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LCC Industry Mentoring Scheme

Supporting postgraduate students in their transition from education to industry

The Industry Mentoring Scheme at London College of Communication aims to encourage and support postgraduate students in their transition from education to industry. This voluntary Scheme matches LCC postgraduate students of all disciplines with industry professionals to support their development as they enter the creative industries.

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

How to apply?

Mentees

The 2020 programme is in progress. The mentee applications for the 2021 programme will open in the autumn termn.

Mentors

See yourself as a mentor? Are you an UAL/LCC alumni or industry professional working in the creative industries? Applications for the 2021 programme are now open.

Apply to become a mentor by using the online application form

Key dates for the 2021 programme

  • Mentor/mentee application process opens October 2020
  • Mentor/mentee application process closes, December 2020
  • Successful applications announced, January 2021
  • Mentor Training, January 2021 (TBC)
  • Mentee Training,  January 2021 (TBC)
  • Meet your mentor, January 2021 (TBC)
  • Scheme runs from January to June 2021
  • Evaluation, June 2021
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Meet the mentors

"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

Read more about the mentors and their thoughts on the mentoring process

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Mentees' case studies

"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, MA Public Relations 

Read more about how the mentees found the experience

Industry Mentoring Scheme launch