Mentoring Program

Community Mentoring Program

Blue Prism Community welcomes you to join fellow members in an opportunity to invest meaningful time on professional growth. This safe and welcoming platform will help you develop your career and leadership skills by learning from others on a similar intelligent automation journey.

Program Overview

The Community Mentoring Program is a mechanism to connect you with a mentor or mentee with whom you can share knowledge, experience and best practices. It is a chance to focus on your personal growth while making lasting connections beyond your immediate network.

As a mentor or mentee, you can search our existing pool of program participants for a mentoring connection with the specific skills to help nurture your professional goals. It's an exclusive opportunity, and while Blue Prism is by your side to facilitate and provide support as needed, the self-led approach puts you in control.

Discover the benefits of mentoring no matter where you are in your automation journey or where you are in the world.

Have some questions? Check our FAQ below.

Why be a Mentor?
Invest in others

  • Stand out as a Blue Prism leader
  • Strengthen mentoring skills/Develop your leadership and management qualities
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfillment and personal growth
  • Gain access to tens of thousands of like-minded peers outside your immediate organization
  • Get inspired by newcomers

Mentorship is flexible; you can accept as many or as few requests you have the capacity for.

Why be a Mentee?
Invest in yourself

  • Learn from trained mentors with career expertise in your chosen field
  • Learn from the experiences of others and broaden your network outside your immediate organization
  • Develop strategies and goals to establish a sense of direction in your career
  • Connect organically through a self-led process based on mutual interests

Mentor matching is mentee led; the search tool helps you find a mentor with the ideal skills, experience, location, etc. for you.


You're surrounded by smart, successful people.

Make a connection

1. Enroll as a mentor, mentee or both

Any Community member can become a mentee.

To be approved as a mentor, a Community member MUST:

  • Have an active Community account
  • Have 5+ years leadership experience in a corporate environment (management or mentor experience)
  • Accept Mentoring Terms & Conditions

2. Update your mentoring profile

If you haven't already, start by letting us know who you are. Complete your Blue Prism Community mentoring profile to include your interests and mentoring communication preferences—the more accurate your profile is, the better your mentorship matches will be. From your mentoring profile, you can also track your mentoring relationships: start and finish date, active vs archived, etc.

3. Search for a mentor

Here's where you'll see those demographics in action. Find a mentor by searching based on geographic location, years of experience at Blue Prism, communication preference, department, job title, etc. If you're not quite sure, just "Search for ALL of the selected values," and the Mentor Program Directory will populate the best results for you.

4. Send a request

After completing your search, click on the member with whom you wish to establish a mentor connection. Once you’ve reviewed their profile, if you would like to request a mentoring relationship, click on the “Send me a mentor request” button, which can be found underneath their profile picture.

5. Connect

Once accepted, the mentor and mentee will work together to establish terms best suited for the relationship. Again, it’s up to you. We recommend considering and discussing your goals and communication preferences to agree on frequency, location and length of mentorship.

1. Enroll

as a Mentor/Mentree

2. Profile

Update preferences

3. Search

for a mentor

4. Request

Send a request

5. Connect

- let's begin

FAQ

GENERAL

Mentor Matching is the latest addition to an expanding line-up of our services to support employee professional development needs. It is an online tool – including a searchable database – that facilitates the establishment of mentoring relationships. It is user-driven, allowing registered Mentees to search among registered Mentors using specified criteria to find individuals whose experience and expertise match areas in which they wish to be mentored. Likewise, registered Mentors can search for and identify potential Mentees.
Members must first enroll as a Mentor, Mentee or both. During the enrollment process, members will select preferences for various demographics (including Mentoring Venue and Mentoring Topics) to establish their personal criteria.

A registered Mentee will visit the “Find a Mentor” page and fill in their search criteria to search for possible Mentors. The Mentee will click the names of the potential Mentors to view their profiles. Once the Mentee has decided on a Mentor, they will click on the Mentor badge (seen below the registered Mentor's profile picture) to request that person as their Mentor. An e-mail will be sent to the Mentor alerting them that they have been requested to be a Mentor. The Mentor will be able to accept or decline the request.

