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WIG’s traditionally high-level networks now help tomorrow’s leaders reap the benefits of cross-sector networking earlier in their careers.

Our Early Career Network brings together future leaders from a range of WIG member organisations. The network will help you build connections with your peers, and develop the skills and knowledge to move ahead in your career.

The network incorporates targeted development opportunities with a series of briefings and events, many suggested by the network itself - so do get in touch with your ideas.

We run 4 or 5 free events for early career professionals (including graduates, apprentices & high potentials) from WIG members a year designed around personal development topics. These evening events (allowing you to come after a normal day in the office) are a great opportunity to network before and after with your peers from a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

Recent topics covered have included:

  • Dealing with senior colleagues and stakeholders / stakeholder engagement
  • Being an inclusive leader
  • Developing your own personal brand
  • Speed networking & speed mentoring
  • Cross-generational teams and communicating with senior colleagues
  • Creating a happy team

Download an overview of our options for Future Leaders & High Potentials:

Future Leaders Offerings


(Note: Until 2017 Early Career Network (ECN) was called WIG Graduate & High Potentials Network when it was renamed to better reflect the aims of this network).

Upcoming events

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Early Career Network resources


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