Become a Mentee

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Invest in yourself.

As a mentee, this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain new perspectives and develop powerful professional connections with some of the best in the business.

Mentees must:

  • Be a member of the Actuaries Institute
  • Have a minimum of 1-5 years industry experience
  • Have finished (or be close to finishing) your study
  • Commit to the full length of the program
  • Have a proactive and positive approach (this is a mentee-led initiative, you will be in the driver’s seat)
  • Be committed to life-long learning
  • Have a track record of performance or achievement

A rigorous matching process is undertaken. This year mentees will be matched based on career development and the skills you’re looking to improve.

Applications for the 2024 Mentor Program have now closed. You can apply now for the next intake starting March 2025.

Why become a mentee?

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Up to 8 hours with your mentor
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8-months 1:1 career development
CPD points
(3 points per hour)
On-going networking with mentees

Mentee roles and responsibilities

We want mentees to get the most out of the program. This means mentees need to be active and take responsibility for their own learning, professional development, and progress. It is expected they will:

  • Negotiate a commitment for ongoing communication with their mentor
  • Initiate the organisation of ALL meetings (including the first session)
  • Organise agenda or topics for meeting discussions
  • Follow-up on agreed tasks as required
  • Seek constructive feedback and be receptive to suggestions
  • Accept new responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities
  • Approach the mentorship with professionalism and be respectful of the time being contributed by mentors.

Mentee benefits

  • Develop communication skills and knowledge
  • Build professional networks and a support system Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Discuss and learn theoretical and practical issues with an established Actuary
  • A confidential opportunity to discuss workplace issues
  • Support and guidance about how to progress your career
  • Feedback on how to implement positive changes and overcome challenges
  • Conversations that challenge thinking, and generate new ideas; and
  • Accumulate CPD points

Start your mentee journey with us today.

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Even if your company provides you with a mentor, it's not an independent person, and you have to watch what you say. I found this program valuable as it gave me the opportunity to talk about issues directly related to my career and where I want to go.