A registered Mentor will visit the “Find a Mentee” page and fill in their search criteria to search for possible Mentees. The Mentor will click the names of the potential Mentees to view their profiles. Once the Mentor has decided on a Mentee, they will click on the Mentee badge (seen below the registered Mentee's profile picture) to request that person as their Mentee. An e-mail will be sent to the Mentee alerting them that they have been requested to be a Mentee. The Mentee will be able to accept or decline the request.
At this moment in time, Blue Prism employees are excluded from the Mentoring program and they won't be able to participate as Mentors or Mentees.
Blue Prism Team Mentoring is a paid success service offered by Blue Prism. By allocating a specialist from our team to become a part of yours for a pre-determined amount of time, you will reduce your time to value and get better value from your robots. You can contact the success services team to find more information here.

FOR MENTORS

If you are a member, you must first complete training. Once you have completed Mentor training you can click here to enroll as a Mentor. You will be instructed to choose your preferences for various demographics and also to complete your member profile.
Mentees are other members who need you to help support their careers.
While there is no limit to the number of mentoring relationships you can establish, we recommend that you be judicious in selecting only Mentees who are most suited to learn from your expertise and experience. You can limit the number of Mentee requests you are willing to accept on the Mentoring enrollment page.
Once you have enrolled as a Mentor, go the "Find a Mentee" page and select the criteria you want to use for your Mentee search. Click on the Mentees'' names to view their profiles. Once you have found a good match, click on the Mentee badge (seen below the Mentee's profile image) to send the Mentee an email request.
You will receive an e-mail from the Mentee requesting you to be their Mentor. You will be prompted to accept or reject the request.
Yes, but there should be a good reason to do so. We encourage you to at least have an initial conversation to explore whether the relationship would be mutually fulfilling. If a potential Mentee has misinterpreted information in your profile, you may find him/her to be an inappropriate match. If you want to decline a request, go to the "My Mentoring Relationships" page and check the “decline” button next to the specific request.
Go to the "Mentor Enrollment" page, click the “Mentor Status” link then click on the check-box next to “Temporarily Not Participating.” Doing this will indicate that you are not accepting any Mentee requests at the moment, and your mentoring profile will not be included in a Mentee’s search for a Mentor.  It is your responsibility to communicate your availability to your existing Mentees.
If the mentoring relationship is complete, go to the "My Mentoring Relationships" page and mark the relationship as “completed.”

If the mentoring relationship isn't working out, please kindly discuss your decision to end the relationship with your Mentee. Go to the "My Mentoring Relationships" page and mark the relationship as “completed.
We expect that you will fulfill your commitment to develop at least one mentoring relationship. We expect you to respond to initial requests from Mentees in a timely manner, and that you communicate with your Mentees as agreed upon by both you and your Mentees.
We recommend that you and your Mentees agree on a schedule that works best for both of you. The most important thing is to discuss your mutual expectations about time and communication at the start of your relationship. Keep in mind that mentoring doesn’t necessarily require large amounts of your time. Even brief phone calls or e-mail exchanges with you can make a big difference to your Mentees. The annual meeting also offers a convenient venue for getting together with your Mentees over coffee or lunch.
All Mentors are volunteers. As an active program participant, you will receive a ribbon identifying you as a Mentor.

FOR MENTEES

If you are a member, click here to enroll as a Mentee. You will be instructed to choose your preferences for various demographics and also to complete your member profile.
Mentors are other members who have volunteered their time to support other members' careers.
While there is no limit to the number of mentoring relationships you can establish, we recommend that you be judicious in selecting only Mentors who are most suited to your mentoring needs. Please keep in mind that Mentors have limited time to offer and may have other Mentoring relationships.
Once you have enrolled as a Mentee, go the the "Find a Mentor" page and select the criteria you want to use for your Mentor search. Click on the Mentors' names to view their profiles. Once you have found a good match, click on the Mentor badge (seen below the Mentor's profile image) to send the Mentor an email request.
If you don’t hear from the Mentor within one or two weeks, feel free to contact them using the contact information found on their profile page.
Sometimes, regardless of the information provided, Mentors and Mentees don’t always "fit."  If this happens, we suggest that you discuss your decision honestly and kindly with your Mentor; thank them for their time then start a new Mentor search.
It is up to you and your Mentor to decide how, when and where you want to pursue your mentoring relationship. It is likely that most of your communication will occur by phone or electronically. The annual meeting offers a great opportunity to meet in person.

How long does the mentoring relationship last?

We recommend that you and your Mentor agree on a schedule that works best for both of you. The most important thing is to discuss your mutual expectations about time and communication at the start of your relationship.