Looking for: Future Energy Leaders

Come with us to shape the future of the Finnish energy sector! Future Energy Leaders (FEL) Finland is a programme established in February 2021 for young energy experts who want to take the lead on the change. The application period for new members starts on December 7th, 2021, and ends on January 9th, 2022. Apply now and seize the opportunity! 

“It’s been nice learning about the energy industry from different perspectives and listening to experts, including ourselves, on various subjects.”

  • Anna-Leena Hetemäki, Helen Oy, a member of FEL Finland since 2021 

What is Future Energy Leaders Finland

Future Energy Leaders (FEL) is a programme that connects young energy experts with diverse backgrounds. The program aims to bring new perspectives to the energy sector and support the members on their path to becoming Future Energy Leaders. Approximately 30 selected members participate in the programme for one to three years and new members are enrolled annually. At the moment, the program has more than 20 active members and we are looking for 10 new members! 

“The group that has been gathered together consists of awesome individuals ”

  • Markus Ovaskainen, Merus Power Oyj, a member of FEL Finland since 2021 

The main target of the program is to interconnect young professionals in the energy sector with different backgrounds, bring fresh ideas to the energy sector and support the career progress and improve the leadership skills of the participants.  

What we are doing

The programme’s main activities are workshops and mentoring which enable sharing expertise, discussing solutions for challenges in the energy sector, and practicing leadership skills. Discussions and group work are essential parts of the meetings. Thus, active participation is required to get the most out of the programme.

The final programme activities are developed in cooperation with the members. Mentoring starts during the first year of the programme and mentors are arranged for as many interested participants as possible. The activities are organized approximately once in two months as a live session or virtually and the mentoring meetings are organized once a month during a six-month period.

Who can apply to the FEL Finland program

The applicant should be

  • passionate for shaping the future of the energy sector
  • graduated at least BSc in a pertinent field (for example, but not limited to economics, law, politics, natural science, engineering)
  • at least three years work experience in the energy sector (can include part-time work and summer training)
  • fluent English language skills
  • at most 35 years of age

We are building a diverse cohort of professionals, thus we hope for new program members with different backgrounds and working for as many companies, research centers, and organizations as possible. The membership of the program is free of charge. The participants need to take care of their own traveling costs if needed, but virtual participation is possible. 

How to join

Apply for the FEL Finland program by 9.1.2022 by filling the application form.

Describe in the application your background and why you are a future energy leader! All applicants will be contacted after the deadline of the application period. 

More information Heidi Ahoniemi (heidi.ahoniemi@afry.com / +358406619229)

Apply now and join us!

FEL Finland operates under World Energy Council (WEC) Finland. FEL Finland is managed by an executive committee consisting of five FEL members. They are responsible for planning and organizing activities together with the program members as well as reporting to WEC Finland. 

WEC Finland is the Finnish national member organization of the World Energy Council and the leading impartial cooperation and discussion platform in the Finnish energy sector. There are national programs for young professionals in many countries that operate under WEC.