We are looking for professionals who originally graduated in law or those who later converted to law and who are currently working in the legal profession or who have chosen a different career path. In the past we have had mentors from the public sector as well as the private sector and some mentors have been self-employed.
After launching the Career Mentoring Programme in 2011 with the General Stream, the University of Aberdeen's Alumni Relations team and Careers Service expanded the programme in 2012 and introduced a dedicated Law Stream. Six locally-based organisations are supporters of the Stream: Burness Paull, CMS Cameron McKenna, Ledingham Chalmers, Mackinnons, Pinsent Masons and The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
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 in our 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.
The Career Mentoring Programme has been a wonderful opportunity to share my professional experience with students who are keen to know more about the employment world. It’s not so long ago I was at their stage and I know that I would have found the opportunity back then to connect directly with professionals in my chosen field absolutely invaluable in planning my own career."
Andy Shanks, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
If you would like to talk to us about the Career Mentoring Programme (Law Stream), please contact email@example.com.