Mentor Scheme.

The Women in BIM Mentor Scheme follows the core values of our organisation.

As a group, WIB strives to elevate the image of women in the AEC industry. One of the ways to achieve this is through creating opportunities for more WIB to connect and support each other. The WIB Mentor Scheme has been designed to offer support and guidance for our Members to learn and grow both professionally and personally for a period of six to nine months.

Mentoring is more than simply giving advice or passing on what your experience was in a particular area or situation. It is about motivating and empowering the other person to identify their own issues and goals and helping them to find ways of resolving or reaching them.

Mentoring in the context of our Mentor Scheme is an exchange of knowledge and experience in the realm of professional development within BIM in order to facilitate growth and redirection in the career of the Mentee.

We will match Mentors with Mentees, using the information provided in the application forms. We will aim to connect experienced professionals with Mentees who have aspirations or backgrounds relevant to the Mentors’ experience.

Applications for the WIB Mentor Scheme 2024 are now closed.

Thank you to our Women in BIM Mentor Scheme Sponsor

Stage 1

Application Process: January – March

The Mentor Scheme is open to all WIB Members and Supporters. We welcome anyone with a professional background in BIM or digital construction and any gender to join the programme as a Mentor, and we invite all women and people of minority genders with the desire to develop further in BIM & digital, to join as Mentees. Simply complete the forms on our website to submit your application. All applicants will receive an email once applications have closed.

Stage 2

Selection and Matching: March – June

Once applications have been received, we will review and select those who are suitable for the program, and carry out interviews for both Mentors and Mentees, to ensure we understand their experience and motivations. This is the most time consuming part of the program while we interview applicants to ensure we make the best possible matches. Once our team establish the most appropriate Mentor and Mentee matches, our matches will be notified via email. 

Stage 3

Mentoring: June – December

Once matched, our couples will coordinate and conduct mentoring sessions within the guidelines set out in the WIB Mentoring Scheme Handbook. Mentors will be responsible for leading and facilitating the relationship and the Mentees are required to be self-motivated and proactive in their participation and actions set from the sessions. Anything discussed within the mentoring sessions will be within the strictest of confidence and will not be shared beyond the session. The Mentoring Scheme is designed to run for the length of six sessions, which we expect to last between six to nine months.

Download the Women in BIM Mentor Handbook.


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