Ahead of the next edition of the highly successful Young Engineer Programme (YEP), Young ICorr was hosting the YEP announcement event, which took place on 28th September, 2023, at the London Corner City Hotel and was organised by the Young ICorr Industry Representative, Izabela Gajewska, and the Young ICorr Chair, Dr. James McGladdery. The event attendees could learn about the history of YEP from Dr. Anthony Setiadi, who was actively involved in organising previous YEP editions, meet previous YEP participants, including the winners of previous YEP editions, and hear about reflections, learnings, and the approach to solving the programme’s case study from the winner of the 2018 YEP edition and current Chair of the ICorr Corrosion Engineering Division, Dr. Danny Burkle, as well as the winner of the 2020 YEP and the Young ICorr member, Praveena Nanthakumaran. The event provided a great opportunity for networking and finding out more about the YEP 2024 syllabus.
The Institute of Corrosion’s Young Engineer’s Programme is a best-in-class training course aimed at engineers, scientists, and technicians in their early career stages looking to enhance their skills in the field of corrosion.
YEP 2024 will be based in London, UK, although open to all able to travel and consist of monthly evening lectures from January to October. Delegates will also participate in a team-based case study that will test their acquired technical knowledge throughout the programme. The case study will be presented in November as a team in front of a panel of experienced judges with the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the USA.
The objectives of the YEP programme are to:
• Introduce the fundamental topics of corrosion and materials,
• Broaden the participants’ views and knowledge by passing on some of the experiences from the more established members,
• Create a network of younger engineers and establish contact points,
• Facilitate the integration between younger and senior ICorr members, and
• Support young engineers with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
For more information about the Young Engineer Programme, please head to: www.icorr.org/young_engineer_programme