Future Energy Leaders Programme

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Initiate has always had the nurturing of next-gen talent at its core and it's delighted to be launching the Future Energy Leaders programme at this year’s Enlit Europe in Frankfurt.


You can join a dedicated educational programme for final-year and postgraduate students, as well as young professionals just beginning their careers that will run over the three days of the event.


Read on and apply now!


Join the Programme

The programme will provide up to 400 students and young professionals the opportunity to participate in workshops, find out the latest technology developments, enjoy lively panel discussions, hear thought-provoking interviews and talks, and engage, connect and meet with leading companies and organisations at the cutting edge of the energy transition in Europe. Apply now:

Apply for the Future Energy Leaders Programme

Workshop Partners

Are you a university (or another educational establishment) or a company and interested in co-developing a workshop? 


Contact Dr Heather Johnstone, Director of Initiate @ Enlit Europe:


Let's co-develop a workshop 


To attend the Future Energy Leaders 2022 programme, which is free of charge, you must qualify as one of the following:

  • Student or Postgraduate Student
  • Young Professional (under 30)
  • Recent Graduate Student (from 2019 onwards)

Apply for the Future Energy Leaders Programme

EIT InnoEnergy Partnership

As part of the programme, Initiate is once again delighted to be partnering with EIT InnoEnergy Career Centre on its Career Impact Challenges, where around 100 of its Master's students take on real-life challenges presented by leading organisations in the industry.

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Why are we launching the Future Energy Leaders Programme?

The clean and green economic transition that is underway in the EU and across the globe has significant implications for employment in the energy sector. One of the most promising being the opportunity to reverse the decades-old trend of an aging workforce.

The levels of young engineers entering the sector stubbornly remain well below what it should be, with the result that the majority of the industry‘s workforce is now over 50, and how to attract the younger generation remains one of the biggest headaches for energy and utility companies globally.

Traditionally, the energy industry has suffered from an image problem. Within the vast careers market, it’s seen as an old fashioned and unexciting option. However, as the sector undergoes a low-carbon, more-sustainable transformation this could not be further from the truth.

With the rapidly growing renewable energy sector and the increasing consciousness and activism amongst the young around how human activities are influencing the climate, the industry has the perfect opportunity now to engage with Gen Z and demonstrate how a career in energy can be an impactful one, making a difference from an environmental, economic and societal aspect.

The energy industry needs to grasp this opportunity with both hands now.

To help support these efforts, Initiate is launching its Future Energy Leaders programme as an evolution of its previous Young Talent Programme. Join us!


Apply for the Future Energy Leaders Programme


Platinum Partner

  • Siemens AG


Gold Partners

  • Baker Hughes
  • Energynest
  • Gridspertise
  • Siemens Energy

Silver Partners

  • Alfen
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Capgemini
  • Italgas
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Meters and More
  • PRIME Alliance


Legal & Regulatory Partner

  • Pinsent Masons


Utility Partner

  • RTE



  • ABS Group
  • AC Boilers
  • Bergen Engines
  • Cleanwatts
  • Driivz
  • Efacec
  • Greencom Networks
  • Hive Power
  • Itron
  • Kaluza
  • Mytilineos
  • Nextgen
  • Oracle Energy and Water
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • ProEnergy Services
  • Sentient Energy
  • SLM Solutions
  • Uniper
  • Waterfall Security Solutions


Initiate Partners

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • IMI


Industry Partners

  • ANIE Federazione
  • ANIMA Confindustria
  • Avere
  • CHARGE Energy Branding
  • CO2 Value
  • COGEN Europe
  • currENT
  • dena
  • DERlab
  • E.DSO
  • EASE
  • Elettricità Futura
  • Energia Media
  • ETN
  • Eurelectric
  • Eurogas
  • Euroheat & Power
  • European Biogas Association
  • European Energy Retailers (EER)
  • Flow Batteries Europe
  • Generazione Distribuita (Distributed Generation)
  • Hydrogen Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IPPF
  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C)
  • OSGP
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA
  • SmartEn
  • Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
  • T&D Europe
  • VDMA
  • VGBE Energy