Young Professionals Affinity Group2019-09-01T12:29:07+00:00

Young Professionals Affinity Group

Welcome to the IEEE UK and Ireland Young Persons Affinity Group.

IEEE UK and Ireland Young Professionals (UK & I YP) is an affinity group for electrical, electronics, software and computer systems engineers that have graduated in the last decade. The first ten years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. IEEE UK&I YP a professional network that assists with transitioning from university into the professional world.

UK & I YP has a very wide reach with over 6,000 members and as the name suggests covers England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Like many other affiliate groups, we place a strong focus on the three main areas; 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.

An important part of running any successful event is ensuring that the events are publicised as widely as possibly to ensure maximum attendance.  The UK&I YP intends to use both email and social media to communicate with and encourage attendance of members.

As well as hosting our own events, we welcome 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.

If you would like to contribute to an event in any form please do contact the YP Committee.

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Chapter Committee

Noel Gomes
Noel GomesAffinity Group Chair

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

109, 2019

WESYP 2019 – Early Bird Registrations Extended to 5th September 2019 & Travel Grant Support Available

We are delighted to announce that early bird registrations for the West Europe Student and Young Professional Congress (WESYP) 2019 in Glasgow, UK from 19 to 21 September have been extend to 5th September 2019. Travel grant support is also available.

2704, 2019

IEEE UK & Ireland YP Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium 2018 Evening Report

The YP Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium was a single day event that gave the opportunity to early STEM researchers, especially PGRs (PhD and MPhil), to present their research, receive feedback and explore the possibilities of turning research to enterprise. The symposium was open to professionals and students and accepted submissions of posters, papers and research to enterprise pitches.

2207, 2018

Young Professionals Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium – Call for Papers

The IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals and the University of Chester are collaborating together to organise a 2-day Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium for 28th and 29th November 2018 at the University of Chester. 

1111, 2017

Event Review – IEEE Young Professionals Halloween Party at the IEEE SENSORS Conference

The IEEE Young Professionals Halloween Party was held during the IEEE SENSORS Conference on 30th Oct 2017 in Glasgow, UK. IEEE Young Professionals at the IEEE Sensors Council brings together over 100 young professionals in the fields of sensors, building bridges between young researchers and fellows.

2810, 2017

Event Review – Young Professionals Professional Development & Networking Evening

PDnet was organised by the IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals, in collaboration with the IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter at the University of Manchester on 14th September 2017. Over 25 young professionals (including current post- grads students, recent graduates and young professionals) and established professionals from various academic and industry related disciplines across the UK were in attendance.