted to log in.

2: Contact your chosen mentor via their LinkedIn profile.

3: Download our mentee/mentor guidelines .

4: Make sure that you and your mentor agree to the guidelines. You may also want your mentor to complete a non-disclosure agreement.

5: Agree the first meet-up with your mentor, set an agenda and take it from there!

browse mentor profiles

You will need to log in (and be a CIPR student member) to view mentor profiles. 

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member mentoring

To join the Career Starter mentoring scheme, you'll need to become a CIPR student member.



Want to become a mentor?

If you're a CIPR Chartered PR Practitioner and you'd like to become a mentor, get in touch.

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earn cpd points

Earn 20 CIPR CPD points for taking part in the Progress mentoring scheme.

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