You must be prepared to commit to the mentorship relationship, show dedication and enthusiasm and make yourself available to your mentor who will be prepared to give you up to 12 one-hour sessions a year of his/her precious time.
Your role will be to be clear about your objectives and the level and nature of the advice and support that you are seeking from your mentor. You will be driving the mentorship process.
You will have to be prepared to be challenged, learn from examples and mistakes, listen and be listened to although you will always be free to decide whether or not to utilise any advice offered by your mentor, essentially because the process is about empowering and creating space for you to come up with responses and approaches that you own and can realise for yourself.
In return, you will be supported and encouraged, learn how things work within the industry, develop your self-confidence, be assisted with your career development and create or expand your network within the sector.