YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrofood sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

NEWS

“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 5 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Jairo Alejandro Angel Escobar - YEP Water at Waterschap De Dommel in Colombia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Siviwe Senso Gontsi

Young Expert at Colsen - South Africa

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

YEP Role

I am employed as a Junior Mechanical Engineer at Aquest Colsen through the YEP programme.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

I have developed skills in technical drawings using a vast number of software such as (Autodesk Auto CAD, Plant 3D and Autodesk Inventor). Also, I am experienced in mechanical maintenance and installations. 

 

Background

Nationality: South African
Education: National Diploma (Mechanical)

 

Experience before YEP

I previously worked at Shatterprufe, an Automotive grass manufacturing factory/industry where I worked with the maintenance department as an Intern.

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Contact

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