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Mentorship is the influence, guidance, or direction given by a mentor. Mentor is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person. In an organizational setting, a mentor influences the personal and professional growth of a mentee. Most traditional mentorships involve having senior employees mentor more junior employees, but mentors do not necessarily have to be more senior than the people they mentor. What matters is that mentors have experience that others can learn from.Interaction with an expert may also be necessary to gain proficiency with cultural tools. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the "amount of psychosocial support, career guidance, role modeling and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the protégés and mentors engaged".The person receiving mentorship may be referred to as a protégé (male), a protégée (female), an apprentice, a learner or, in the 2000s, a mentee. Mentoring is a process that always involves communication and is relationship-based, but its precise definition is elusive, with more than 50 definitions currently in use, such as:

Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé).
Mentoring in Europe has existed as early as Ancient Greek. The word's origin comes from Mentor, son of Alcimus in Homer's Odyssey. Since the 1970s it has spread in the United States mainly in training contexts, associated with important historical links to the movement advancing workplace equity for women and minorities and has been described as "an innovation in American management".

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    Hi everyone My name is Daniel and I've recently completed my ACS gas engineer class room based work. I need to complete my portfolio. so is there any gas engineers out there that are willing to help me complete and give me some experience mentoring me? I'm willing to pay, work free of charge...
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    £1,000 for BPEC Domestic Gas Portfolio Mentor (South West Scotland / ***bria)

    I've started a Domestic Gas Foundation Course at Clyde College. I need a mentor for the gas portfolio. I am an NVQ 2 qualified plumber, with 11 years experience predominantly in commercial and industrial settings. I have also completed some industrial gas training. I plan to complete training to...
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    Seeking a mentor - happy to pay

    Good morning, I've worked in maintenance since leaving school, I've worked in food manufacturing, refineries/chemical plants and the steel industry so now new to most of the skills in plumbing and heating. I decided I wanted a change so did a short course with the aim of getting my ACS and...
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    Im looking for a gas safe registered mentor

    Hi, im looking for a gas safe registered mentor, I want to get some experience in the gas field, unfortunately I don’t have any experience plumbing or gas. I am currently doing a domestic gas course and I need to get some work done for my portfolio. I am a quick learner and I can travel. I live...
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    Looking for gas engineer as mentor

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    Mentorship for portfolio

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    Gas Foundation Course. Finding a good mentor to complete portfolio.

    Hi Guys. I'm about to start my Gas Foundation course in November. There is only one concern and it is to find a good mentor to complete a portfolio. I've been told to go to the local merchants and to ask them for advise and they, probably, could get me in touch with a wright guy. Just wondering...
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    Gas engineer mentor needed (manchester)

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    Looking for a mentor to complete ACS Logic Gas

    Hey guys! I’m looking for a mentor to help me complete my ACS Logic Gas Portfolio Willing to work hard and travel; have access to a car I’m located in Slough, Berkshire! If anyone could help me I’ll grately appreciate it Name : Zed Contact Via pm Thank you If you have any questions please...
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    Help please need a mentor

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    In need of a mentor "ACS" Langley, Birmingham

    Hi Guys My name is Steve, 46 years Old. Im new to this forum so please bare with me if I state the obvious. Thanks.. I live in Langley, Birmingham and I'm looking for a Gas safe registered mentor! Im aware you guys probably get asked this question all the time, but I'm going to try my luck...
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    Have you been a mentor?

    Whats yiur thoughts on mentoring? Do you do it? And if so, do you charge? Im meeting a lad on monday, he's a friend of friend, about me mentoring him to get his portfolio, ive spoken to the training officer at the tech and he said he has 8 weeks to get his jobs in, anything i should be wary...
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    Looking for a gas safe registered mentor

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    Trainee looking for mentor in London

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    Looking for a gas safe mentor

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    Mentor Needed for Trainee Gas Engineer

    Hi I am about to start gas engineers course in Burnley at M65Gas. I am happy to travel for mentoring . I need a mentor to complete my portfolio. I am certain I will be of help to you rather than a hindrance. I am happy to compensate you for your time by paying you £700 when my portfolio is...
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    HELP In need of a Gas Safe mentor

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    Apprentice starting out need advice

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