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Careers Mentoring

Career Mentoring scheme is designed to inspire and support you with your career planning and personal development. 

The scheme is available to all students and graduates. You (the mentee) will get to spend time with a professional (the mentor) gaining an insight into their career path and current role as well as having opportunities to share and discuss your career aspirations.          

You will be able to search through the mentor database to find a mentor that best suits you

Over 200 Mentors waiting to Mentor you from Entrepreneurs, Solicitors, Engineers to Creative industries


Hear from some of our amazing Mentors

TV Producer

TV producer based in Los Angeles. I graduated in 2006. I've produced for ABC, A&E, History, Oxygen, Discovery, BBC, CNN and CBS. My focus is on true crime.

My day includes filming Zoom's with potential interviewees, digging into cases (finding records, police reports,) even going to court, having board meetings and presenting stories to the network or production company.

Senior Crown Prosecutor (Solicitor)

A prosecutor for the CPS in the Magistrates Court section & specialises in Road Traffic offences & Wildlife offences. 

No 2 days are the same. If I am in court, I will likely be in a case management / not guilty plea court, fixing trials & dealing with trial issues. When in the office I could be dealing with my own cases - reviewing them, ensuring we have enough evidence & a prosecution remains in the public interest. I often have to liaise with the police, defence solicitors & court staff. 

Graduate Ecologist

Protected species surveys, stakeholder engagement, desk-based research.

During peak survey season (March-October) I may spend my week looking for protected species at a proposed site for development, such as dormouse, badger and bat surveys. This typically involves looking for field signs of their activity and recording it on GIS software. Off-peak (November-February) is typically spent doing desk-based activities such as research, data analysis, report writing and GIS.


Register your interest by completing a short form.  USW Career will be in contact to get you started.