Elevate, the free mentorship programme for the events industry, has announced the launch of its sixth season intake for new mentees and mentors.
Registrations will remain open until the end of February with all partnerships announced at the beginning of March.
The programme was launched back in 2017 by Melissa Noakes, Head of Sponsorship and Events at Santander UK, and Max Fellows, Events Business Consultant and Co-Founder of GlobalEventSuppliers.com, to fill what they perceived to be a huge gap in the events industry for training and personal development.
Elevate has supported over 1,000 people, from graduates to senior professionals, to advance their careers by connecting mentees with more experienced industry mentors.
Mentors have included CEOs, entrepreneurs, creative directors, venue managers, freelancers, client managers, brand experience directors, suppliers and creative designers from household names such as Amplify, Wonder, Sony, L’Oreal, O2, Smyle, Netflix and Seen.
Noakes and Max Fellows commented: “We’ve witnessed so many incredible successes stories over the years, but there is still more to be done, particularly in the areas of D+I, self-confidence, education and personal branding.
“As a result, this year’s season will be more impactful than ever, with live events, networking and training in addition to mentoring. Although registrations have only just opened, we have already had a brilliant response. The team will be capping entries at 50 and we would urge any interested parties to apply quickly before it is too late.”
Jonathan Emmins, Elevate Mentor, Founder and Global CEO of Amplify said: “As an industry, we ALL have a collective responsibility to pass the baton on. Like many others, I wouldn’t be in the lucky position I am today without the help, belief, guidance and support of kind peers and mentors at critical moments of the journey.
“The last two years have been tough for all those working in and around the world of live experience, making the need for mentorship and schemes like Elevate all the more vital. In its sixth year, it’s doubly impressive that we’re already seeing Elevate go full circle, with mentees of yesterday becoming the industry leaders and mentors of tomorrow.”