Young Energy Professionals
The Australian Institute of Energy encourages the formation of Young Energy Professional groups affiliated with its regional Branches.
The Young Energy Professionals movement recognises the importance of younger members to the future of the energy industry and the Institute. The movement aims to help younger professionals in their career development and to foster future industry leaders. The emphasis is on networking, and personal and professional development within the broader context of an interest in energy issues.
The movement originated in Sydney but there are now active YEP groups associated with most AIE Branches.
Who qualifies as a YEP?
YEPs are AIE members under 35 years of age with a keen interest in the energy industry. Attendance at YEP functions is not restricted by these criteria and non‐members and older AIE members are encouraged to attend. Within the AIE, YEPs can be individual members of any grade, including Graduate or Student Grades, or Corporate Member Representatives, and have all the rights and privileges of membership of the Institute.
An email contact list of non‐members interested YEP activities is maintained so they can be advised of up‐coming YEP functions. However, non‐members attending YEP functions do not benefit from discounts, subsidies and other privileges of AIE membership such as eligibility to apply for the Youth Travel Scholarship.
For details and application forms for AIE Membership, click here
What do YEPs do?
YEP groups are formed and driven by motivated individuals with a willingness to volunteer and provide leadership. They are supported by established AIE Branches with experience in event organisation. A small working group is needed to establish and manage a YEP.
Based on the model established by Sydney, YEPs can have a diverse range of goals including:
- Encouraging discussion on energy issues
- Providing networking opportunities for young energy professionals
- Creating a platform for continuous learning and career development
- Offering interesting and relevant events for professional and personal development
Some examples of successful events include:
- Seminars on state, national and international energy policy and energy developments
- Workshops on problem solving, communications, effective writing, and personal finance
- Plant visits
- Social functions such as ‘Power of Networking’ Cocktails
More about YEPs
Visit the Young Energy Professional Group pages for your Branch listed above and read the Guidelines for Young Energy Professional Groups (YEPs)