Mentoring Scheme

The Mentoring Scheme is designed to provide students on the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree with access to top finance professionals who have immense practical experience in their chosen fields. The aim of the Scheme is that mentors and students meet on a regular basis, at mutually convenient times. These sessions are likely to include personal support, experience in handling decisions, career progression, networking events and introductions to appropriate and relevant contacts, as and when required. The student will receive valuable guidance on their career development in the lead-up to graduation and their search for graduate employment.

The Mentoring Scheme is the perfect way to gain advice from industry professionals that, like me, have had big decisions to make, but with the added advantage of life experience. The scheme allowed me to receive useful career advice and build new connections for the future.
— Dominika, Mentoring Scheme participant and BSc (Hons) International Financial Services graduate

Key benefits

Personal introductions

Personal introductions to the mentor’s contacts, which have often taken the mentor many years to establish, and which might not otherwise be readily available to you – some of whom could be future employers.

Valuable business skills

Learn valuable business and life skills from your mentor, including best business practices, appropriate behaviours and protocols.

Stretch your thinking

Mentors will stretch your thinking by providing you with another perspective – benefit from your mentor’s vision, which comes from their wider experience.


Supporters of the Mentoring Scheme have worked at organisations including: