Jump start your career with the support of FINSIA providing your professional pathway

FINSIA's career programs are built around the education needs of new industry entrants and the experience of our most-recognised members. 

Enrol now in our flagship Mentoring Program Be mentored by the best

Career Builder Mentoring program

The Career Builder program is designed for young finance professionals with a minimum of two years' experience. The program offers the opportunity for career acceleration by connecting mentees with senior finance leaders to provide one-on-one support to clarify career plans, aspirations and to discuss specific challenges mentees may be experiencing.

This program represents a significant opportunity for personal and professional development. Join over 700 aspiring professionals who have tapped into the expertise, insights and networks of today’s leaders.

Key features:

The program runs over 3 months and includes:
  • Six one-on-one sessions with a Career Mentor: These are 1-hour informal meetings with a Career Mentor (a senior financial professional) where participants discuss their career plans, career aspirations and challenges they may be facing in a confidential setting.  This program is focused on helping mentees transition into senior roles.   
  • Access to interactive online mentoring platform: Easy goal setting and calendaring of appointments, access to online private journal, discussion forums and online career content.
  • Access a mentor anywhere: Participants can be involved in selecting their own mentor - and are able access mentors in other states/overseas if desired.

How is my mentor chosen?

Our new mentoring program allows you to self-select your mentor based on what you hope to gain from the program, your skills and expertise, and the areas that you wish to improve on.

FINSIA is the only industry-wide association in financial services, so we are able to draw on a vast pool of well-regarded and experienced leaders from all sectors of the industry.

The mentee experience

“The program exceeded my expectations. I was at a point in my career where I was looking for an independent sounding board and adviser in my industry. The tools I now have going forward are invaluable. Heather will continue to be a great friend and mentor in my life.”“The FINSIA mentoring program provided an independent opinion and detached perspective that encouraged me to think strategically as well as consider my career direction. Coupled with the fact that I was afforded access to an experienced industry professional, generous with his time and willing to engage on any topic — participation in the program was thoroughly worthwhile.”“The FINSIA Mentoring program provides the opportunity to be mentored by an industry leader enabling access to expert advice on finance and leadership issues, which has enhanced my professional development. As a member, I have benefited from participating in FINSIA events offered to assist finance professionals to expand their knowledge base and develop careers.”
Danielle Shoemark SA FIN
General Manager
Australian Heritage Group
Craig Guyan
Manager, Citibank
Amanda Sanderson F FIN
Planning and Performance Analyst
Worley Parsons


If you are a FINSIA member or are interested in becoming one register for the mentoring program by clicking here.

We're also looking for mentors

If you think you've got what it takes to be a FINSIA mentor or know someone who does, click here to view our mentoring opportunities.

The mentor experience

"Looking back on my 20 years career in the investment industry I knew I had to become a mentor; because I wish I had one! Someone who had taken the time to be a confidant, a sounding board, and a guide. That’s what being a FINSIA mentor is for me.

After mentoring successful-people-of-the-future with FINSIA I have learnt to expect that every mentoring experience is different. For some it’s about entering the industry, for others it’s about getting the next role or that promotion. As the mentor I am the sounding board, the devil’s advocate, the career strategist, and the guide.

I have been mentoring for FINSIA for over three years and have helped 10 people to advance their career in finance. This is an honorary role where, for me, the satisfaction is I have made a positive contribution to someone’s future."
“People within the financial services sector are crying out for external mentoring and FINSIA has put together an outstanding program to meet this demand. This is a highly professional, structured program which is unique in that mentors and mentees are carefully matched to ensure both parties get the most out of the opportunity.

As a mentor I have found this program both stimulating and fulfilling. It represents an excellent opportunity to pass on some of the skills picked up over a career in financial services. The program is built on mutual learning, integrity, respect and trust. I strongly encourage other senior members of the industry to participate in this program and play a part in shaping the next generation.”
Mark Thomas SF FIN
Managing Director
Mark Thomas Financial Services Pty Ltd
David Sandig SF FIN
Managing Director
Australian Fifty Leaders