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Early Careers Network

AGI provides a collective voice for the geospatial industry and supports members throughout their careers and as their businesses grow. However, we want to do more to help our younger members, early in their careers.

By establishing  a support network and a programme of events targeted at the needs of Early Career Professionals, we would aim to provide them with:

  • better understanding of the issues faced by early career professionals;
  • raising their profile within the industry through showcasing at AGI events;
  • targeted training and workshops in communication and networking skills;
  • training in the CGeog application process;
  • increasing industrial awareness / thematic training;
  • mentoring from industry leaders.

We are working closely with our colleagues in The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society in order to align our collective activities and events and to ensure that our combined efforts help younger professionals build their careers and their case for Chartered Geographer accreditation.



Who can join?

If you have less than 10 years work experience and are interested in becoming part of this network, please send an email stating your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add you to our mailing list of future events and activities.

Get more involved and be part of the ECN team!

We are also keen that this initiative is driven by early career professionals and that it reflects your views and needs. Therefore, we wish to create a small team of volunteers (who are at an early stage in their careers), to design and run the network. This is a great opportunity for you to get directly involved with AGI and to gain recognition across the industry.

If you think you can help us to take this forward please contact James Norris This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us briefly about your career to date, what you would like to see from the scheme and how you think you can help. Please note: in order to participate you should have fewer than than 10 years experience in the geospatial sector.

Established GI professionals

We are also looking for more experienced GIS professionals (10 years +) to support the ECN scheme by sharing their skills and experience with the network and by providing presentations, mentoring, advice etc at our events. So if you would like to share your knowledge with the next generation of GI professionals, we would love to hear from you  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Initially, the ECN scheme will align its events with other AGI and colleague activities. However we are keen to expand our programme to include dedicated ECN events in the regions. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our ECN events, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event hosting

If you are able to provide a free venue for hosting an event, we would also be very keen to hear from you!

Recent and Past Events: 

AGI Early Career Network: Webinar - Tim Marston, CARTO - 23rd November 2017 

MapAction and Geospatial Careers Webinar and Q&A - 4th July 2017 

UCL-AGI Geographical Information Science Careers Event - 7th March 2016

AGI Early Careers Network Webinar - 10th February 2016

Early Careers Network - January networking in London - 25th January 2016

AGI/UCL/BCS GIS Careers Day - 23rd March 2015

AGI Early Careers Network Webinar - 20th May 2015. Watch the video.

All past ECN Webinar's can be found on our YouTube channel. 

Upcoming Events

For upcoming events see the AGI online events calendar, or follow the ECN on twitter @AGI_ECN

Find out more about the ECN scheme and join the debate to tell us what you would like to see and to influence the event and training programme.

On behalf of AGI,

James Norris


1 Kensington Gore,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3116