Everyone wins in a mentoring environment. Through the BPDTS mentoring programme, we're investing in our people in a way that allows them to give back to the organisation. We spoke with some of our mentors and mentees to learn more about their mentoring success.
Many people think of line managers as someone who looks after the administrative side of people management. What I love about the role at BPDTS is it's so much more than that. As a line manager, I'm gaining the experience of managing a good size team and helping people take control of their career.
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Sarah Walden, Associate Project Manager on the Special Projects Team, put a plan in motion to further develop her skills in the delivery management space. Using a proactive strategy including, mentoring, shadowing, online training, and external courses, Sarah grabbed the wheel of her career, steering it towards a new destination. We get to learn more about Sarah's journey in our On the Spot interview.
Mentoring offers the best of both worlds – you give and receive. When implemented flexibly, with an eye toward the balance of personal and organisational goals, mentorship can yield tangible and mutually rewarding results for benefactors and beneficiaries alike.
Mentoring is gaining momentum as a professional development approach. The impact and value of mentorship exponentially increase when it becomes one of many tools in your development toolbox. Used in conjunction with other activities including, coaching, shadowing, peer to peer training and formal training, mentoring complements the more comprehensive approach to career mobility and learning and development.
Career mobility is directly related to personal satisfaction, job advancement, and career development. Apprenticeships are evolving into a mechanism to boost existing employee skills and promote career mobility. When people are empowered to design and navigate into jobs more suitable to their abilities, goals, and aspirations, job satisfaction soars.
CEO, Loveday Ryder, shares her commitment to becoming a more authentic leader by embracing feedback. Changing the culture of a team, a department, or an organisation, requires everyone to work together openly and honestly. Real transformation is achievable through trust and purposeful, positive feedback every day.