“Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else.”

University of Southern California

DAMA UK has created a mentoring service available to all its individual and corporate members.  Mentoring is provided across the full breadth of information & data management disciplines including data quality management, business intelligence, data warehousing, Extract, Transform & Load (ETL), data migration, Data Governance and metadata management.

Watch our introductory webinar to professional mentoring within Data Management below.

Interested in becoming a mentor?

We welcome any DAMA UK Individual or Corporate Member who feels they have expertise and knowledge in any aspect of data management they are willing to share with others.

Guidance and training will be provided to all new mentors.

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Interested in gaining a mentor?

Any DAMA UK Individual or Corporate Member can apply to seek a mentor.  These include:

  • Those new to the disciplines of data management, including currently employed people moving into data management for the first time, and students who intend to develop a career in data management (see below)

  • Those already in data management who want to enhance or develop their skills and expertise for personal or professional reasons 

  • Experienced data management professionals who are already experienced in one or more of the data management disciplines but who are moving into new disciplines

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DAMA UK is well placed to offer a mentoring service in data management as our membership includes a wide range of data management professionals across the UK, whose skill base embraces all the main data management disciplines. More experienced DAMA members can provide impartial, independent mentoring to other members.  This is a free service which has been offered to all DAMA UK members since 2011.

The scheme was given a DAMA International Community Award in 2015.


If you would like to become a mentor or mentee, we recommend first reading our mentorship handbook. This outlines the requirements for mentors, and what is offered for mentees. Check it out for tips and tricks along the way!

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