A mentor must be entered in the Register of Architects in your discipline for at least three years and also work in that discipline. A mentor does not have to work at the same place you do.
It is your responsibility to find a mentor. You may be able to arrange one through your place of education or through your place of work. You don't have to work at the same office your mentor does, but you have to work in the same discipline.
This is not compulsory, although it does offer big advantages, simply because it increases the number of contact moments between the participant and mentor, thus enhancing the sharing of experience. But it is not a requirement. If, as a new graduate, you cannot find work at an office, and you choose to become self-employed, or if no mentor is available within your office, it is possible to be supervised and supported by a so-called ‘external mentor’.
Yes, but this must be communicated immediately to the Architects Registration Bureau. The Bureau Architectenregister reserves the right to put your traineeship on hold if you have no mentor for more than 3 months.
The tasks and role of the mentor are described in the Professional Traineeship Regulation and summarised in the Mentor Statement. They include: the mentor assists the participant throughout the professional traineeship with advice and information related to professional practice in the widest sense.
That is not a requirement. If the mentor or the office where the mentor works can offer a participant work, they are of course entitled to do so.
Your mentor has to attend the start meeting and the interim meeting. The final meeting will be held with just you and the Committee; your mentor does not attend this meeting.