Category: Individual members

The Sheffield Digital Mentoring Scheme: looking ahead to 2022

Our new mentorship lead, Sarah Lister, has some important advice and information for mentors and mentees.

Launched earlier this year, the Sheffield Digital Mentoring Scheme is now looking ahead to launching its second cohort of mentoring matches in 2022. When our Community Manager Sophie left the team, she passed the Mentoring Scheme to the very capable hands of Sarah Lister, who has a passion for mentoring and a lot of experience.

An update on the Sheffield Digital Mentoring scheme

Six months ago we launched our first mentoring scheme for Individual Members. So, how’s it going?

So far, 21 mentors have signed up to the scheme, offering many different skills and areas of expertise. We have 12 mentees on the scheme, and some of these have been matched with more than one mentor, giving us 14 matches in total. Our mentees have signed up to the scheme for many different reasons.

Member spotlight: Emily Dreimann

We hear from Emily about squiggly careers, getting creative with data, and beehives!

Can you give us an overview of your career to date, and how you got to the role you are now in? I was recently introduced to the term “squiggly career” by Sophie, Sheffield Digital’s Community Manager, which is definitely the ideal description of how I made my way to my current role! I studied

Introducing the Sheffield Digital Mentoring Scheme

Our new scheme will help Individual Members to develop and achieve their career goals.

Why mentoring? After consulting with our Individual Members about what they wanted from their membership, we could see there was demand to create a scheme where people could develop themselves and work towards a career goal. And what better way to do that than tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience that exists among