By ACCESS:VFX | 10th February 2019

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

– Steven Spielberg

ACCESS: VFX have a successful e-mentoring programme that connects aspiring creatives and future visual effects talent to those already in industry across 30+ award winning VFX, animation and games studios.

The programme is managed by a third party provider, Prospela, with the ability to speak on our own private Slack channel.

Get mentored

Your mentor will provide access to live work-life insights and online careers advice from someone working in the industry. They will help you discover new career paths, develop your personalised career plan and start building your own professional network.

  • Regular, live insights from real employees
  • Support developing a career plan that is grounded in reality
  • Personalised advice anytime, anywhere
  • Help building your first professional network!

If you would like a mentor, please sign up on the Prospela website and reference ACCESS:VFX when asked “how did you hear about us?"

Become a mentor

With ACCESS: VFX growing in membership, we are also keen to grow our mentor numbers as we continue to meet keen, talented people trying to break into our industry across all of our regular outreach events and careers fairs.

We have already busted a lot of mentoring myths, and can testify to many positives including:

  • Time commitment: As the mentoring doesn’t take place ‘over a coffee’ or in person, you are able to mentor on your terms, when you have time.
  • Training support: Prospela offer excellent mentor training and personally support you throughout the experience.
  • Geography: The other cool thing about e-mentoring means you can mentor someone from another part of the UK, or even overseas, increasing the opportunities available to your mentee.
  • Age: Equally, age is no longer a barrier-to-entry, as we are able to partner with secondary schools & colleges via the platform, helping support a young person's future.

Make a difference!

Sign-up as a mentor on the Prospela website and reference ACCESS:VFX when asked “how did you hear about us?"