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Become an ACA student mentor

Are you interested in mentoring ACA students? We are looking for members to volunteer their time to support our Student Mentoring Programme.

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Benefits at a mentoring

There is a lot to gain from mentoring another person!

Be a role model and inspire future leaders


Build and develop your own skills


Share your advice and knowledge

What is the ICAEW Student Mentoring programme?


This programme offers you the opportunity to volunteer your time and mentor ACA students, online, over a 6-month period. As a mentor, you will support selected students in their professional journey, offering them advice and guidance on key areas.

You don’t need any mentoring or coaching experience to get involved - simply sharing your own learnings and expertise will have a remarkable impact on the student’s future. You will have access to mentoring resources to help you along the way and support you on how to manage the sessions.
  • Time commitment
    Each mentoring relationship will last for a 6-month period, which is around 8-10 sessions. This equals around 2 hours per month of support. This does depend on each relationship and once matched to a mentee you need to agree in your first session the frequency, length, structure, and level of formality that suits both.
  • The matching process
    The mentoring platform, Guider will facilitate the matching process. You will build a profile and once the mentee has built theirs, Guider will then match them to a mentor.
  • First session
    During your first session with your mentees, we recommend discussing and mutually agree your shared expectations of the mentoring relationship. This will also be the opportunity to discuss the areas where you can offer them advice and guidance.
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Benefits of getting involved

Hear from Gbemi Kasanga and Tom Shiels, two mentors on the programme explaining the benefits of mentoring and why they take part.

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An interview with a mentee participant

Read about Sam, a mentee on the programme and how having a mentor has helped him.

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Register your interest

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please register your interest and someone from ICAEW will get in touch to answer any further questions and run through the programme. 

Register your interest