All You Need to Know About the Young Engineer Programme 2024 Announcement Event

Put this date in your diary: 28th September 2023. That’s when you’ll want to get yourself to London to attend the Young Engineers event you’ve been waiting for. It’s when Young ICorr – the Institute of Corrosion’s section dedicated to student and young engineers (and by young, we mean those in the first 10 years of their engineering career) – unveil the Young Engineer Programme (YEP) 2024.

This event is where you’ll get to hear from the horses’ mouths about what difference YEP can make. Previous YEP participants and winners will be attending – ask them anything you wish!

I got to play so many different roles that I simply would not get exposure to during my usual day job. I felt like a leader, a follower, a technical consultant, and a salesman. The value of the programme was really demonstrated to me through the opportunity to play these roles.” – Jamie Hillier (Subsea Senior Engineer, Exodus Group)

Here’s what you need to know about this event.

What Is YEP?

Ok, you’ll find out more at the YEP 2024 Announcement Event, but here’s a brief rundown:

  • It’s specifically designed for corrosion practitioners at the early stage of their careers. Whilst it is called the Young Engineer Programme you don’t need a degree to take part – you just need to be working in a corrosion-related role.
  • It includes a series of lectures covering a range of topics.
  • Delegates are divided into teams, and each team will present solutions to a real-life case study.
  • The winning team receive an all-expenses paid trip to the AMPP Annual Conference & Expo in the United States.

(You can read more about the YEP in our blog ‘A Case Study for All Young Corrosion Engineers – It Could Be You’.)

This is world-leading training for engineers. The series of lectures will cover topics that include:

  • Basic corrosion
  • Welding
  • Materials
  • Coatings
  • Painting, fire protection and linings
  • Cathodic protection
  • Chemical treatments
  • Presentation skills

Moreover, these lectures are presented by recognised leading lights from industry and academia. Not only do delegates have the opportunity to broaden their network among their peers, but they also get to learn from (and be mentored by) respected industry authorities.

And you can be sure that learning will be relevant to current industry research, trends, and latest industry needs. For example, while we can’t say too much at this stage, you can certainly expect that Offshore Wind and Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) will be on the agenda in some of the lectures

(Teaser: see our article ‘Why is Cathodic Protection a Big Deal?’ – and while on the subject of FOW, don’t forget we will be exhibiting at Floating Offshore Wind 2023.)

It was an eye-opening experience. I have learned from Subject Matter Experts in the industry, made fantastic friends along the way, and gained new and exciting opportunities through the programme.” – Izabela Gajewska (Corrosion Engineer, Intertek P&IA)

What is the YEP Announcement Event?

The YEP Announcement Event is the official opening of YEP 2024. We’ll discuss the programme syllabus in detail, with three talks designed to provide you with all the information you need to decide whether YEP 2024 is for you, and how to register.

After being welcomed by James McGladdery, Chair of Young ICorr, we’ll settle into the formal part of the evening:

  • Anthony Setiadi, organizer of past YEPs, will present on the history of YEP
  • Danny Burkle (Chair of ICorr’s Corrosion Engineering Division), and Praveena Nanthakumaran (a Young ICorr Committee member) will talk about their experiences as previous YEP winners

But it’s not all formalities. You’ll get the chance to network with like-minded people, and snacks and refreshments will be laid on, too.

When and Where Is the YEP 2024 Announcement Event?

We’ve reserved plenty of space for this event at The Corner London City, 42 Adler St, London E1 1EE. Only five minutes’ walk from Aldgate East underground station, and 20 minutes from Liverpool Street station, this venue is ideal for an event that will be informative while presenting an opportunity for relaxed networking.

We start the formal part of the evening at 6:30pm, though doors open from 6pm.

How Much Does the Yep Announcement Event Cost?

It’s free!

All you need to do is reserve a spot for the evening using this link:

Register Me as an Attendee at the YEP 2024 Announcement Event

Then simply turn up with your eTicket. Couldn’t be easier.