The team behind the Elevate mentoring programme have announced the launch of its third season and intake for new mentees and mentors, which is now live. Registrations will remain open until January 18th with all partnerships announced by the first week in February.
Elevate has run for two seasons and created over 120 mentoring pairs with people from across the events industry. The next intake pre-signup have been coming in steadily but we will be capping at 50 so apply quickly before it’s too late. The scheme has seen very senior people giving their time and help, but the team are also looking for industry professionals at a mid and more junior level and creatives at all levels to get involved.
The programme, created by Max Fellows director of client services at MCI Experience and Mel Noakes Head of B2B Events and Sponsorship at Santander UK has developed into one of the biggest most successful mentoring programmes in the industry.
Noakes said: “We know this sort of mentoring scheme is something the industry is crying out for. We conduct a survey each year and over the last two seasons we’ve seen 69 per cent of our mentees don’t feel they’ve been provided with adequate training or personal development in order to fulfil their current role. When asked what their biggest challenge is when it comes to career development, lack of support was right at the top of the list. We’re proud Elevate is looking to tackle these issues.”
The Elevate family has grown in diversity throughout its first two seasons, with participants from L’Oreal, Innocent, Sony, Amplify, Wonder, Sledge, Geometry Global, Innovision and Playstation Warm Street and Live Union to name just a few. Mentee Theo Gentilli, Founder of Warm Street said: “Through creating a growth plan with our mentor, our business’s revenue has increased by 300 per cent over the last two years.”
Mentor Jez Paxman, creative strategy director, Live Union said: “Elevate deserves your support. So much thought has gone into creating a mentoring programme that works for both parties.”