Early Careers Network

AGI Early Careers Network Update

GeoBusiness 2022

The ECN were out in full force at GeoBusiness in May at the ExCeL London, exhibiting and presenting on what was an action packed two days of networking, engagement and making connections with students, recruiters, academics and professionals alike. The group were delighted to welcome committee member Louise Smith and network member Phillip Ridley to a careers panel discussion on the second day of the event, who shared their experiences climbing the geospatial job ladder and hints and tips for building a rewarding geospatial career and maintaining professional development. The event was a great opportunity to promote AGI and ECN and hear more about the different career journeys and challenges faced by students and early career professionals, and to explore some of the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry.

CV Clinic

The ECN were delighted to support AGI Scotland with its virtual CV clinic early in June. Registered AGI members in Scotland were able to receive invaluable advice on their CV from expert reviewers in the industry, whilst contributing to some interesting discussions around interview techniques, experiences and challenges when job seeking. Watch this space for more clinics soon!


The second half of the year is shaping up to be even busier for the ECN!

  • In July, ECN will be hosting a Masterclass in Geographic Data Visualisation networking event in collaboration with the British Cartographic Society, where participants will have the opportunity to get creative with all things data visualisation.
  • In October, the ECN are excited to be part of AGIs flagship annual conference GeoCom, where industry will be exploring Sustainability in a Changing World.
  • Also in the pipeline is an opportunity for students and early careers professionals to spend a summer evening virtual speed networking and a showcase of careers in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing and where the industry is heading.

Make sure to keep an eye out on upcoming events on LinkedIn, Twitter (@AGI_ECN) and AGI member communications.

Membership and Outreach

Are you an AGI member and keen to hear more about the ECN? Make sure to sign up to the ECN in the members portal to receive dedicated communications from the group.

Moving forward, the ECN are keen to support students and early career professionals by organising events and activities dedicated to addressing employability in the industry. This might include offering advice for digital profiles on LinkedIn and social media, CVs and networking essentials. Can you help?

If so, we’d love to hear from you. Contact the committee at ECN@agi.org.uk.