Recruitment Mentoring Scheme

How would you like to increase your chances of landing your perfect role when you graduate?

Gradstrategy have created just the opportunity with their Recruitment Mentoring Scheme. Whatever your field of interest, we have teamed up with some very talented and skilled mentors with experience and connections in various sectors. They are keen and ready to share their knowledge, expertise and show you the ropes.

The scheme is open to ambitious, committed and highly engaged students with an interest in their chosen mentor’s field of expertise. As part of the scheme you will receive coaching, mentoring and soft skills training tailored to the disciplines.

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  • Provide coaching for personal development growth and career management
  • Provide mentoring from an industry professional
  • Assist with growing your professional network
  • Equip students with valuable soft skills tailored to the disciplines


  • You must be in your final year (or completing your Masters degree)


  • Group Coaching Sessions
  • Up to 6 Mentoring Sessions
  • Soft Skills Training


3-9 months


Submit CV to and complete the application form here

Interview Offer

Application closing date: Ongoing periodic acceptance

Stuart McCaul

Chief Commercial Officer of a Cloud Vending company and Founder of a multi- faceted Management Consultancy.

Specialisms: Strategy for Technology Businesses, Sales, Marketing, Legal, Finance, Preparing Businesses for Acquisition

Sectors: IT, Third Sector

Mentee University: London Universities

Mentee Career Interests: Technology, Strategy, Third Sector, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile and Social Technologies

Simon Pickup

Internationally experienced General Manager for complex technology product in a highly regulated industry.

Specialisms: Software, Electronics, Hardware, Selling to Governments

Sectors: Technology

Mentee University: London Universities

Mentee Career Interests: Software, Electronics, Hardware, Selling to Governments


Bob Watts

Executive and Board Director in leading Health Insurance companies.

Specialisms: Board level experience as an Executive and Non- Executive Director, Acquisition, Outsourcing, passion for customer service

Sectors: Health Insurance

Mentee University: London Universities, Bournemouth

Mentee Career Interests: Insurance

Deborah Ascott- Jones

Head of Business Development for an Independent Leadership Institute with extensive experience in Business Development for Law Firms.

Specialisms: Marketing, Business Development, Change Management, Transformation, Management Culture

Sectors: Facilities Management

Mentee University: Manchester Universities

Mentee Career Interests: Law, Business Development, Game Creation/Development

Zbiggy Ucinek

Talented and innovative CEO, General Manager and Senior marketer, with international experience credited with developing prestigious brands and businesses with over $1bn in sales.

Specialisms: Sales, Marketing, New Business Development, Entrepreneurship, FMCG, Media and Digital

Sectors: Media, General Management, Strategy

Mentee University: Kingston University, London University or Surrey proximity

Mentee Career Interests: Creative Entrepreneurship

Bill Pollard

Director at a privately owned Facilities Management company who also sits on a Facilities Management board.

Specialisms: Engineering, Business Process, Outsourcing, Change Management, Strategy, Facilities Management

Sectors: Facilities Management

Mentee University: London Universities

Mentee Career Interests: Engineering, Business Process, Outsourcing, Change Management, Strategy, Facilities Management


Prem Kumar Barthasarathy

Management Consultant/ Entrepreneur converted Angel Investor for startups.

Specialisms: Performance improvement through improving business revenue streams, effective sourcing and procurement, refined strategy/ organisational design and cost optimisation.

Sectors: Telcoms, Oil and Gas, Retail

Mentee University: Any London / Greenwich proximity

Mentee Career Interests: Management Consulting, discovering your strengths and playing to your strengths

Mark Kiteley

Business Advisor for Startups with extensive business experience in various capacities.

Specialisms: Business Development and Strategy in the SME sector

Sectors: SME

Mentee University: Birmingham, Coventry, Northampton, Cambridge, London proximity

Mentee Career Interests: Starting your own business

Timothy Nicholls

Finance and Resources Director for a Consortium that manages public services contracts on behalf of Third Sector organisations.

Specialisms: Accounting, Contract Management, Resources Management, Budgets, Financial Forecasts

Sectors: Third Sector, Public Sector

Mentee University: Imperial College, Goldsmiths University of London, University of Greenwich, South London proximity

Mentee Career Interests: Accounting, Contract Management, Resources Management, Budgets, Financial Forecasts, Third Sector

Martin Zeman

Managing Director of a boutique Business Intelligence consultancy.

Specialisms: Supply Chain in Retail, Reporting, Analytics, Business Intelligence

Sectors: Retail

Mentee University: University of Westminster, London Universities

Mentee Career Interests: Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Reporting, Analytics


Colin Peake

Director of a Gas Detection and Instrumentation Engineering Company.

Specialisms: Sales, Marketing, New Business Development, Contract Negotiation

Sectors: Manufacturing, Engineering

Mentee University: University of Manchester

Mentee Career Interests: Ideally studying a marketing degree and interested in applying skills in this unique organisation

Peter Searle

Director of a Management Consultancy for SMEs with a strong Construction background.

Specialisms: Construction, Business Growth

Sectors: Construction

Mentee University: University of Greenwich, Kingston University, London, Canterbury, Brighton proximity

Mentee Career Interests: Interested in Quantity Surveying or converting degree to Quantity Surveying

Janine Brooks MBE

Highly accomplished Dental Educator, Coach and Trainer with an extensive and impressive portfolio of work and experience in the Dentistry field.

Specialisms: Non- clinical Dentistry roles, Leadership training,

Sectors: Public Sector, NHS

Mentee University: Birmingham University, University of Northampton

Mentee Career Interests: Dentistry

John Toal

Sales and Marketing Director of a leading provider of IT infrastructure and support services.

Specialisms: Sales, Marketing, Data Management, Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure

Sectors: Information Technology

Mentee University: Teesside University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University

Mentee Career Interests: Information Technology, Cloud Computing, Data Management, IT Infrastructure

Peter Waggot

Award winning and internationally experienced Business and Executive Coach. Worked and lived in Canada for 8 years.

Specialisms: Sales and New Business Development

Sectors: Oil and Gas, Automotive- global tyre manufacturers

Mentee University: University of Dundee or Abertay University

Mentee Career Interests: Engineering, Sales, New Business Development, Oil and Gas, Automotive