Mentees

Both parties in a mentoring relationship have an important role to play.  Below you will find guides and resources to help you make the most of the mentoring programme. Please start by reading the mentor guide. It has been developed  to help you begin your mentoring journey. You will also find additional developmental resources that the CIPD has made available.  Please do not share the content, it is solely for personal use in the course of your role as a Mentee.

Mentee Guide

This guide has been created to support Mentees involved in the West Yorkshire CIPD Branch Mentoring Programme. It aims to be a simple yet effective set of resources to support those taking on the role of Mentees in the Mentoring relationship.

Available Mentors

Please find a list of available Mentors below.  

Antonia Nicholls

What can you offer to a Mentee?

I am a qualified coach and enjoy mentoring less experienced people to support where I can.

Skill & Experience Summary

Self employed HR Consultant, 20 yrs HR experience

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Craig Wright

What can you offer to a Mentee?

Support early / mid career HR professionals develop their career plus anyone looking to develop an international career. Over 30 years experience in a broad range of senior HR roles up to HRD / Board level in utilities, legal, manufacturing and FMCG businesses. Currently I am part of internal HR consultancy team supporting global change projects for a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Skill & Experience Summary

Broad based HR experience both UK and internationally, focused on organizational change, business partnering and HR transformation.

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Daniel De Arriba

What can you offer to a Mentee?

This is Dan from South Yorkshire Branch

Skill & Experience Summary

Thanks Jonathan for helping us

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Hannah Starkey

What can you offer to a Mentee?

Support to early career HR professionals in their development and as an independent advisor

Skill & Experience Summary

10+ yrs in HR. Currently a stand alone HR Manager for an SME. Chartered member & L7 qualified.

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Jane Gibbons

What can you offer to a Mentee?

It's rewarding to inspire mentee's to harness their strengths and build on where they need to be.

Skill & Experience Summary

People Advisor with previous leadership experience.

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Jonathan Broadhurst

What can you offer to a Mentee?

I really enjoy supporting people to achieve their goals. I have worked at senior and non-mgt roles

Skill & Experience Summary

Qualified coach and mentor; business owner; exec head of hr, globetrotter

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Lisa Wainwright

What can you offer to a Mentee?

I would like to support and encourage someone new to the field.

Skill & Experience Summary

HR Manager

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Matthew Eldon

What can you offer to a Mentee?

I have worked in the field of HR for over 20 years, operating in senior leadership roles across a diverse range of UK, European and North American organisations including Bae Systems, Warburtons, Arla Foods & Masco. This involved working with business leaders in commercial, retail, manufacturing and distribution environments. I have a variety of experience in leading HR teams to deliver measurable results which impact on the commercial performance of the business.

Skill & Experience Summary

I have gained skills in the following areas: Learning & Development – Coaching Leaders, Running Accredited Training Centres, Winning National Training Awards and Delivering Leadership Development Programmes. I am also a qualified professional coach. Talent - Succession Planning, Workforce Planning / Forecasting and Competence Frameworks. OD - Organisation Structure, Strategy Development, Function & Team Alignment & Culture Change ER – Union Relations, Wage Negotiations, Employment Tribunal Cases, Complex ER Cases, Development of Policy/Procedure. Reward – Benchmarking, Job Evaluation & Pay/Progression Structures

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Robert Butler

What can you offer to a Mentee?

Proven success in helping others achieve their career goals. LGBT+ lived experience. Multi sector HR generalist experience.

Skill & Experience Summary

HR Leader/ HRBP. Experience includes organisational and cultural change, equality & inclusion initiatives, staff voice, complex case management, leadership and coaching skills. 20+ years in HR roles. FCIPD.

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Shereen Robinson

What can you offer to a Mentee?

Coaching Skills, BAME lived experience, HR roles, running HR consultancy, carer of toddler, remote

Skill & Experience Summary

I am currently doing a CMI Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring Course and have 20 years HR experience

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Simon Hallett

What can you offer to a Mentee?

A wealth of experience from job hunting & CV building to on-the-job coaching, L&D advice and more!

Skill & Experience Summary

10 years in L&D and Training 8 years as a line manager & regional director for global organisation

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Development Resources

Being an Effective Mentee

Introduction to Mentoring at CIPD

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