News In this week from the lovely CodeHub lot! Their mentorship programme is setting up to run again.
“Since 2018, CodeHub Bristol has organised a twice-yearly Mentorship Scheme for those based in, or with connections to, Bristol. We are now launching the 2020 Autumn Scheme, which will run from the end of September 2020 for up to 4 months.
We invite you to join the scheme – either as a mentor or a mentee.
If you would like to participate, please complete the on-line forms by Monday, 7th September.
The success of the scheme rests on the willingness of more experienced CodeHub members to support and share their experience with those at the start of their technical careers. Without your time and voluntary commitment, the scheme would not be able to operate. We thank all those who have supported the scheme as a mentor and welcome all those who are willing to step forward this autumn.
What is the purpose of the scheme?
The scheme enables a person with less experience in a given field (mentee) to ‘tap into’ a helpful voice, so that their ambitions can be realised with more direction and more quickly than otherwise. At the same time, the mentor also gains from the experience as it provides a perfect environment to develop and practise listening and coaching skills – an opportunity that does not always exist in the workplace.
The goals of the scheme are specific to the mentee, for example they may want to find ways of developing their technical knowledge or may be looking for guidance on how to move into new areas of work. What is generally true is that, as a mentee, you will need to invest time and effort in the mentorship to get value out of it. You will need to be prepared for regular catch-ups and be willing to identify those areas on which you would like advice.
How does the scheme operate?
Aug: Those who are interested in participating, either as mentors or as mentees, fill out the relevant application forms by Monday, 7th September.
Draft guidelines for those participating can be found here: mentoring_guidelines
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via the CodeHub #mentoring Slack channel (https://codehubbs.slack.com)”
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