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Young Persons Network

  • Are you aged 35 years or under?
  • Are you looking to boost your CV and progress your career?
  • Do you want to show your commitment to excellence?
  • Do you want to demonstrate your potential to your current or prospective employer?

If the answer is yes, then as an IGEM member make sure you take full advantage of our Young Persons Network (YPN).

Some of the benefits you can enjoy are:

  • Career mentorship
  • Technical paper evenings to enhance your knowledge of the gas industry
  • Best practice industrial visits
  • Opportunity to enter the annual Young Persons Paper Competition with fantastic prizes
  • Support for your educational, training and professional development aspirations
  • Networking with like-minded peers
  • Social events
  • and more ..........

A highlight of the YPN calendar is the Young Persons Paper Competition (YPPC).  This year's winner is Matthew Maclennen, Mechanical Design Engineer, Steve Vick International. His reward is a trip of a lifetime to the World Gas Conference 2018 in Washington DC.  All the YPPC finalists will see their Section winning papers published in Gi.

Section Chair Peter Amos

Peter Amos

Peter Amos is the Gas Transmission Innovation Lead at National Grid and has worked in the industry for six years in network analysis, asset management, investment optioneering and innovation. He is an Incorporated Engineer with IGEM and has degrees in physics and engineering, joining the gas industry through the National Grid engineer training programme in 2011.

Peter says, "I am excited to lead a vibrant section with more than 700 members (with some as far away as Hong Kong and New Zealand) and encouraged that our first event - the Young Persons Paper Competition in June - was the most successful ever in terms of entries.

"My two themes for the year are relevance and flexibility. I am keen to make sure that IGEM remains relevant to young people and offers events and opportunities that meet their needs as they grow their careers.  I am also looking to grow our collaboration with other professional engineering institutions (PEIs) through the 21st Century PEI initiative, and with other industry groups. I want the YPN to continue to provide high quality technical visits within and beyond the gas industry, and build on our first successful professional development workshop after very positive feedback from participants."

Information

Contact Details

Chairman: Peter Amos

Secretary: Linda Mee

Treasurer: Tom James

Contact: ypn@igem.org.uk

Section Events

For information on the YPN District Section events please see the events calendar by clicking here