JCT’s networking group for young professionals offering corporate memberships

JCT’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is now offering corporate memberships for firms looking to provide networking and learning opportunities for their new construction professionals.

The YPG is a cross-industry networking group for construction professionals within the first ten years of their career, students, and those new to the industry regardless of age.

The group is set up to provide young professionals with a range of benefits, including peer-to-peer networking, online webinars and face-to-face talks from expert speakers on a variety of topics, and a dedicated, member-only online portal with articles, papers, interviews, and other useful content in addition to a space to share views and ideas.

The YPG has been growing in numbers over the last year during the Covid-19 pandemic and, due to the restrictions, has been hosting a number of online talks and webinars for members.

Topics have included ‘Grenfell and the Draft Building Safety Bill’, ‘JCT Insurance Options’, ‘Modular Construction’, and others.

Membership of the YPG has been available for individuals for an introductory fee of just £5. This offer is now available for businesses operating in the construction sector who are looking to provide development opportunities for their new members of staff.

YPG corporate memberships are available on account for companies who wish to sign-up a minimum of five members to the scheme.

JCT chief executive, Neil Gower, said:

“The JCT Young Professionals Group represents JCT’s commitment to providing education, training, and networking opportunities for those entering the industry.

“Our unique position as a cross-industry, collaborative body enables us to provide a platform for the sharing of information and knowledge, and the forming of relationships that are so crucial to professionals embarking on their construction careers.

“The corporate membership scheme provides another opportunity for firms who are serious about the development of their staff.”

More information about the YPG, including signing up to individual or corporate memberships, is available at ypg.jctltd.co.uk.