Transport for London Mentoring (2)

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


a) How many BAME Transport for London employees have had a mentor in the last 24 months? b) How many are planned for the future? c) How many of these staff who have had mentors have moved up in pay/grade?


Transport for London Mentoring (2)

Transport for London Mentoring (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor


The figures below relate to Transport for London (TfL) leadership development programme mentoring partnerships initiated in 2018 to date:

a) Ten (14.5%) of the 69 mentees who have declared their ethnicity describe themselves as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME). This compares to 37% of all TfL staff who have declared their ethnicity who describe themselves as BAME.

b) Future mentoring numbers will be based on: Individuals identified as a priority for mentoring at that time; mentoring requests received; and mentor availability.

c) Of the TfL mentees promoted during the 12-month period to October 2018 who have declared their ethnicity, 40% describe themselves as BAME. This compares to 37% of all staff promoted during that period who describe themselves as BAME.

A record of locally arranged mentoring partnerships is not kept centrally.

This year TfL has also set up an inter-company mentoring programme with one of their IT suppliers and all of the mentees in this programme describe themselves as BAME.