Mentoring for the Naval Enterprise


Our mentoring platform supports our scholars, early career professionals and career returners by linking them with experienced mentors from across the naval enterprise.

Some of the many benefits of mentoring include:
  • Exposure to new ways of thinking and gaining support from a critical friend
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Guidance on professional development and career advancement
  • The opportunity to develop new skills and professional knowledge


The UKNEST mentoring programme has been established to promote and facilitate mentoring relationships and we hope it provides a valuable resource for you to either find a mentor or be found by someone seeking a mentor.

How Does the Mentoring Process Work?

Mentoring is a great way to boost your career, either as a mentee working with a more experienced mentor to guide and support you through career challenges; or as a mentor using your skills and experience to help mentees whilst gaining new perspectives.  Our mentoring platform is designed to help you connect and get the best out of a mentoring relationship.


Mentoring enables mentees to:
  • Gain the skills and confidence to perform at a higher level
  • Gain access to impartial, non-judgemental guidance and support
  • Explore their personal and professional situation
  • Access the mentor’s experience


Challenges a mentor can help with:
  • Choosing a career
  • Changing career
  • Career progression
  • Professional development and study support
  • Getting to grips with a new role
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Managing people
  • Developing new skills
  • Communication & influencing skills
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Stress management & work-life balance
What can you achieve from being a mentor?
  • The opportunity to solve different challenges using your skills and experience
  • Personal fulfilment from investing in others
  • New mentoring skills
  • A feeling of being valued as a role model
  • The chance to enjoy a rewarding challenge
  • The chance to be inspired and enlightened


REMEMBER Mentoring can change lives and careers!

Sign up now as a Mentor or Mentee (UKNEST Member organisations only):