Louisa Earley, Talent Manager, Tullow Oil

“Being a bridge builder is very rewarding. It’s a great way to give something back and be part of someone’s journey early on in their career. I have a wonderful mentee who has a great attitude and is always well prepared with lots of topics to discuss. She is always keen to try new approaches and tools and I learn just as much from her during our sessions.

“No two meetings are the same – we cover anything from applying for roles, preparing for assessment centres or discussing current challenges and ways to overcome them. I have been able to help my mentee get a better understanding of her skills and competence and areas for development.

“The great thing about mentoring is that it helps develop the skills of the mentee and the bridge builder in equal measure. From a personal perspective I have been able to build on skills such as active listening, challenging and sharing my experiences.”