YEN celebrates first Careers Day

Event was followed by YEN Gala attended by more than 220 young engineers

Left to right: Samreet Singh, CIBSE Ireland YEN vice-chair; Gemma Taylor, CIBSE YEN Global chair; Ryan Loney, CIBSE Ireland YEN chair; and Nizam Ahmed, CIBSE UAE YEN chair

CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) hosted their first ever Careers Networking Day in October, to help support and boost the careers of student, graduate and apprentice engineers.

The event, which took place at Park Row, London, saw 13 engineering companies and employers come together to share information about their work and the opportunities they offer to graduates and early years engineers.

The young engineers benefited from the opportunity to speed network with employers, build their soft skills, hear from sector leaders and engage with the YEN Global committee.

The event was followed by the YEN Gala, attended by more than 220 young engineers, which featured an immersive DC Universe-inspired evening celebrating all young engineering heroes.

Linking to the CIBSE 125th anniversary theme, Gemma Taylor, YEN Global chair, called guests to ‘inspire the next generation of climate heroes.’ She said: ‘We are the next generation of engineers; we are the ones who will engineer our future and fight the climate crisis and without us, the industry could not evolve and grow.’

YEN is a growing global community of engineers in the first 10 years of their career, coming together to share ideas.

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