Progress: member mentoring scheme

Progress is our mentoring scheme, free and exclusive to CIPR 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 54 mentors waiting to help you achieve your career goals. All are CIPR Fellows with a wealth of experience working in-house, agency side and independently across diverse business sectors.
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.

seven steps to get started

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

2: Download and complete a mentee application form.

3: Send your application form to your chosen mentor using the contact details on their profile page.

4: Arrange an introductory call to make sure the chemistry is right for you and the mentor.

5: Download our mentee/mentor guidelines   and add any of your own stipulations or requirements.

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

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

browse mentor profiles

Our mentors told us which areas they can help you in and we have grouped them in the categories below. You will need to log in to view mentor profiles.

Comms specialisms

  • Organisational purpose
  • Behaviour change
  • Diversity
  • Internal communications
  • Integration
  • Marketing communications

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Personal Development

  • Career progression
  • Independent Practitioners
  • Leadership
  • Managing people
  • Non-Executive Directors

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 Industry sectors

  • Business
  • Corporate and Finance
  • Construction
  • Education and Skills
  • Finance
  • Health and Medical
  • International
  • Local Public Services
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Public Affairs
  • STEM
  • Technology

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member mentoring

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



Want to become a mentor?

If you're a CIPR Fellow 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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