Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum (YEP Forum) is pleased to announce that CGI, the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world, is renewing its sponsorship.

Launched in 2013, the YEP Forum is a network aimed at promoting the next generation of energy industry professionals, providing opportunities to collaborate, develop and recognise successes. The Forum’s diverse membership now represents over 340 different companies, not all directly within the energy industry, and offers members the chance to attend free regional networking events, site visits, and panel evenings with leading industry experts.

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This important partnership with CGI, in place since 2017, has enabled the YEP Forum to develop and expand, widening its presence amongst organisations whilst increasing engagement with the Forum’s 1,400 young energy professionals.

Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:

“I am delighted that CGI has been able to extend the valuable partnership with Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum. The YEP Forum provides a fantastic open learning environment for young energy professionals, and forms an important part of our work to address the age gap within the energy sector.

“This renewed partnership will see the Forum develop further, and will ensure that those new to the energy industry are able to continue to network, share experiences, and develop their careers in an exciting and informal setting. We very much thank CGI for their support of young energy professionals and we look forward to continuing our collaboration.”

Mark Aston, Senior Vice President, North, Energy, Utilities and Telecoms at CGI said:

“This sponsorship is part of our commitment to the future of the energy sector. We know that encouraging knowledge sharing, and providing opportunities of this nature for professionals to learn in different ways, builds expertise. We are delighted to continue our support.”