Young Rail Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 as a networking organisation with a specific aim of promoting the railway industry as a great place to work and to inspire and develop the next generation of railway talent. YRP brings together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing or human relations. YRP is open to any young rail professional.
To inspire their members and enhance their careers, YRP delivers Networking and Development opportunities including technical seminars, presentations, site visits and socials. They also collaborate closely with several other professional institutions to regularly run joint events and initiatives. They also run an award-winning Rail Ambassador programme, providing opportunities for our members to visit schools, colleges and universities to attract the next generation into this dynamic industry.
YRP delivers these activities nationwide through seven regional committees, led by a national executive. The committees are led entirely by young volunteers from within the rail industry.
YRP is free to join and they do not charge for any of their professional development events or ambassador activities.
Visit the YRP website to view a list of their upcoming events.