EFGeoMentoring: Professional mentoring services for geoscientists

Mentoring has proved to be beneficial at all career stages. EFG has therefore extended its early career mentoring programme and now also offers mentoring services to mid-career and senior-level geoscience professionals.

The EFGeoMentoring scheme aims at increasing international networking and supporting the life-long learning goals of geoscience professionals at all career stages.

It allows mentees to benefit from insider knowledge about work perspectives in various geoscience sectors and countries.

The EFGeoMentoring scheme is running on a continuous basis, matching mentees and mentors upon demand. Participants collaborate over a fixed period of 9 months.

As a complementary service we aim at providing mentees with access to a database of professional coaches who may advise on specific aspects relating to their career planning.

To participate, please check the conditions for participation here below and submit your application!

Our aims: 

  • Intensify international networking among geoscientists all across Europe and beyond
  • Provide geoscientists at all stages of their careers with contacts that can help them in their development
  • Increase support for geologists currently seeking employment and new opportunities
  • Improve gender balance and increase diversity in leadership positions by providing targeted support to women and under-represented minorities
  • Facilitate life-long learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Over a fixed period of 9 months, you will receive advice and targeted support from an experienced professional, according to your individual goals.


Your mentor can help you to:

  • build up your professional network
  • obtain feedback and support during the job application process
  • develop a career strategy
  • obtain a better overview of the professional life of a geoscientist
  • benefit from insider knowledge about work perspectives in a particular geosciences sector or country and obtain practical advice and contacts


Your mentor can help you to:

  • broaden your professional network
  • improve technical knowledge in a particular field
  • improve your leadership/management skills
  • acquire practical tools and strategies for the transition from a junior role into roles with higher responsibilities
  • benefit from insider knowledge about work perspectives in another geosciences sector or in other countries and obtain practical advice and contacts
  • apply for the European Geologist title


Eligibility criteria: 

The EFGeoMentoring scheme is open to post-Bachelor students in any field of geosciences and geoscience professionals at all career stages.

Registration fee: 

Reduced: 150 € (Members of EFG’s National Associations)

Standard: 300 € (non-members)


Each year, EFG offers free participation to 10 persons. In 2024, we will offer the free spots to Ukrainian geologists.

The standard fee includes 100 € credit in case you apply for membership in one of EFG’s National Associations within 3 months of completing the mentoring programme



  • To participate, please complete the application form below
  • In addition, please send your CV to the EFG office at alberto.sanchez@eurogeologists.eu
  • The application fee will be due once we have matched mentees and mentors. You will then receive an invoice from the EFG Office.

As a mentor you will provide targeted support over a fixed period of 9 months, according to the individual goals set by your mentee.



Mentoring helps you to:

  • improve your leadership capability and coaching skills
  • discover new values and points of view
  • grow your professional network
  • contribute to building a sustainable new generation of geoscientists

Note that your participation as a mentor will be recognised in your annual CPD report (30 points).



  • Are you a EurGeol title holder?
  • Do you accept to support the EFG mentoring programme on a voluntary basis over a fixed period of 9 months?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFGeoMentoring scheme!




  • Do you offer professional coaching services in the field of career planning, HR, marketing, psychology, legal advice on professional status/work conditions in other countries, career succession, financial management, etc.?
  • Do you agree to be included in our internal database of coaches which will be made available to all EFG mentees?
  • Do you agree to offer an initial free consultation to EFG mentees interested in your services?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFGeoCoaching scheme!




The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is collecting the data you are providing in the application form to process your application for the EFGeoMentoring scheme.

Your personal data are processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.

The following personal data are collected: email address, name, address, phone number, academic qualification, employment situation.

The recipients of your data will be the EFG staff. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for other purposes than processing your application for the EFGeoMentoring scheme. You are providing your data on a voluntary basis.

Your data will be kept for a maximum period of 1 year after your submission. Data will automatically be deleted at the end of this period.

You have the right to access your personal data and the right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to the EFG Office at info.efg@eurogeologists.eu.

More information about EFG’s privacy policy: https://eurogeologists.eu/privacy-notice/

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