IEEE UK & Ireland (UK&I) Young Professionals is an Affinity Group for electrical, electronics, software and computer systems engineers that have graduated in the last decade. IEEE UK&I YP a professional network that assists with transitioning from university into the professional world.
IEEE UK&I YP has a very wide reach with over 6,000 members and as the name suggests covers England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Like many other affiliate groups, IEEE UK&I YP places a strong focus on the three main areas of the IEEE, namely social networking, professional development and enhancement of technical skills. Our aim is to organise a variety of technical events including site visits, technical workshops and seminars and non-technical events including project management, leadership and communication skills workshops, along with social events to foster professional awareness in a structured yet lively environment that address members’ concerns and meet their needs. These events are often open to members (of all grades) as well as non-members.
The first fifteen years after graduation from university can be challenging for Young Professionals (YP). Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. We envisage to improve the technical and leadership skills of our members while also providing a forum for professional networking. An important part of running any successful event is ensuring the attendance of members and getting the word out there. The UK&I YP intends to use both email and social media to communicate with and encourage attendance of members. As much as hosting our own events, we welcome active collaboration with other similar organisations in the region for joint events of mutual benefit as well as support from industry to fund events or promote products or services.
On behalf of the IEEE UK and Ireland Section, we are pleased to invite you to the first of a series of seminars across the country that will focus on developing the professional skills of young engineering students and graduates.
Date: 30th September 2017
Venue: The University of Edinburgh
Check out our previous exciting events
Check out the event follow-up videos and photos from our most recent events in the UK and Ireland.
IEEE UK&RI SBC and Gold congress, 2013
IEEE UK&RI SBC and Gold congress, 2011
IEEE R8 workshop on Development of
Leadership skills, London