Become a mentor

The ICAS Foundation sees the mentoring process as:

“…a relationship orchestrated to provide support to a high school student and/or undergraduate. The mentor uses their experience in a facilitative manner to support the career exploration and determination of the mentee. Mentoring is used to assist individuals at specific times of development or transition and lasts for a defined period of time. The relationship provides an opportunity for both the mentor and mentee to develop and benefit from the process.”

How to become a mentor

If you’re interested in becoming an ICAS Foundation mentor, click here to find out more about the role. You can click here for the application form. We aim to respond to all received mentor application forms within 5 working days. We are now welcoming expressions of interest from across Scotland, Lancaster and Birmingham to support students from Autumn 2020 onwards.

Who will you be mentoring?

All ICAS Foundation mentors support students currently studying accountancy or finance degrees at university

Mentoring time commitments and support

Mentoring is not a time-intensive activity. We anticipate that two mentoring meetings between mentor and mentee lasting an hour should happen within the first month of the relationship. Thereafter communication could be through email and the frequency of meetings would vary between mentor and mentee. In general, mentors give around 1-2 hours per month of their time to support their mentee.