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Industry Mentoring Programme

The Industry Mentoring Programme at London College of Communication aims to encourage and support postgraduate students in their transition from education to industry.

This voluntary programme matches LCC postgraduate students of all disciplines with industry professionals to support their development as they enter the creative industries.

Key dates

  • Monday 4 January 2021: Mentor/mentee applications open
  • Monday 15 February 2021: Mentor/mentee application process closes
  • Monday 1 March: Successful applications announced
  • Monday 8 March 2021: Training sessions will take place online
  • March–September 2021: The programme will run for 6 months

What are the potential outcomes for mentees?

  • Work with your mentor to develop your future career plans
  • Develop your plan for a practice, studio or business
  • Build contacts and professional relationships while studying
  • Develop your skills in presentation, applications and interviews, communication and teamwork
  • Develop a greater understanding of the creative industries and your routes into industry
  • Increase your confidence in gaining employment in your chosen industry

What are the benefits for mentors?

  • Access to the London College of Communication mentor network
  • Skills development and CV enhancement
  • Partnership with London College of Communication
  • Develop links with our vibrant community of students, alumni and staff
  • Free training run by a nationally accredited trainer and facilitator

What is the Industry Mentoring Programme?

How to apply

  • Mentor talking to a mentee
    Industry Mentoring Programme. Illustration by Finn Kidd.
    Apply to be a mentor  

    Are you an UAL/LCC alumni or industry professional working in the creative industries? Applications for the 2021 programme are now open and close on Monday 15 February 2021.

  • Mentor talking to a mentee
    Apply to be a mentee  

    Are you an LCC postgraduate student looking to enhance your career prospects? The mentee applications for the 2021 programme are now open. The closing date to apply is Monday 15 February 2021.

My mentor has been absolutely fantastic! From allowing me to shadow him at work and through meetings, to offering me summer employment – I have gained invaluable professional advice and experience that I never would have imagined beforehand.

— Annie Croll BA (Hons) Public Relations graduate
Gaining industry knowledge and experience through a mentor is a great opportunity. It can speed up the whole process, and help the mentee be more focused and targeted in his or her approach.

— Laura Colapietro Associate Director at ING Media