FAQ

Why should my company join the Career Event?

Your company will be showcased to a very broad group of (future) young professionals. This will give you the opportunity to meet potential new colleagues, interns or trainees, for now or for the future. You can connect with visitors to get in touch with them in the future.

You will also get the opportunity to join the event as a visitor. Get inspired about the latest developments in the energy sector, the possibilities of life-long-learning or gain insights about the new learning platform Ozone.

What do I get?

  • Your unique corporate info page
  • One-on-one meetings with young professionals
  • Showcase your vacancies
  • Speed dates with young professionals (optional)
  • Workshop, 30 minutes (optional)
  • Join the programme
  • Networking with companies, educational institutions and other visitors

How much time will it cost me or my colleague?

3 hours of participation during the event.

The preparations will be: filling your corporate info page with text, downloads and/or a corporate movie and upload your vacancies if there are any. This will take max one hour. We can also assist you with filling this in so it will take you less time.

Who will visit the event?

Students from secondary/high school, vocational-, bachelor- and master-level students, (young) professionals and jobseekers from the Netherlands. Internationals living and working in the Netherlands can also apply, therefore the event will be mainly in English, with a separate Dutch route for vocational (MBO) and high school students.

What are the costs for participating in Meet Your Future?

This event is free of costs and only available for companies related to the energy transition.

What is expected from a participating company?

For every company it is required to fill in a corporate info page within the platform. This page contains information about your organisation and is your virtual information-stand. During the event, at least one company-member should be available to live-chat with the visitors.

What are the advantages of an online event?

  • Minimal time needed
  • No commuting
  • Increasing your network, easy access to contact information of other companies
  • The possibility of setting up one on one appointments with visitors during the event. Meetings can be scheduled in advance

Who should attend from my company?

An enthusiastic employee who can answer questions of visitors and can re-direct them when needed. We would recommend: HR employee/(young)professional/trainee/ coordinator

These programme-parts are optional:

  • Speed dating: One or more company members can participate in one-on-one speed date sessions. You will be matched with visitors by filling in the tags.
  • One-on-one online appointments
  • Participation in the programme
  • Does your company have a wonderful idea to present during a 30 minutes workshop? Please let us know and we will discuss the options for your company. There are limited places available, so first come, first serve!

Who are the organisers of this event?

Energy Academy (part of New Energy Coalition) hosted the first edition in 2019, a physical event in the Energy Academy Building in Groningen. The second edition, which took place in November of last year, was a successful online edition in cooperation with Gemeente Groningen, Campus Groningen and the International Welcome Centre North. Have a look at the after movie we made to get inspired!

The main purpose of this event is to bring companies, talent en education together. To inspire, experience and learn about the many opportunities the energy transition offers.

November 2020 edition

At 24th November ’20 an online edition of the Energy Career Event took place. With more than 30 companies, over 250 jobseekers and 30 speakers, this online event was a great success! Companies had many oppertunities to get in touch with talents, via our virtual business fair, speeddates and online 1-to-1 meetings.

Next to the business fair we offered visitors lectures and masterclasses about the latest developments in the energy sector like: hydrogen, the built environment, mobility and education in energy. This way, the visitors had the opportunity to learn, meet and experience all the interesting aspects of the energy transition!

This edition focused on Dutch and English speaking talent on bachelor and master level, both starters and experienced workers. They came from all over the Netherlands and even across the borders.

Companies that participated last year: RUG, A Hak, HDM Pipelines, Witteveen & bos, Top Dutch Solar Racing team, Soleila, TenneT, Provincie Groningen, Seaports Groningen, Energy Delta Institute, DNV, Bencom, Summit Engineering, KIWA, Groen Leven, Solar Sport One, Hanzehogeschool, Alliander, Energy Academy, Gasunie, Sweco, Eekels, YP Your Partner, EBN, Brunel, Royal Haskoning, EIT InnoEnergy, Stork.

The online edition of 2020 was a cooperation together with Campus Groningen, Gemeente Groningen and Make it in the North.

Date:

22 April 2021

Time:

15.00-17.00 CEST

Audience:

Talents on vocational, bachelor and master level. Starters and experienced workers

Language:

English and Dutch

Where:

Online

Costs:

Free