WBS Mentoring Programme set to launch in Singapore

20 October 2016

  • WBS Mentorship scheme set to go overseas
  • Pilot in Singapore is the scheme's first location outside the UK
  • Award winning scheme has helped more than 550 students
  • Scheme was awarded Investors in People in April 2016

Warwick Business School’s Mentoring Programme is set to go overseas for the first time.

The award-winning programme is entering an exciting phase and as part of its global strategy it has identified Singapore as the first location outside of the UK to pilot activity.

To support the Singapore pilot, the programme plans to create a community of volunteer mentors and mentees with a launch function on 14 November in Singapore.

For more information contact: Donna Curtis

Sanjiv Patel, Associate Fellow and Co-Chair of the WBS Mentoring Programme together with academic support from Professor Chris Beer have invited selected alumni as potential ambassadors and mentors for the programme. 

“We are delighted to take the mentoring message to Singapore.  Our plan is to create a hub of activity amongst senior alumni from both Singapore and Malaysia to become mentors whilst also illustrate to mentees how a mentor can help with their next career steps,” said Sanjiv Patel, Co-Chair WBS Mentoring Steering Committee.

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This is a first for the programme and WBS is thrilled to support the successful programme’s global ambitions.

 “After gaining internationally recognised accreditation with Investors in People (IiP) earlier this year and now the move to pilot activity in Singapore, the WBS Mentoring Programme continues its world class ambitions,” added Mike Goodwin, Co-Chair WBS Mentoring Programme Committee.

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Attracting engaged and supportive volunteer mentors from the WBS alumni community is the backbone of the programme and the scheme is always keen to hear from interested alumni willing to become mentors, wherever they are based in the world. 

Since the scheme was introduced, over 550 mentees have gained support and guidance from senior businessmen and women who are themselves alumni of the School. The programme won a Bronze Award from the Training Journal at its annual Gala Event in 2013 and was awarded the Investors in People standard earlier this year.

For more information on the scheme, or its expansion overseas please email donna.curtis@wbs.ac.uk for more information or if you are an alumni find out more on the alumni news page here.

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