Our alumni are now working in organisations across the creative industries including the BBC, Warner Music, Wavemaker and Lush Digital

Since we launched in 2014, we've matched over 180 young people with professionals across 50+ creative companies.

12% CMN Students Alumni work in full-time positions in the creative industries at or

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To witness first hand the impact this initiative has had on the young mentees has been both moving and inspiring in equal measure. As for our own people, I saw them create meaningful relationships with their mentees and also with each other; they unified as a creative department around the programme with real commitment and enthusiasm.This programme had been transformational for everybody involved” 

Mark Whelan, CCO at Havas

“I've learnt that it’s a real two-way process. It gives you a different perspective on your own work. It's very easy when you work in the creative industries, to think everyone shares the same views - you end up advertising to yourself. Having a fresh younger perspective on stuff has been really interesting to me.”

Jasper, Senior Strategist at M&C Saatchi

I've really enjoyed the whole process, it's actually really rejuvenated my attitude towards the industry as a whole and I'm feeling really excited about the future. It's also, as you can see, making huge waves at We Are Social.

Laura, Editor at We Are Social

"Mentoring for me has been an eye-opener. While my mentee has gained a better understanding of the industry today, I feel he's shown me what it might be tomorrow."

Jagmit, Tech Lead at Tribal

Momina, 17, Newham 

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“With the new connections I've made, I feel much more confident and excited about starting my career.”

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Meet our Mentors and Mentees:
The CMN Alumni

>> Meet The CMN Alumni

Gareth | Mentor | Creative Director

"I'm a Creative Director at Iris. When I was growing up none of my family went to university. I would have loved to have had a mentor."

Momina | CMN Collective

"At school you get taught a career is a doctor, lawyer, accountant. You don't get told what you can do on the creative side. People see that as a hobby."

Michael | Mentee | Newham

"I thought that Marketing was one huge department but there's much more to it that I wasn't aware of."

Rasheka | Mentee | Holloway

"Vickie took time out to talk to me. I did some production work experience she helped me get. After CMN, I got a job at Warner Music."

Janelle | Mentee | Hammersmith

"Tom really helped me with my communication. Now I feel much more confident talking about my ideas with people I don't know."

Jagmit | Mentor | Tech Lead

A culture of learning helps talented people have healthy and progressive careers, at whatever stage, and makes them less likely to move elsewhere.

Na'Imah | Mentee | Hackney

"My mentor was an Account Director at Iris. I loved learning about the strategy behind advertising campaigns."

Vickie Ridley | CMN Ambassador | Account Director at Lucky Generals

"Through CMN mentoring, I know I’m working at a company that is actively helping others as well as investing in their own employees’ development."