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Second year of mentoring scheme launches

Words: Laura Edgar
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Women in Planning has launched the second year of its mentoring scheme.

The mentoring scheme aims to bring together people who are seeking support and guidance from experienced professionals to develop their career.

Those on the scheme will ‘buddy up’ with a mentor that best suits the mentee. Applications are open to all those working within the planning sector, including students and those working in the boardroom.

Women in Planning has doubled the number of matches that will be made this year, following the success of its first year.

Jessica Herritty, chair of the East Midlands committee, said: “We’ve had some really good feedback from our mentors and mentees involved in the scheme over the last year and are so pleased to be launching again this year. We hope it will continue to be a success and help women in our industry receive much-needed support and guidance.”

Emma Cartledge-Taylor, member of the West Midlands committee, added: “We were overwhelmed by the response to the pilot year of the mentoring scheme and it is clear there is a huge call for mentoring for women in the industry. It is exciting to be able to more than double the number of matches this year and to expand the offering of the mentoring scheme.”

More information can be found on the Women in Planning website.

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