Graduates from all types of engineering are sought to provide invaluable advice and support to current students. In the past we have had mentors from the public sector as well as the private sector and some mentors have been self-employed.

Following on from the success of the General Stream and Law Stream over the last two years, the University of Aberdeen's Alumni Relations team and Careers Service expanded the programme in 2013 introducing a dedicated Engineering Stream. Four locally-based organisations are supporters of the Stream: Halliburton, Maersk Oil, Shell and Wood Group.

Shell Maersk Oil

Wood Group PSN

Previous experience of mentoring is not necessary; rather good communication skills and a non-judgemental manner. The role of a career mentor, and the commitment involved is outlined on Mentor Role handout. The frequently asked questions page provides answers to many of the questions that have already been asked about the programme by other graduates.


Registration for the 2017/2018 session is now open via the online registration form.   

For those of you who graduated with other degrees, please visit the General Stream, Law Stream or Biosciences Research Stream pages.  

The mentoring process is an excellent opportunity to give something back to the University, whilst presenting you with a development opportunity for yourself that is often difficult to achieve through normal routes - it has been very valuable."
Richard Kidd, Static Mechanical Engineer, Taqa Bratani

Further information


If you would like to talk to us about the Career Mentoring Programme (Engineering Stream), please email mentor@abdn.ac.uk.