The Next Generation Group

Yeovil College, in partnership with the South Somerset/Mid & West Dorset Place Leadership Group (PLG), are pleased to formally launch the Next Generation network.

The Next Generation provide a space for ‘young professionals’ to network with their peers while also facilitating their participation and engagement in regular workshops, guest speaker events, training/personal and professional development sessions and social events.

The Next Generation network will support and develop your future workforce talent.

The brainchild of the South Somerset/Mid & West Dorset Place Leadership Group (PLG), the intent is to encourage young people from across an array of businesses in South and Somerset and mid/west Dorset to meet monthly, becoming part of a network who learn from one another, share experiences, build friendships, and contribute thoughts and ideas to the PLG who, amongst other things, look to develop the area as a preferred ‘destination’ location for young professionals.

An objective for the Place Leadership Group is to develop a greater understanding, with input from this group, of how to attract and retain talented young professionals and the next generation of leaders to businesses across this region. It is believed that developing a ‘community’ of young people (mainly in the early stages of their careers) and providing them with opportunities to grow their networks, knowledge and skills, is a great place to start.

The group is being supported/sponsored by Yeovil College and is FREE OF CHARGE to attendees.

Why Yeovil Chamber is pleased to support the Next Generation Group

Yeovil Young Chamber group was formed in 2013.

Chamber recognises that Yeovil has a growing number of young professionals and entrepreneurs across all sectors of industry and commerce. The purpose of YYCC was to encourage those who are young and/or new to business in the Yeovil area to take their first steps to take an active role in their business community.

YYCC organised social, informal networking events, usually with an experienced speaker from the local business community talking on a topical subject.  This in turn provides a regular meeting environment for young professionals to share best practice, and socialise together. 

Yeovil College is a key patron of Yeovil Chamber and is the ideal place to run, support and continue this work with the Next Generation Group.