Mentoring Hub



Take the next step in your career

Be part of a mentoring program designed specifically for rail professionals. Whether you are a mentor looking to make a difference or a mentee ready to take your next career step, our mentoring programs provide a tailored professional development experience for people passionate about working in rail.

Find out all you need to know about the mentoring programs here. Please read this before you apply.

Applications are now open for mentors and mentees to be part of this year's Rail e-Mentoring and Women in Rail Mentoring programs, apply here before close of business Monday 29 March.

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Women in Rail Mentoring Program
We are committed to promoting diversity and increasing female representation at all levels of the rail industry. Our Women in Rail Mentoring Program was established to support, guide and retain women working in rail through a tailored professional and leadership development program.
Mentees are paired with female mentors who can share their own career experiences and offer advice to support the mentee’s career and leadership development. This is a program that has proved popular since its inception, empowering women to pursue rewarding careers in the industry.
The 2021 program will be delivered in a virtual format, with a face-to-face event for participants expected to take place later in the year.
Rail e-Mentoring Program

This is a unique chance for people working in ARA member organisations to expand their industry connections and advance their career goals. Mentors have the chance to share their industry insights and practical career advice to support the next generation of rail industry leaders. The program is a unique professional development opportunity for mentees, who have the chance to access the knowledge of experienced industry leaders to help guide their career path.

This is a virtual program open to anyone working in an ARA member organisation.

What to expect

Both programs will take place from late May to November 2021. You will need to spend an hour or two every two weeks speaking with your mentor or mentee and following up on any actions you may have agreed to take. You will also need to allocate about 25 hours of your time for training, reading and webinar over the life of the program.

Key dates:


Approx. date

Applications Open

11 February 2021

Applications Close

29 March 2021

Participants are confirmed

30 April 2021

Women in Rail Mentoring program commences

21 May 2021

Rail e-Mentoring program commences

28 May 2021

Both programs conclude

November 2021



Please contact the ARA at for more information.