Increasing numbers of the next generation are entering the water and agricultural sector through the Young Expert Programmes (YEP Programmes). The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrifood sectors and ensure continued availability of expertise for these sectors. And the results are becoming more visible: no less than 91.7% of alumni remain in the sector. The success of the programmes is therefore likely to lead to a five-year extension of the YEP Programmes and and to be extended to the energy sector. YEP Programme Manager, Marjon Reiziger, is looking forward to training another 450 young professionals on one and two year contracts.