Are you a young earth scientist interested in a unique opportunity to move your career forward? Are you an experienced geoscientist willing to share your knowledge and lend a hand to the new generation?

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) invites you to participate in its International Mentoring Programme. This new initiative aims at building an informal network of geoscientists that will link up experienced geoscientists with the new generation of earth scientists.

Post-Bachelors students and young professionals with less than 4 years of professional experience are invited to submit their applications to participate in this initiative. EFG also welcomes the applications of European Geologist title holders who want to share their knowledge and experience as mentors.

Over a fixed period of 9 months, the mentees will receive targeted support from the mentors they have been matched with based on their career plans. This personalised guidance will depend on the mentees’ individual goals. Examples of the support provided by the mentors include:

  • feedback and support during the job application process;
  • building up a network,
  • development of a career strategy;
  • introduction to informal knowledge and business networks;
  • shadowing (participation in the professional life of the mentor).

Find out more about the programme and how to apply at
About EFG: The European Federation of Geologists is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1980 and includes today 26 national association members. EFG is a professional organisation whose main aims are to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment, to protect and inform the public and to promote a more responsible exploitation of natural resources. EFG’s members are National Associations whose principal objectives are based in similar aims. The guidelines to achieve these aims are the promotion of excellence in the application of geology and the creation of public awareness of the importance of geoscience for the society.