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Women in Defence UK are proud to be working with Moving Ahead on our cross-sector mentoring programme. We offer a different experience to the many excellent mentoring programmes in existence, as the defence public sector mentor the defence private sector, and vice versa. This means that the Armed Forces and Civil Service, at all levels, and those in the private sector gain invaluable external feedback and perspectives from people with quite different experiences and background, but an in-depth knowledge of the sector. 


As a social impact organisation, Moving Ahead specialises in delivering mentoring programmes. They have experience of supporting more than 10,000 mentees and mentors, from across 260 organisations and so really do understand the huge benefits that mentoring can have on women’s development and progression.

Cross sector experience

Our mentoring programme is a unique cross sector opportunity which matches mentees and mentors from the defence public sector with those from the defence private sector in order to facilitate the cross-fertilisation of different perspectives and ways of working across the sector. 

Grow your career

Since its inauguration three years ago, almost 900 participants for 23 unique organisations have benefited from the programme, with a 92% satisfaction rate for the quality of matching on the current programme and over half the mentees have already been promoted, expanded responsibilities or moved role in the last four months of the current programme.

World-class speakers
and content

It is a nine month, ready-to-go and easy to implement, mentoring programme which sees pairs meet every four to six weeks, with world class speakers and thought-provoking content provided in the form of five live-online learning events, and expert mentoring resources available on the learning hub


Get the full lowdown about our mentoring programme.


"I enjoyed getting advice from someone outside my business. I felt I could talk openly and honestly without fear of repercussions or getting laughed at. The mentoring programme has had a massive impact on my confidence which has been noticed by managers and peers and this has led to me managing new exciting projects."




The next programme kicks off in September 2023. If your organisation would like to discuss the options, please contact us via the button below. We look forward to welcoming you onto our mentoring programme.

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