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.
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.
A group of 20 Victorian Young Pipeliners’ Forum members were privileged to attend an overnight tour of Western Victoria in late July 2013, which saw the group visit Atlas Steels’ steel manufacturing facility in Brooklyn and a detailed tour of the Iona gas facility in Port Campbell.
The group was first taken to Atlas Steels’ steel manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, western Melbourne, where they were treated to a detailed presentation on steel manufacturing by industry expert John Piper. Mr Piper flew down from Brisbane to deliver his presentation, which was gratefully received by the group. Read more.
On Friday the 21st of June forty members of the Qld YPF met to test their skills and athleticism in the annual mid-year Strike Bowling Competition. This year the sell-out event implemented a twist on the sport, by having attendees bowl under assumed identities such as superheroes, supervillains, movie stars, and Simpsons characters. Read more.
The launch event brought together the mentoring pairs, sponsors, mentoring champions and the program coordinators at the European Bier Café in the City. This year the Ready for Work Program have 75 enthusiastic participants, together they make a great blend of disciplines, background and interests. Read more.
Thursday May 23rd saw the WA YPF stage a return of their wildly successful 2009 Supa Golf Championship on the luscious fairways of the Oasis Supa Golf Resort, Swan Valley. A new and exciting twist was added to this year’s event with all golfers invited to attend as their favourite superhero. 25 golfers representing 9 companies including; WDS, APA Group, Atteris, OSD Pipelines, Pipeline Integrity, NACAP, Enerflex, DBP and Monadelphous KT competed in an Ambrose style competition. Read more.
On Friday the 3rd of May, Enerflex invited the Qld YPF group to South Bank in Brisbane to enjoy a networking evening and a presentation on the types of compression currently being applied by the CSG industry in Queensland. This passionate presentation not only outlined the processes that the Qld CSG companies are utilising, buy also why this option is being selected, the benefits of utilisation, and why what we are doing in Qld is unique in the world. Read more.