This Guidance Note explains how introducing mentoring - whether within your organisation or using
external support or schemes - can help develop your people, your business and your industry.

This document is available to members and non-members and is available to download here.


This Education Policy paper was prepared by the IOR Education Training Policy Group as part of a series to encourage and support IOR leadership in education, training and skills. Other free guidance notes available at :

GN 1 – Continuing Professional Development - CPD

GN 2 - STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) Learning Ambassador scheme FAQs

GN 3 - Specification for the role of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician

GN 4 - Promoting the RACHP industry and careers through engagement with Schools, Colleges, Local Communities and Careers events

GN 5 – Specification for the role of RACHP Design and / or Applications Engineers

GN 6 - Employers Guide to Apprenticeships

GN 7 – Using IOR’s Fantastic Fridges resources to promote careers in schools

GN 8 – A Guide to Engineering Council Registration

GN 9 - Work Placement and Work Experience

GN 10 - Specification for Skills for Net Zero (End users, Specifiers, Designers and Technician/Service Engineers) GN 11 - Specification for Skills for RACHP Operatives and Mechanics (Level 2 role equivalent)

GN 12 - IOR STEM Tool Kits to promote refrigeration science in schools

GN 13 - T Levels as a route to recruitment for employers