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Mentorship Programme

The mentorship programme is part of the Open Doors Initiative.

The purpose of the Open Doors mentorship programme is to support job seekers from marginalised groups to meet their full potential and achieve their professional goals.  

These might include:

  • Identifying your learning needs and development goals
  • Building “job readiness” skills
  • Identifying up-skilling and training opportunities
  • Receiving guidance and insight from professionals with experience in your sector of interest  
  • Building skills for future goals and milestones

Through this free programme, you will be matched with an experienced professional from an Open Doors member company (see all members here). The programme will last three to six months and will consist of six individual sessions of one hour each.

Your mentor will help you define goals for your career and come up with an action plan to achieve them. They will give you professional advice and guidance to help you define the next steps in your career.

Before beginning the Mentorship Programme, all mentors and mentees need to undertake our training session in advance to understand the full scope of what is involved, the format of the mentorship relationship and their commitment required to have a successful result. The training session will last approximately 45 minutes and is mandatory for all participants.

Once this training is complete, you will be asked to fill out a registration form, where you’ll provide details that will help match you with the best mentor to support you. You will then be assigned a mentor and begin your mentoring journey. 

Training sessions for mentees are offered monthly. Please register using the links below:

If you have any questions about the mentorship programme, please email


Feedback from Mentorship Participants

I got a lot out of it. Working with and planning out what I want to do with the rest of my life is a good thing, my mentor helped me do that. I don't have anything that didn't work well. It all worked well.


Join our Mentorship Programme

The programme will consist of one hour worth of mentoring sessions every month for a duration of six months. Please note that a commitment is required to attend all sessions with the mentor during this time.


What area of mentorship would be most useful for you.

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Who are our Mentors?

Our Mentors bring a wealth of experience in a variety of professional fields to their roles as advisors and supporters. The following companies represent a small selection of the Mentors involved in the programme.

AIBArthur CoxDellHubSpotKerry GroupNoerthern TrustWilliam Fry

Contact Us

If you are unable to find the answer to your query on our website, please complete the contact form on the right

The project is supported by

Open Doors Initiative

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