Mentor Exchange: Return to Work

Be part of a rich and rewarding mentor program developed to help CAs who are returning to the workforce or looking to take a career break.

About Mentor Exchange: Return to Work

Chartered Accountants ANZ's Mentor Exchange: Return to Work program connects members who are looking to take a career break or have recently returned to the profession with members who have had a similar experience and are open to sharing their insights and guidance.

Whether returning to work after parental leave, a career break or starting a new job after a redundancy, the program is designed to pair members currently experiencing this transition, with mentors who had personally gone through this experience and transition themselves.

Online or face-to-face?

Participants can complete program either online or face-to-face. We encourage all members, including regional members, to enjoy the full experience of the program online.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the program is set up to be flexible to adhere to government health advice.

How are participants matched?

Complete a profile questionnaire and submit with the application.

Matches are based on a mentee's experience and career goals, and a mentor's background. We are looking to pair members based on similar career transition experiences.

What is involved?

Confirmed matches will be invited to a program launch in February. Participants will be expected to meet four times until August.

All mentors and mentees will be provided with a guide, action plan and relevant supporting materials. Mentors also have access to a Mentor for the Mentor Service.

At the end of the six-month Mentor Exchange, participants will attend celebratory closing session.

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Mentor Exchange: Return to Work program is a voluntary program for mentors to participate in. The application fee for AU based mentees is AUD $165 and NZ based mentees is NZD $175.

How to apply

Applications to participate in the Mentor Exchange: Return to Work program 2023 will be open mid-2022. Register your interest below to be notified when applications open. The program is available to full Chartered Accountants ANZ members in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and UK only.

Register Your Interest

Register your interest to be notified when applications open for the next intake of the Mentor Exchange: Return to Work program.

Register Your Interest

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