Brussels New Generation
Brussels New Generation (BNG) is the British Chamber’s young professionals network. BNG aims to be the leading network for young international professionals (aged under 35) in Brussels.
How does it work
Open to all young professionals, BNG events are free and provide networking as well as professional & personal development opportunities.
BNG also strives to give back to the community by organising charity events.
- Networking Cocktails are organised throughout the year.
- The Lunch & Learn series offers a programme of soft skills and knowledge trainings includes topics such as presentation skills, leadership, networking and how to work with the media.
- Our CEO Breakfasts consist of inspirational briefings with CEOs and leaders from member companies. They provide for open and informal discussion that help young professionals to get career tips and advice across sectors.
- Through our community engagement programme BNG raises money for Community Help Service (CHS), a local charity that provides a helpline for those in need, by organizing pub quizzes and other charity events.
BNG Mentoring Scheme
The BNG Mentoring Scheme has been established to connect trainees and entry-level professionals (Mentees) with other young, but more experienced professionals (Mentors).
We expect most Mentees to be 20-28, and most Mentors (who should have at least +3 years of professional experience) to be 26-35. These age ranges are not strictly definitive, but act as a range for you to gauge whether you would benefit more from being a Mentee or Mentor.
The objective is to create a dynamic community of young professionals who benefit from each other’s advice and perspective, both for those who have just entered the job market and are eager to get the insight of those that have already been through these first stages, and also for more seasoned young professionals who can both give back to the next wave of young professionals and hone their mentoring skills.
Pairing will be influenced by the field of work that both the Mentee and Mentor are in so that the industry knowledge of the Mentor will be relevant. However, if a Mentee wishes to have a Mentor who practices in a different field of work (or vice versa), we will do our best to facilitate this.
Complete this online form to become part of the scheme.
What they say
The BNG Mentoring Scheme gave me a great opportunity to connect with a senior manager in my field, who gave me invaluable insights into the industry. I am very happy about the scheme and can highly recommend it to all young professionals having moved to Brussels recently.
I’m delighted to be participating in the Mentoring Scheme: as a Mentee, it’s a fantastic way to expand your network, learn from someone who’s more experienced in the Brussels bubble, and participate in reflective conversations to consciously develop my career.