Employability and Careers

SPARK Mentoring

SPARK Mentoring is the one to one mentoring scheme supporting students of the Faculty of Engineering and Science. Industry mentors are matched with mentees for 4-6 months to improve their employability.

What is SPARK Mentoring?

The SPARK that ignites your career.

The scheme offers those working in industry the opportunity to become a mentor and pass on their experience and knowledge to the next generation of graduates.

For students who would like to become mentees, it is the chance to be paired with someone who can offer invaluable careers advice to help you achieve your goals.

SPARK Mentoring occurs on Ask Alumni+


What does the scheme involve?

  • Mentors and mentees will have a minimum of 2 hours contact time per month, across a 4-6 month period.
  • This occurs on the Ask Alumni+ platform where meetings can be scheduled via in person, direct message or video call.
  • For mentees, full training is provided via a workshop which can be booked on the SPARK Mentoring Community page.
  • For mentors, training is available via a workshop which can be booked on the SPARK Mentoring Community page or via the Mentor resources.
  • All participants are invited to attend the celebration event in the summer at the Medway campus.

When can I apply for SPARK?

  • Main Cycle 1: November 2021 - March 2022
  • Main Cycle 2: February 2022- June 2022

You are welcome to join Ask Alumni+ all year round and we will endeavour to match you as soon as we can.


How can I get involved?

Join us on Ask Alumni+

All general queries can be directed to: mentoring@gre.ac.uk