PESGB Member? Log in

Young Professionals Special Interest Group: YP Mentoring Scheme


The YP Mentoring scheme has evolved to support young professionals currently in our industry. The majority of young professional members use their mentor for career advice or planning, technical development, life experience (working in different countries, etc.) and general support.  So far the scheme has been successful, one of the reasons for this is because we do not assign people randomly, instead we try to get as much information from the mentee with regards to what they want to get out of the scheme, where they would like their career to go and what their technical interests are. We then use this information to try and assign them to a suitable mentor who has had a similar career to the one they want.  To make sure that the scheme is not abused, a mentee cannot request a specific mentor or specific company, however they can request a type of company and mentor, e.g. a development geologist from a super major.  

PESGB YP Mentoring Scheme

We normally start off with assigning one mentee to a mentor, we will then introduce you both via email and it is then put in the mentees hands to contact their mentor and arrange your first meeting.  We put a lot of emphasis on the mentees role when they sign up, they are in charge of arranging and driving the mentoring relationship forward as this helps to take the burden off the mentors who are often very busy at work. 

We have found so far that many mentors and mentees meet face to face once or twice and the rest of the mentoring is carried out via email and telephone, however we leave it to you to decide what your preference is.

If you would like to find out more or sign up to the PESGB YP Mentoring scheme, please email

Events RSS Feed Events

GEOLiteracy Festival - Kimmeridge Bay

April 8

GEOLiteracy Festival - Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset Field Trip and Evening Reception 

GEOLiteracy Festival - Lyme Regis

April 9

GEOLiteracy Festival - Lyme Regis Afternoon lecture

Lochnagar Hike

April 9

Join the PESGB YP’s for an epic hike through the Cairngorm National Park.

See all events

News RSS Feed News

Petroleum Systems of North Africa ...

Posted on: March 28, 2017



Posted on: March 27, 2017

Africa Conference

Exhibition Booths go on General Sale 

Posted on: March 8, 2017

See all news

© PESGB 2017
PESGB, 7th Floor, No1. Croydon, 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 0XT. Charity Number: 1085619
Tel: +44 (0)20 7408 2000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7408 2050 Email:
© PESGB 2010