The IOP’s free mentoring service is an exclusive benefit for members. It allows members to match themselves with other members who wish to be mentored or act as mentors.


What is mentoring?
Mentoring is when an individual offers to provide support and guidance to someone less experienced in a particular area to help them with their career or professional development.
It can be useful if you are thinking of developing your career, returning to work after a break, or if you want to develop new skills.

How do I apply for mentoring?
Firstly, you will need to complete an online registration form, using your MyIOP username and password to access the form. Once you have registered, you will simply be able to search for a mentor via our mentor matching database.
The onus is on you and your mentor to agree how often, when and where your mentoring sessions will take place.

I would like to become a mentor. How do I apply?
We are always keen to hear from new mentors! If you would like to volunteer your time to help other members, please register your interest via this form, using your MyIOP username and password to access the form. A member of the team will be in touch once we have received your form.

Further information
For more information about mentoring, download a copy of our Working Together booklet (sign in required) or email
We are also able to deliver short mentoring workshops to groups of members and business affiliates – please email us  for more information.