Why Mentoring?

  • The mentee feels supported and has a mechanism for working through any problems that exist as a result of being in a minority
  • Mentoring includes training, support, encouragement, advice and guidance from people who have both ‘done it before’ and are usually independent of the mentee’s current organisation
  • Both the mentees and mentors gain confidence and leadership skills
  • Mentees report the benefits of a different perspective
  • Mentees are more likely to plan and apply for promotions
  • Mentors and mentees can gain insights into best business practices in other companies
  • The process allows mentors and mentees to make useful networking connections, and have access to role models

Why MentorSET

MentorSET is a cross-sector mentoring scheme, enabling you to connect with a mentoring partner outside of your place of work. We offer networking opportunities in our forums enabling mentors to connect with other mentors, and individuals the opportunity to connect with others who share common goal or challenge.

MentorSET is open to both men and women, but in particular prides itself on the support it provides to women working in STEM and men and women returning after a career break.

To join MentorSET


The first step in your mentoring journey is to make your payment. 
Fee for Members: FREE
Fee for Non-Members: £120 

Pay online here

Not a member of WES yet?  Find out more about being a WES Member here.  Join WES online here.

Upon receipt of your payment, the MentorSET Progamme Co-ordinator will email you with a link to the platform and invite you to register.  Full guidance will be given on how to find a mentoring partner and get the most out of your mentoring experience. Once you have been accepted onto the programme you can sign back into your account using here:

Joining as part of a corporate scheme?  Please speak to your sponsoring company for information about how to join, or contact

Any questions?  Contact Tristan Holland at


MentorSET is free to join for Mentors. Register here  Please note that mentors cannot be guaranteed a mentee. 

Additional support is given to mentors who are part of a corporate scheme to help them get matched with a mentee.