The Young Pipeliners Forum has started a LinkedIn Group to encourage discussion and interaction between YPF members nationwide. The LinkedIn group is being managed by a subcommittee, Ian Spence, Susan Jaques, Andriy Dubyk and Katy Whiting.
Click here to visit and join the group.
On the 13th of March the South Australian YPF group assembled at the Adelaide Hilton for a ‘question and answer’ panel forum, taking advantage of the many industry experts in Adelaide for the AS2885.1 committee meeting. Read more.
The WA YPF kicked off the first of the festive season’s “YPF Christmas Drinks”, with the Queensland and New South Wales committees following suit over the coming weeks. This event is always widely anticipated and well attended and this year was no different. Held at the Raffles Bar, overlooking the Swan River, with the office towers of Perth in the distance it provides a great backdrop for a Christmas catch up with industry colleagues. Read more.
Networking, knowledge sharing, youth development and political insight… That was the order of the day at the recent Qld YPF’s October event held at Shadow Lounge on 31 October, which was kindly sponsored by Origin Energy, APA Group, and PIPEd.
The October YPF event saw a unique networking opportunity bringing together over 80 members of the YPF, YEP (Young Energy Professionals) and participants in the inaugural Ready For Work Mentoring Program in Qld. Read more.
The Victorian YEP/YPF Ready for Work Mentoring Program came to close on Tuesday evening with a celebration at the European Bier Café in Melbourne.
Guest speakers from the Program sponsors, SP AusNet and the APA Group, gave a broad perspective of working within the energy and pipeline industry and opportunities available to students and young professionals. Jimmy Stojkovski, a graduate at SP AusNet gave a reflection of going through the graduate recruitment process and his experiences in his new role at SP AusNet. Human Resource Managers from both organisations (Sarah Kennard and Geoff Robbins from SP AusNet and APA Group respectively) provided an insight to what employers are looking for in a candidate, along with some dos and don’ts when going through the job hunting process. Craig Bonar, the East Coast Engineering Manager from APA Group finished off the speeches with what attributes a quality employee demonstrates and what a manager can expect from his employees. An engaging panel discussion ensued as program participants asked questions of the guest speakers. Read more.