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Career development impact through the CFA UK Mentoring Programme working group

The 1st edition of the CFA UK Mentoring Programme was established, launched and successfully completed in 2018. This was a volunteer led programme which was set up by former members of the CFA UK Careers Committee to provide another beneficial careers service for CFA UK Members.

The programme was open for applications in January 2018 and the participants in the programme were matched into a 1-2-1 mentoring partnership which ran from April to December.

Mentors and mentees alike found the programme very beneficial and would highly recommend the programme to other CFA UK members. Mentees recognised that the programme had helped them to achieve progress towards their stated career goals.

John Horrell, a 2018 programme mentee, said “Throughout the year I accumulated many skills, improved my industry knowledge and met many people through greater involvement with the CFA UK Society. I would strongly recommend CFA charterholders to apply."

Despite a relatively small time commitment of only a couple of hours a month, the participants were able to form great new relationships and networks as well as gain new insights into their careers.

“It has been really great to see the positive impact the programme has already had on our first intake of Mentees and Mentors.” said Chris Whitcombe, CFA,  Mentoring Programme working group Lead.

“We think CFA UK is well placed to provide a mentoring programme for its members as an independent organisation with a deep network of experienced senior finance professionals. It has been really rewarding to have the chance to work with a group of professionals from across the investment industry who are enthusiastic about bringing about a CFA UK mentoring offering. The chance to develop a programme from scratch with other volunteers has been both challenging and exciting.

Congratulations and many thanks to the CFA UK Mentoring Programme working group:

Chris Whitcombe, Anna Salim, Brad Beardsell and Laurence Beard.

The 2019 CFA UK Mentoring Programme will open for applications on the 28th January 2019. For more details see LINK.