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1.b) What makes a good mentor?

Some people have suggested the following attributes make the mentoring experience good for both parties:

  • Being warm and welcoming
  • Good listening skills
  • Being able to put yourself in the trainee’s place – and empathise
  • Giving space to make mistakes sometimes
  • Giving encouragement to try new techniques and praise for real achievements
  • Challenging the thinking of the trainee
  • Giving constructive feedback

1.c) What is not included in the job?