Apply for mentoring

How applications will be assessed

You will be required to complete an online application form highlighting why you are applying for the scheme and what you hope to achieve. You will then be required to attend a group interview to assess your application further. Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Career need
  • Motivation and commitment to the scheme
  • Quality of your written application
  • Availability of suitable mentors for your interest

Commitments during the scheme

If you are accepted onto the mentoring scheme, you must be able to make the following commitments:

  • Attend an assessment day which will include an introduction to the scheme, an assessment activity, a brief group interview and a short training session.
  • Attend the Meet Your Mentor event.
  • Meet your mentor at least 5 times between November and June, with each meeting lasting at least 1 hour.
  • Take the lead on scheduling these meetings, developing your learning objectives and providing us with monthly feedback.
  • Attend the Networking Event and End of Scheme Celebration events.
  • Submit an end of scheme evaluation form.

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Application Process and Key Dates




Applications open

11th September

You will be able to submit your application from this date.

Applications close

5th October

In order for your application to be taken further, it must be submitted by this deadline.

Group Interview and Introduction Sessions

28th September – 17th October

These will consist of an introduction to the scheme, an assessment activity, a brief group interview and a short training session.

Matching takes place


During this time, the mentoring team will be carrying out the matching process.

Matches communicated

26th-30th October

You will be emailed the details of your mentor and will be expected to initiate contact within 3 working days.

NMC Training Event

27th October

This is a separate training event in which those on the NMC Mentoring Scheme are required to attend.

Meet your Mentor Event

Early November (exact date TBC)

You will be invited to meet your mentor and network with other mentors at this popular event.

Networking Event

March (exact date TBC)

The mentoring team will be hosting a networking event with all mentees and mentors on the scheme. This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with other mentors from a multitude of industries.

NMC Awards Ceremony


This is a separate awards ceremony for all those matched on the NMC Scheme and will celebrate the achievements of the participants.

Westminster Distinctiveness Awards Ceremony

June (exact date TBC)

This is the final event of the scheme, mentors and mentees will be recognised for their participation and achievements on the mentoring scheme – another great networking event!


Contact us

If you have any questions about our schemes, or if you are interested in becoming a mentor for one of our students, contact us, you can also find out more about becoming a mentor on our mentoring webpage.

General enquiries

Mentoring Scheme Team

Mentoring Scheme Administrator

Aviva Spiers – [email protected]