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Unlocking Career Success: Nicholas Mead’s mentoring journey

· 400 words, 2 min read
In this conversation with Nicholas Mead, a Mining Engineer with Talisman, he shares how AusIMM’s Mentoring Program has given him a well-defined game plan for his short, medium, and long-term goals. With boosted self-confidence and a clear pathway forward, Nicholas is now making real progress as he works to build a successful career in resources.

At the beginning of 2023, Nicholas Mead had been working as a Mining Engineer for five years’ and had recently made the jump to Talisman when he applied for AusIMM’s Mentoring Program. His objective was to gain insights from experienced professionals in the mining industry. 

A year on, we spoke with Nicholas about the transformative impact AusIMM’s Mentoring Program had had on his professional journey.

"AusIMM's Mentoring Program has provided me with practical advice, insights into professional pathways and opportunities to expand my network. Fostering both personal and career growth."


Nicholas highlights the notable shift in his approach to work since completing the Program. He has been able to actively apply the insights gained from his Mentor - on a daily basis, further emphasising the tangible impact the Program has had on his professional practice. For Nicholas, a key takeaway has been noticing how his boosted confidence has helped him when navigating professional challenges.

"One valuable lesson from my mentoring experience is the power of confidence. It's been clear that projecting self-assurance is crucial when tackling professional challenges, and a significant part of this is learning to back yourself in various situations" Nick shares.

Among the many benefits received from partaking in AusIMM’s 2023 Mentoring Program, Nicholas underscores the clarity it has brought to his career trajectory. With a well-defined game plan for his short, medium, and long-term goals, he is now actively implementing strategies to put his plan into action, and is making real progress.

If you’re looking for a pathway to unlock your full potential, just like Nicholas, apply now for AusIMM’s 2024 Mentoring Program. With applications set to close on Tuesday 27 February 2024.  

Don’t miss this life-changing opportunity to develop your career goals alongside an experienced industry leader. Let’s make 2024 your most successful year yet!

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