Future Leaders

Please note that due to Covid-19 and the impact on key members of the team, the Future Leaders programme is currently on hold.

The impending skills gap is well known in the building services sector and in the construction industry in general.

As an Association we know how important it is to attract and keep talent who will embrace emerging technologies and proactively collaborate with their peers to safeguard the future of our industry.


What is Future Leaders?

Future Leaders is a networking and collaboration group which was set up in order to enable the next generation of the building engineering services industry to grow, have a voice and be heard. With the skills gap in our sector only widening we know that we must embrace and support talent and give them the tools to protect and enhance the future of our industry.

We launched our Future Leaders project to bring together early career personnel working in the building engineering services sector to learn about the industry and new technology, collaborate and take this forward through their own companies and through the BESA.



The programme is open to anyone early in their career in the building services industry such as graduates, engineers, apprentices, technicians etc.

We will be adding some Future Leader profiles over the coming weeks and we are starting with our Future Leaders Chair, Reinaldo Melendez.  Find out more about Reinaldo here.



What can i expect?

You can read more about the programme and what sort of activities you can get involved with here.


WHAT ARE the benefits?

Benefits for the individual:

Excellent networking and collaboration opportunities, with access to BESA events

Raised profile within the industry, alongside opportunities for personal development

Work as part of a team of like-minded individuals passionate about the sector

Bring knowledge, skills and ideas to influence the future of BESA and the HVACR sector

Work on projects and areas of interest to support and benefit the wider industry

Have a voice and be heard through involvement with BESA committees and specialist groups

Develop leadership and management and skills in a supportive environment

Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Future Leaders initiative*

Structured and unstructured distance learning opportunities through LinkedIn Learning*

For those with a defined role within the group, additional benefits including event tickets.

*Pilot in 2020


Benefits for the employer (sponsor):

Complementary personal development opportunities for aspiring future leaders

Gives access to a wider set of experiences over what a single organisation can offer

Facilitates broader insights and solutions brought back into the organisation

Gives teams exposure to new and different ways of working

Enables a raised profile through championing and celebrating individual success

Contributes to the ongoing success, growth and development of the sector


For more information on how you can get involved with our Future Leaders, to join the group or even to nominate someone in your team who may be interested please complete the form below. 

To find out more about how we use your data, please see the Future Leaders Privacy Notice, which forms part of our Privacy Policy.

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