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The IET’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) was created to help inspire, inform and influence the global community of young professional engineers and technicians. To ensure that the institution remains relevant in the future, we need to support and promote technological innovation that meets the needs of society.

The committee is made up of thirteen volunteers from all over the world, who meet up six times a year, working on projects that are focused on the wants and needs of young professionals from a PEI (professional engineering institution). The meetings take place both virtually and in person, giving committee members the opportunity to collaborate and network with each other.

The goal of the YPC is give young professionals a voice within the IET. Young professionals play a vital role in the IET's wider strategy, so it’s important to ensure that their perspective is heard. The committee also helps with providing opportunities to share their knowledge and experience, not only in the broad sense, but also at a more intimate level.

Some of the projects conceptualized by the committee that have come to fruition have included:

  • Global Hackathon competition
  • Career Mentoring Pilot
  • Contribute to the IET’S 2030 strategy
  • Global Challenge Review
  • Volunteering Career Pathway

So what are we looking for in applications?

As mentioned in the title, we are currently accepting applications for the 2024/2025 session of the YPC. The positions we have available are:

  • Ordinary Member – with a perspective on the region of the United Kingdom (two year term)
  • Ordinary Member – with a perspective on the region of the Americas (two year term)
  • Ordinary Member – with a perspective on the region of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) (two year term)
  • Ordinary Member – with a perspective on the region of South Asia (two year term)
  • Student Representative UK (one year term)
  • Student Representative International (one year term)
  • Apprentice Representative (one year term)

We are looking for individuals with a passion and drive for all things engineering, technology and volunteering. Applicants must be aged between 18 – 30 and be an IET member. It is also preferable to have some previous volunteering experience, however this is not a requirement to apply. As a committee member, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Address important issues affecting young professionals.
  • Serve as an inspirational role model.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • Create engaging content.
  • Improve communication across various platforms.

If you are interest in applying, please send your CV and cover letter to governance@theiet.org. Feel free to share this post with anyone you think would be keen. For more information about the committee, visit https://www.theiet.org/involved/young-professionals/young-professionals-committee/joining-the-ypc or email me at youngprofessionals@theiet.org with any questions!