The team behind the UK’s Elevate mentoring programme has announced the launch of its third season and intake for new mentees and mentors. Registrations are open until 18 January with all partnerships to be announced by the first week in February.
Elevate has run for two seasons and created over 120 mentoring pairs with people from across the events industry.
The next intake is to be capped at 50 and the team says it is looking for industry professionals at a mid and junior level, as well as creatives at all levels to get involved.
The programme, created by Max Fellows (pictured), director of client services at MCI Experience and Mel Noakes, head of B2B Events and sponsorship at Santander UK, has developed into one of the biggest mentoring programmes in the industry.
Noakes said: “We know this sort of mentoring scheme is something the industry is crying out for. We conduct a survey each year and over the last two seasons we’ve seen 69% of our mentees don’t feel they’ve been provided with adequate training or personal development in order to fulfil their current role. When asked what their biggest challenge is when it comes to career development, lack of support was right at the top of the list. We’re proud Elevate is looking to tackle these issues.”
The Elevate family has grown in diversity throughout its first two seasons, with participants from L’Oreal, Innocent, Sony, Amplify, Wonder, Sledge, Geometry Global, Innovision and Playstation Warm Street and Live Union.
Mentee Theo Gentilli, founder of Warm Street, said: “Through creating a growth plan with our mentor, our business’s revenue has increased by 300% over the last two years.” Mentor Jez Paxman, Creative Strategy Director, Live Union added: “Elevate deserves your support. So much thought has gone into creating a mentoring programme that works for both parties.”
To join the Elevate programme visit: elevateme.co