CIPD Member Professional Development

As part of our services to CIPD members, the West Yorkshire Branch offers a member-to-member Mentoring & Coaching Scheme to support their personal & professional development.  Anyone at any level in their HR career from recent graduate/first role through to Department Head or Director can benefit from a mentor and is welcome to apply to join our scheme as a mentee.  And you don’t have to hold a senior role or have already mentored someone in order to become a mentor with us.  Provided you have experience from the world of work and HR (at Associate Member level or above) and a demonstrable passion & commitment for helping others you’re eligible to apply to join as a mentor.  The Branch provides initial training for new mentors and development support for all mentors throughout the year.

The scheme has recently been updated and there’s now an annual window for submitting new mentee and mentor applications which this year opens on 5 September and closes on Friday 28 October 2022.  Additionally under the new scheme Branch staff will undertake the mentor/mentee matching process and pair people up to work with one another for a minimum of six mentoring sessions over a period of up to a year.

 For further information about the new scheme, please read the attached overview [insert LINK] and register to attend one of our ‘Introduction to the Mentoring & Coaching Scheme’ on-line events being held in October (details of how to do this are contained in the overview).

If you would like to go ahead and apply to become a mentee or mentor under the 2022/23 scheme please use the following links to complete your application form:

2022-23 Mentoring Scheme

For our new Mentoring & Coaching Scheme we have an annual window for mentee and mentor applications, The key dates for 2022/23 are as follows:

  • The window for applications is open between Monday 5th September and Friday 28th


During September & October we will be holding some ‘Introduction to the Mentoring & Coaching Scheme’ events on-line.  

These events are a great opportunity to meet the scheme lead, ask questions and work out whether mentoring is right for you at the present time.

Update October 10th

We have received a lot of mentee applications this year and are now currently operating a waitlist for the 2022/2023 scheme.  If you would like to join the waitlist you can do this by completing the Mentee application form.  We will contact you around the middle of November to let you know whether we are able to accommodate you in the this year’s scheme.

Any questions about registering as a mentor or mentee?