AGI Early Careers Network

The ECN is a network of early career professionals run by early career professionals.

Featured in the UK’s Geospatial Strategy, the Early Careers Network facilitates communication and collaboration across a broad range of geospatial sectors. The ECN aims to enable the development of productive and sustainable connections between early career professionals, giving traction to the fresh, innovative and disruptive ideas of the future leaders of the geospatial industry.

With an exciting programme of events targeted specifically at the needs of early career professionals, the ECN provides a platform for you to develop active connections and work collaboratively across the geospatial industry, showcase your work in a low-pressure environment and receive industry specific training and mentoring.

AGI Early Careers Network

Who can join? And how do I join?

All early career professionals and students working in the geospatial industry are welcome and encouraged to join as a FREE Network Member. If you have less than 10 years work experience and are interested in becoming part of this network, please register for a free membership and you can then be included within our mailing list to hear about future events and activities.

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Share your experiences and tell us how the ECN can support you!

We are an early career network run entirely by early career professionals. Our team of volunteers plan and organise events, develop regular communication with our members and ensure we provide the best platform for communication and collaboration of early career professionals within the geospatial industry.

We are looking for experienced geospatial professionals to support the ECN by sharing skills and experience with the network and by providing presentations, mentoring, advice and more at our events. If you would like to share your knowledge with the next generation of geospatial professionals or you’re an early career professional who has ideas for the ECN and how we can support you, we would love to hear from you. Email us at ecn@agi.org.uk.

Get in touch

We always appreciate any feedback or ideas for the network our members have. Please email ecn@agi.org.uk or contact us on twitter @AGI_ECN.

AGI Early Careers Network Committee

Tom PerksTom Perks [Co-Chair]

In his role as GIS Officer at the Greater London Authority, Tom uses GIS to drive coordination in the planning and delivery of new infrastructure in London. Previously, Tom was a GIS Specialist within the environmental consultancy sector and first encountered GIS when studying Geography at university.  He is looking forward to continuing to support students and early career professionals within the thriving GI sector.

Cerys ButterillCerys Butterill [Co-Chair]

Cerys currently works as a Geospatial Analyst at NHS SCW, having previously graduated from Edge Hill University with a first-class degree in BSc Geography. She is passionate about all things geospatial and finding meaningful information from data, whether that be using health datasets in her job or using satellite imagery to monitor land use.

Cerys is also a keen volunteer for other organisations, supporting early career professionals and advocating for gender equality. In her role as Co-chair, Cerys is excited to empower young professionals by providing networking opportunities and supporting their early career journeys.

Matthew Webster ECN

Matthew Webster [Education and Skills Working Group Representative]

Matthew works as a GIS Analyst at Jacobs, having previously graduated from UCL with an Environmental Mapping master's degree. Keen to support early career professionals, Matthew represents early careers for multiple professional group committees, and is excited to be part of the ECN providing young professionals with opportunities to develop their career and network with other like-minded professionals.

Emma Scott ECNEmma Scott [Social Media and Publicity Officer]

Emma works as an Assistant Environmentalist in GIS for Amey.  She developed an interest in GIS during her undergraduate degree in Geography at Ulster University.  She completed her dissertation using GIS, where she mapped food poverty across Northern Ireland.  Emma went on to complete a masters in GIS, where she continued with the food poverty theme for her research paper.  She is interested in applying GIS to help people, and as well as her interest in food poverty, she has previously worked with community groups to help promote good mental health and decrease anti-social behaviour, as well as volunteering with a humanitarian mapping organisation. In her current position at Amey, Emma’s main role is managing and completing the GIS tasks on a large rail project.  She is also involved in a wide a range of other projects across the UK.  Emma is looking forward to helping the ECN reach more people in their early career journeys.

Mayuko Morgan [Scotland Co-ordinator]

Mayuko has worked in the GIS field for over 8 years in both the private and public sectors; and is currently working at Jacobs. She represents ECN in Scotland and is on the regional committee, taking the lead on career events locally for early career professionals.

Emma Chown [Committee Member]

Emma is a consultant at Arcadis IBI Group, working on a broad portfolio of projects, across the transport and buildings sectors. She is also Regional GIS lead for Arcadis IBI Group’s international offices (UK, Europe & Middle East) helping to create and coordinate a range of global GIS initiatives. Emma studied BSc Geography at The University of Sheffield, before going on to complete a Master’s in Geographical Information Science at The University of Manchester. She is committed to giving something back to an industry she is passionate about, helping early career professionals network and develop.

Jamie Heath [Committee Member]

Jamie is a Geospatial Graduate at the Ordnance Survey, having studied BSc Geography with Applied GIS at university. Jamie loves all things geospatial and was first introduced to the work of the ECN when asked to speak on a panel about getting the most out of early career positions. The ECN provides a great opportunity to get involved with the wider geospatial community and by joining the committee Jamie hopes to support others who are just getting started with their careers.

Douglas Leno [Committee Member]

Doug is a Data and Technology Graduate at Ordnance Survey. He got involved in the AGI ECN because he has received great help and advice so far in his career and would love to pay it forward and help other people access resources and guidance too.

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