SPARK Mentoring


Designed specifically to support Engineering and Science students, SPARK Mentoring is the brand-new scheme at the Medway campus.

What is SPARK Mentoring

Mentoring is the rewarding process of sharing insights and professional skills with our students, who are looking for this type of advice.

Sharing is a two-way process. You'll gain insights from what they are learning and discover how the next graduate intake approaches different challenges.

Our new SPARK scheme will develop a communal network of support and guidance for mentors and mentees, offering you a chance to make a difference.

What is a mentor?

A mentor is an industry professional that can offer you guidance to support your career development.

They can introduce you to their workplace, answer your questions, and give insider tips that could one day help you get a job.

Ask yourself:

  • Does the world of work intimidate you?
  • Do you worry about acting 'professionally'?
  • Do you lack contacts in industry?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a mentor!

Whats in it for you?

Amongst other things, you will get the chance to see a real workplace and a contact in industry who could help you find work.

So far, we have mentors from Ford Motor Company, ArcelorMittal and Ni-Cons Career Consulting with more registering every day.

Current students

Applications are open now to any student in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. (Pharmacy and NRI students: please use the Science application form.)

Deadline: Friday 15 November at 4pm.

The launch event is in January 2020 where mentees will be taken to meet their mentors. Attendance is completely free and includes travel and lunch!

If you are interested but would like to know more or wish to register for future cycles, please contact Emma Pleasant:

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