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Mentoring Programme


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We are delighted to announce the opening of our first Mentoring Programme. This programme will help and provide guidance to people willing to grow a career in all areas of the archive industry.


February 24th 2022 - Mid September 2022

FOCAL are launching its first Mentoring Programme to help and provide guidance to people willing to grow a career in the archive industry and to break into the film footage world.

Mentee applications for the programme are now closed. Thank you to all those who applied and we will be in touch shortly with further information.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

What do we offer?

  • A well matched mentor and mentee
  • An induction event for the mentors and mentees to get to know each other
  • A suggested timeline to follow
  • Ongoing support throughout the programme
  • A virtual networking event in July
  • Invitation to FOCAL's Members Day in September
  • Discounted entry to Industry Events where available

What does the mentor offer?

  • 6 hours over 6 months
  • Their expertise and knowledge within the archive industry
  • Feedback and encouragement for questions
  • Ongoing support to the mentee

What does the mentee offer?

  • 6 hours over 6 months
  • Open and willingness to learn
  • A new perspective into the archive industry
  • Proactive attitude
  • Dedication to the programme
  • Closing feedback

Mentor Benefits:

  • A new perspective and potential skills.
  • Opportunity to network with a new entrant.
  • Recognition and promotion of activity and company.
  • Satisfaction of being a mentor, a listener. Takes your career to another level.

Mentee Benefits:

  • Develop skills, experience & self-confidence.
  • Growth, network & and enhanced knowledge of the industry.
  • Increase ability to set concrete and achievable goals.
  • Ask questions and be delivered feedback.
  • Discover future opportunities.