CIPR launches 'Career Starter' - free mentor scheme for student members

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a new, free member mentoring scheme - Career Starter - exclusively for its student members.

Launching with 63 mentors, Career Starter is a self-starter scheme providing students with a safe sounding board to support them to reach the next milestone in their public relations career through discussing challenges, exploring opportunities and planning for future career actions.

Students can search and select their mentor, all of whom are CIPR Chartered PR Practitioners with a wealth of experience working in-house, agency side and independently across diverse business sectors.

CIPR President, Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR
I am so pleased we are able to launch the Career Starter mentoring scheme to give students - those actively seeking to become the future of our profession - practical support and a helping hand as they embark on their journey to becoming skilled, purpose-driven and ethical practitioners.

Those working towards a career in PR are faced by uncertainty created by the pandemic which is why the timing of this initiative is so important. Our chartered mentors are perfectly positioned to provide reassurance and guidance and to champion our role - our work is important, valuable and needed, and the CIPR is committed to supporting you at every stage.
CIPR President, Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR
  • Find out more about the Career Starter scheme and download the guidelines online.
  • Student membership is available for £35 a year. You can join the CIPR here.
  • CIPR Professional Grade members have access to our free Progress mentoring scheme. Find out more here.

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).