In addition to your general guidance to all participants, you may want to create additional guidance specifically for mentees on your programme.

What you could include

What mentees are and what they expected to do

You could use a guidance document to explain to potential participants what a mentee is, and what ‘good’ participation in the programme looks like if you are a mentee. You could also use this as an opportunity to explain the benefits of having a mentee.

How the programme will work for mentees specifically

Building on the general guidance to all participants, you could explain in more detail how your programme will work specifically from the perspective of a mentee.

What you expect them to do will depend on how you structure your programme. Our guidance assumes you are running a two-stage programme, with speed mentoring followed by long-term mentoring. If you are following this process, your guidance could explain:

  • the mentee’s role in scheduling their speed mentoring session
  • the mentee’s role in preparing for their speed mentoring session
  • how to conduct a speed mentoring session
  • what a mentee should do after the speed mentoring session

Resources to support mentoring conversations

You could also include specific resources from inside your organisation or from other, outside organisations for use in a mentoring session.

Signposting to a code of conduct

You could signpost mentees to a code of conduct that governs how they will be expected to behave and interact with their mentors on the programme.


Guidance for mentees

This document contains an example of the guidance you could provide to mentees participating in your programme. You can freely re-use and adapt this guidance document to suit your needs. Please note that this guidance references some third-party materials. You should provide appropriate referencing and credit to third-party sources.

Download this example (.DOCX)