Young engineers need your support
02 September 2017
The Engineers Ireland Young Engineers Society needs your help as it creates its most ambitious program of events yet.
The Young Engineers Society (YES) represents the 10,000+ young engineering professional members of Engineers Ireland under the age of 35. As one of a number of special groups within Engineers Ireland, it is our mission to continuously support the professional and personal development of young engineers by providing a range of events throughout the year.
The society is entirely volunteer driven, run by young engineers for the benefit of other young engineers. We support engineers in the early stages of their career, from students to graduates, up to early stage managers, by providing workshops, courses, seminars, site visits, career advice, networking opportunities and assistance for becoming a chartered engineer. All of these events are free or heavily subsidised and CPD accredited. Our events give members an excellent opportunity to meet their peers, share, learn and inspire.
Our biggest upcoming event is the 17th Young Engineers black tie ball, taking place in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 2 on Saturday, 7 October 2017. The ball is an excellent way of engaging young engineers and companies in a friendly environment. It has been very successful for the past 16 years, with last year’s event being sold out. This year we are hoping to expand on past success by bringing together more companies and young engineers than ever before. The event is being sponsored by ESB International, AbbVie Ireland, O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting, DPS Engineering and Jacobs Engineering, without which it wouldn’t be possible. Tickets for company tables of 10 and individual tickets are now on sale. See more details on the event webpage.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors in 2016 the Young Engineers Society has been able to expand our programme of events for the current season, including:
- A Connect Event focusing on career progression and the key skills and competencies that are sought by employers and recruiters of new engineering hires today
- The inaugural ‘Talking Engineers’ public speaking and presentation skills competition was held in March 2017. The event will be held again in early 2018
- An event celebrating women in engineering and leadership, developed to promote and encourage female participation in the engineering profession
- Site visits to the Guinness Storehouse, Shanganagh wastewater treatment works, Dublin Bay power station and Mount Lucas wind farm
- A CV writing and interview skills workshop from recruitment experts
- Social and networking events including the annual YES Barbecue and Christmas quiz
The YES has grown significantly over the past few months as more young engineers learn the value of being part of the network. As a volunteer society, YES is always looking for new and creative ways to support the profession and pipeline of young engineering talent coming through our university system.
We look forward to working with our new supporters to continue adding to our programme of events. Here are some of the ways you (or your company) can get involved:
- Have you worked on an interesting or innovative project that you could showcase to young engineers through a site visit or presentation?
- Do you have some skills or industry knowledge that you would be willing to pass on to a group of young engineers through a workshop?
- Would you be interested in joining our committee to help grow our pipeline of events?
- Has your company considered purchasing a table at our annual ball?
The most valuable part of the Young Engineers Society is being a part of it. If you would like to support the work of the Young Engineers Society or get involved as a volunteer please contact Dave Linehan, YES Chairman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with the YES via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you!http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2017/09/02/young-engineers-need-support/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/yes-2016.pnghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/yes-2016-300x300.pngNews