Bloom exists to empower women with the strength, skills and opportunity to be whoever they want to be, overcoming any barriers to success, and having the confidence to achieve anything. Our mentoring scheme is a core part of this commitment, as we invite our members to support and empower the next generation of women entering the industry. It's a community of support, courage, an opportunity to learn new skills, and meet like-minded people. Since 2010 when the mentoring programme started, we've had some amazing success stories from increased confidence, to promotions, pay rises and new job roles.
Every Bloom member is a mentor and is provided with mentoring skills training to support their mentee. Bloom mentors have a range of expertise from across the communications industry and offer mentoring to any woman with 1-5 years’ industry experience. Throughout the year, mentees will meet monthly with their mentor face to face, by phone or skype to discuss the objectives set by the mentee and build a roadmap to success. You'll also get the opportunity to join the Bloom mentee community and attend skills-sharing sessions.
Mentee applications open - 6th March 2019.
Applications close - 20th March 2019
Successful applicants notified w/c 15th and w/c 22nd April 2019
Speed Matching - 7th, 15th and 16th May 2019 (applicants must attend one)
The programme is designed to match mentees and mentors based on experience, desired outcomes and personalities, so please be as honest as possible in the application form. The process includes three stages:
Stage 1: Application form: Bloom will review all applications and invite those that are successful to the speed matching evening. Bloom would love to accept every application, but we are restricted by the number of Bloom Mentors available, which determines the number of mentees we can place. You will be informed if you are successful the w/c 15th or w/c 22nd April 2019.
Stage 2: Speed Matching: An evening where you will meet the Bloom team and potentially meet your mentor through some quick, fun speed matching sessions. These sessions will be on the 7th, 15th and 16th, one of which you must be available to attend to take part in the programme.
Stage 3: Match: Based on your application and feedback from the speed matching evening, we will match you with the best possible mentor to deliver your goals you outlined in your application form. You will hear from the Bloom mentoring team about your match w/c 13th or w/c 20th May.
Please note, 2019 applications have now closed
If you have any questions, please email the Bloom mentoring team on firstname.lastname@example.org.