About Mentorships


Welcome to the Society of Young Publishers mentorship scheme – a fantastic opportunity to receive personalised, structured career guidance from publishing experts, learn more about the industry and work on the key skills needed to progress within it!

What the scheme will entail:

  • A formal official mentoring period of 6 months
  • A minimum of 4 formal one-on-one progress meetings with the mentor (which can be done virtually)
  • A virtual social event to meet other mentors and mentees on the regional programme

There are two strands to the mentorship scheme (please bear in mind that not every branch will offer both strands ):

  • Into is for those yet to secure their first permanent role in the industry
  • Ahead is for those who are working within the industry and want to find a mentor to help them take the next step

Which counties/countries each SYP branch covers:

  • SYP Ireland: Ireland, Northern Ireland
  • SYP London: Buckinghamshire, London, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex
  • SYP North: Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Humberside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, West Yorkshire
  • SYP Oxford: Oxfordshire
  • SYP Scotland: Scotland
  • SYP South West: Wales, Avon, Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hereford, Shropshire, Somerset, Wiltshire
  • SYP UK: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Hereford & Worcester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands

How to apply: Keep an eye out to find out about upcoming mentorship schemes!

Find out more about the 2020 mentors for each region:

If you have any questions about the mentorship scheme, please refer to the FAQ page here or contact us at  mentorship@thesyp.org.uk