Looking for: Future Energy Leaders

FEL Finland members visiting Kemijoki’s Kurkiaska hydroelectric power plant in Sodankylä in August 2022

Come with us to shape the future of the Finnish energy sector! Future Energy Leaders (FEL) Finland is a program established in February 2021 for young energy experts who want to take the lead on the change. The annual application period for new members starts on December 8th, 2022, and ends on January 8th, 2023. Apply now and seize the opportunity! 

”Discussions with FEL members have always been very insightful, informative, and inspiring! I think I know a lot about the energy market overall, but every time I learn something new. The members really are exceptional professionals!”

  • Krista Jaatinen, Väre Ltd, a member of FEL Finland since 2022 

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. Members participate in the programme for one to three years. Currently, the program has more than 30 active members, and new members are enrolled annually.

“I have found the FEL program to be an ample source of information and new knowledge to develop my professional skills. It has worked as a great way to get more energy industry connections and gain new experiences; from visiting hydropower plants to participating in crisis communication workshops. It has above all helped me become more involved with other emerging talents in the Finnish energy sector, which has aided me in my career.”

  • Carl-Emil Wickström, commodities journalist, Montel, a member of FEL Finland since 2022 

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 leadership skills of the participants.  

What are we doing

The program’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 programme activities are developed in cooperation with the program members. Mentoring starts during the first year of participating in 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 in a month during a six-month period.

Who can apply to the FEL Finland program

The applicant should be

  • passionate about shaping the future of the energy sector
  • graduated at least a BSc in a pertinent field (for example, but not limited to economics, law, politics, natural science, engineering)
  • at least three years of 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. Membership in 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 8.1.2023 by filling out the application form here (https://forms.gle/fYP91P6U1BCAFd2w6)

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. 

You can get more information from Jenni Rekola (jenni.rekola@sandvik.com / +358 50 0834735)

Apply now and join us!

FEL Finland operates under World Energy Council (WEC) Finland. FEL Finland is managed by an executive committee consisting of 4-6 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 cooperation and discussion platform in the Finnish energy sector. There are national programs for young professionals in many countries that operate under WEC.