Handle launches industry-wide HR Mentoring Programme.

Posted on 10/07/2013 by Emma Dadswell


This unique programme will be a collaboration of media and entertainment industry HR professionals, offering each other developmental guidance and opportunities through mentoring.

Handle will manage, facilitate and administer the scheme, doing what we do best will match-make the mentors with mentees. We have had a phenomenal response and are launching with a group of mentors from a number of our key clients.

“I think this is a ground-breaking way of sharing HR expertise across the industry and if there is one player in the market to make it work that would be Handle.”

Timo Gorner, European HR Manager, 20th Century Fox

“I’m very excited about the HR Mentoring Scheme. I think it really shows how Handle Recruitment are leading the way in identifying different ways in which working in partnership with their clients and adding even more value to the service they provide. If this works well I will be wanting to see how they can expand the scheme to cover non HR roles within the industry.”

Vickie Farrell, Head of HR, PPL

“I am very happy to be involved in the mentoring scheme that Handle has set up. I think it is an excellent idea and will be a valuable experience for all parties involved.”

Donna Blatt, Director People and Organisation, Sony Pictures Entertainment

The project is going full steam ahead - the first group of mentees has just completed their application and training, and with the matching exercise completed, the initial meetings are about to commence.

The scheme will re-launch every six months with a new group of mentors and mentees. So if you’d like to participate, either by offering your services as a mentor, or if you would like to nominate someone within your team, who would benefit from being mentored, please contact