Mentorship Programmes

The fastest way to access the labour market is to job shadow an experienced professional that can integrate you in a company, develop your work skills and guide your career expectations.

CBT promotes mentorship programmes with top companies in the engineering field, enabling undergraduates to access the labour market in the most effective way. Are you interested in:

  • Working part-time while you conclude your degree?
  • Gaining labour skills?
  • Making money? 

If you answered affirmatively to these questions...


What is mentoring?
Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentoree) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

Mentoring Process: Being a Mentoree
Finding a mentor is one of the most important strategic career decisions you can make. Many renowned professionals have attributed their success to having had a mentor who took a personal interest in working with them during their career.

There are so many benefits of using mentoring in career development, including the

  • Gaining from your mentor's expertise
  • Receiving critical feedback in key areas such as communications, interpersonal relationships, technical abilities, change management and leadership skills.
  • Developing a sharper focus on what you need to grow professionally within your organization or elsewhere.
  • Learning specific skills and knowledge that are relevant to professional and personal goals.
  • Networking with a more influential employee.
  • Gaining knowledge about your organization's culture and unspoken rules that can be critical for success and therefore adapting more quickly to your organization's culture.
  • Having a friendly ear with which to share frustrations as well as successes.

The Mentoree's Commandments

  1. It’s your job, not your mentor’s job.
  2. Think commitment, not lip service.
  3. Show up for the relationship.
  4. Give back and get more.
  5. Keep expectations realistic.
  6. It’s risky, but it’s healthy.
  7. Be yourself; we already have everybody else.
  8. Don’t be afraid of your mentor’s silence.
  9. Pay it forward.

Source: Management Mentors