Mentorship Programme

take part in the MTU Cork Joint Mentorship Programme!


What is the MTU Cork Joint Mentorship Programme?

  • It is a voluntary activity open to all full-time MTU Cork students and facilitated by the MTU Cork Alumni Office and MTU Cork Careers Service. 
  • The programme matches Mentees (MTU Cork Students) with Mentors in relevant roles and organisations, and they connect at least six times during the academic year.
  • Please contact with any queries or for further information.

  • It will assist you with your personal and career development.
  • Application from below!

What is Mentoring? Mentoring focusses on enhancing an individual’s personal and professional skills and potential, while also developing industry awareness and knowledge.



The Mentoring Partnership

  • Each mentoring relationship involves two people to facilitate an exchange of business experience, knowledge, expertise and career advice.
  • A mentorship pair consists of a Mentor (MTU Cork Alumni or other professional) and Mentee (MTU Cork Student).
  • Mentor – Acts as a role model for the student and is willing to enhance the student’s development through guidance, support and the sharing of professional knowledge and insight.
  • Mentee – The student is the recipient of the shared knowledge and expertise from the Mentor.  The Mentee actively engages with the Mentor in order to learn new skills and develop their own professional potential.



How long does the programme last? The MTU Cork Joint Mentorship Programme will run for six months from November to April.

What’s involved & what are the benefits?

  • Meet your Mentor at a launch event (Vitually for now!) in MTU Cork in October/November.
  • Meet or have contact with your Mentor once a month from November to April.
  • Have the opportunity to attend 3 additional training sessions specifically for mentees. 
  • Attend a closing event and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Fit the programme around your schedule – it’s not time consuming.
  • Get to know some employers and make professional contacts.
  • Find out what it’s like to work in a particular area.
  • Build self-confidence and understand your skills and abilities.


Examples of companies involved in the programme: Dell EMC, Boston Scientific, Pepsico, PM Group, EY, Depuy Synthes, The Fota Collection, Janssen, Johnson Controls, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, ESBi and more!

Application Form

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MTU Joint Mentorship Programme Application Form

Application Deadline: 4 pm on 30/09/2021

Selection Procedure:

All fully completed mentee applications will be reviewed by the Careers Service and Alumni Office after the application deadline.

Places will be awarded based on suitable matches being made between mentees and mentors.

We will do our best to accommodate all mentee applications for the programme.

You will be informed about your application on October 2021.
  • First Name
    Last Name
  • Max. 300 words. Consider the areas you would like help with, for example, feedback on your CV, work shadowing, building your confidence, interview practice, more knowledge of your sector, etc.
  • Please put the name of a Lecturer or Class Coordinator that we can contact.