Become a Mentor with Digital Leap

Mentor Description

The primary goal of a Digital Leap Mentor is to build productive, mutually beneficial, sustainable and trusting relationships with our mentees, in order to enhance their knowledge and ability to adopt technology and improve productivity in their business. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities 

Digital Leap Mentors are required to: 

  • Engage with business owners to agree how mentoring could support technology adoption and improve productivity in their business
  • Agree a program of mentoring activity that best meets the needs of their mentee
  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries with each mentee
  • Encourage each mentee to express and discuss their ideas, concerns and understanding of the business situation facing them
  • Work with each mentee to find and translate information, understand problems, identify solutions, implement action plans and review and reflect on outcomes
  • Help mentees to reflect and recognise progress, provide encouragement and support and celebrate success, in order to help them learn from mistakes
  • Refer mentees to other sources of information, advice or further support when appropriate. 
  • Encourage mentees to take responsibility for their own decisions, plans and actions
  • Strictly adhere to the Code of Ethics for Digital Leap Mentors 

Digital Leap Mentors must under no circumstances provide investment advice (which is advice on the merits of buying, selling or entering into financial products examples of which include, but are not limited to: specific named shares, corporate/government bonds, corporate bonds, units in investment funds, warrants, futures, options, contracts for differences, personal pension schemes , residential home loans or insurance contracts).

Key Experiences

It goes without saying that all Digital Leap Mentors are inspirational, impressive and highly qualified, but they will each have different experiences – there is no single accurate description of an appropriate background. In this regard, we ask prospective mentors to assess their own capability against a variety of traits in the initial application form. 

After that, we interview each mentor to gather more detail and build up a profile of their abilities. It is this profile that is then used to match them to an appropriate mentee.

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills to include active listening and interpersonal skills 
  • Effective time management 
  • Relationship building
  • Influencing and negotiation


Digital Leap Mentors are required to establish initial contact with their mentees and provide face-to-face sessions (where possible/practical) for a minimum of two hours per month for the three month duration of the program. Thereafter, any interaction between the parties is at the discretion of the parties.

It is expected that mentors will work with one mentee at a time, though working with multiple mentees is possible if a mentor wishes to do so.

To apply to become a Digital Leap mentor, fill out the form below: