Our mentoring programme is now taking expressions of interest for the coming winter, you can join the waiting list for our next programme which is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023.
The mid-career programme is aimed at people who are working and are midway through their tech career and looking for support to improve their current skills or make some changes to their career.
To apply as a mentee you must already have embarked on your career in tech. You might be a developer, an IT infrastructure specialist, a business analyst, project manager or one of many other tech sector roles. Often the mentees applying for this programme wish to develop their proficiency in some area or move from a purely technical role into some form of leadership, but anyone in tech can apply as long as you have some idea of what you’re trying to achieve!
To apply as a mentor you will need to have an empathetic approach in order to understand your mentee and their specific objectives, plus a genuine desire to share your knowledge, experience and perhaps industry connections with your mentee.
Note: A $25 fully refundable application fee does apply to Mentees if your application is unsuccessful.
Our career-start programme aims to support people looking for their first tech job:
To apply as a mentee you could be a student at Uni or another tertiary college, you could be an international immigrant, someone emerging from a mid-career change, you could be a self-taught developer or a tech-literate professional wanting to transition more fully into the tech industry. We all know how hard it is to get that first job before you have experience and before you have a network of professional support.
To apply as a mentor you will need to have empathy for people finding their first job. For example, if you are not a native New Zealander and have experience adapting to the NZ tech culture, we would love to have you.
Important notes: This programme is NOT designed to find the mentee a job, the mentor is not acting as a recruiter, it is to arm the mentee with the professional skills and support to find a job for themselves.
A $25 fully refundable application fee does apply to mentees.
Becoming a mentor can be a fantastic experience for those wanting to develop leadership skills. You don’t need to be a senior to be a mentor (but you can be). Mentors get plenty of support. Before each session, we provide some tips and guidelines by email, on topics you may want to discuss.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about any of the programmes on offer.
We have a mentoring Code of Conduct for anyone involved in our mentoring programmes. Full wording here.