CEW is delighted to launch the fourth wave of its industry first, 2 -way Mentoring programme, supported by PUIG.

The feedback from the first, second and third cohort of Mentees was fantastic, and we learnt a great deal from the constructive feedback from both Mentors and Mentees. Take a look at some testimonials from the last wave.

Simply put, mentoring is a planned pairing of a more skilled or experienced person (usually in the same field of work) with a less experienced person. It involves active engagement between the Mentor and the Mentee, helping to explore any issues or aims and both short and long-term objectives.

Mentors will provide direction and advice within an organisation or industry. They provide a neutral sounding board and will draw on their expertise and experience to help the Mentee overcome obstacles and think through problems. They can advise on career planning and offer insight into business challenges using their own experiences.

Mentors support and question, helping the Mentee to develop a greater understanding not only of their business but how to approach the many varied management stresses that running a team of people, with all their quirks and needs, can present. Their knowledge and experience can help short-cut the learning process, turbo-charging professional growth and offering the Mentee a real advantage in the workplace. Whether it’s advice on giving feedback, working with tricky retailers, navigating internal politics, or preparing for a promotion interview, a mentor’s advice is priceless.

Mentors and Mentees will be required to sign an NDA and commit time to each other over the course of the programme.

The programme is designed to give both Mentors and Mentees a platform to help and learn from each other. It is not an opportunity for Mentees to pitch and requires the Mentees to be fully prepared for each meeting with their Mentor, making the best use of their time together.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].