Mentorship programme


An invitation to become one of the leaders of tomorrow

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.

Bob Proctor – Author, Speaker and Success Coach

As part of our ongoing commitment to encourage enterprise and maintain a thriving community, the City Future team is delighted to be announcing the launch of its new 2013 Mentorship Programme.

City Future has handpicked a cross section of some of the City’s most successful and inspirational business men and women from banking, media, law, technology and professional services to draw together a unique proposition for its members.

The scheme will commence in Q3 of this year, and is designed to provide young professionals embarking on the first steps into their chosen professions with strategic insights into the inner workings of the sector, alongside valuable wider industry knowledge & contacts.

The Programme will involve a minimum of one mentorship meeting a quarter, and will last for 12 months. It is a unique opportunity to hone your skills and further your career under the guidance of a carefully selected high-calibre Mentor.

Words from our mentors:

One of our mentors, Donal Blaney (Director & Principal of Griffin Law and Chief Executive of Conservative Way Forward and The Margaret Thatcher Museum and Library) said:

Just as we remember the teachers who helped inspire us, we remember those who helped to develop our talents in the workplace. Mentoring the next generation of leaders is a mutually rewarding endeavour. I am pleased to encourage as any of you as possible who have the inclination and time to assist less experienced colleagues to develop their talents to join the City-Future mentoring scheme.

Paul Shea, Founder of Beechbrook Capital, has also endorsed the scheme:

City Future deserves credit for this excellent initiative. Tomorrow’s leaders in the City will benefit greatly from working with mentors or as an apprentice and I am delighted to support this scheme.

How to apply:

We invite all City Future members who feel they would benefit from this unique proposition to apply. Those interested should submit the following by email:

  • A short bio of between 200-400 words, including the applicants’ experience and aspirations
  • A note of the industry areas of interest (e.g. corporate law, banking – FICC, strategy consulting, etc). No more than three preferences should be given.
  • Any notes on availability, such as best days and times for sessions

Submissions should be made via email to Charlotte Argyle at by close of play Friday, 30th August.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by Friday, 30th September with further details.

We very much look forward to welcoming successful applicants onto the first of what promises to be, a hugely valuable process and being part of your career journey.