EA’s Women in FCERM Mentoring Programme 2022

Published 14 March 2022
Women in FCERM

From Kathryn Pettit, Amy Shaw and Angela Barber, Women in FCERM Mentoring Programme Leads at the Environment Agency

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Women in FCERM Mentoring Programme launched earlier this month and that applications for mentees and mentors are now officially open!

The WiFCERM Mentoring Programme is designed to connect people who have a particular skill set (mentor) with a small group of individuals (mentees). The groups come together to learn from each other, develop and make progress toward their personal and professional goals. Our mentoring groups work together over 9-12 months to support each other, develop and make progress toward their personal and professional goals. The Mentoring Programme invites mentees and mentors from a range of backgrounds from across the FCERM sector.

Being a mentor can improve skills such as communication and leadership as well as allowing you to share knowledge of your work area and experiences. Providing support and guidance to a mentee can provide a sense of fulfilment and personal growth. Mentors do not need to have experience of being a mentor (or be a woman).

Becoming a mentee in a group mentoring programme provides a safe space for you to explore personal, work and career issues. It will give you an opportunity to gain insight and develop a network of people that can support your personal and professional goals.

How to apply

The mentoring programme invites mentees and mentors from a range of backgrounds from across the FCERM sector. Both mentors and mentees should be able to commit 9-12 months to the programme.

  • Details of the mentoring group topics and how to apply are available on the WiFCERM website.
  • All mentors and mentees should read the information pack on the WiFCERM website before they apply for the mentoring programme.
  • Applications will close on Sunday 10 April 2022. Successful mentors and mentees will be notified in mid-April.
  • For any other queries, please contact us at WiFCERMMentoring@environment-agency.gov.uk

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