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Becoming an FST Mentee – 2021/22

Becoming an FST mentee offers an invaluable opportunity for personal reflection and help to identify actions to achieve success in your work. All supported by a fully trained mentor.

The FST Mentoring scheme matches you with an experienced peer from the sector who has committed to 8-10 sessions of mentoring over nine months, providing you with ongoing support.

The FST Mentoring scheme is not a role to role mentorship scheme but rather a supportive environment for you to review and reflect on your continued professional growth. You will gain practical advice, encouragement and support navigating the next steps in your career.

If you have any enquiries about becoming a Mentee, then please get in touch with Fiona McCurdy, Professional Development Manager, fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.org


Mentoring is a two-way partnership of mutual respect, between someone with experience and someone who is seeking guidance. It is an opportunity for mentees to achieve success in their work through review and reflection. As a mentee, it is your role to drive the process and set the agenda, relying on your mentor to support you in trying out new ideas, help you learn from your experiences and challenge your assumptions.

Who can apply?

FST Mentoring is open to individuals working in all areas of the performing arts – artistic development, production, audience development, technical, education, and all aspects of management and administration.

How much does it cost?

The FST Mentoring programme is FREE to all Organisation and Individual members.
Associate members can access the programme for a subsidised fee of £200+VAT.

Mentee selection process

We will use the information you provide in the attached form to select mentees based on the following:

  • To be able to demonstrate how you would benefit from support in your current role and/ or your career development and progression
  • The support of your employer or manager
  • To be able to attend the mentee induction session on 22 June 2021
  • To be available to meet during working hours on up to 8 occasions between August 2021 – October 2022.
    Meetings will take place online or in-person, depending on lockdown regulations and what feels most comfortable for both parties
  • To be willing to travel to the mentor for meetings if necessary, and to cover your own travel costs or to arrange meetings on a virtual platform as appropriate


Application deadline: Thursday 20 May