Young Professionals Committee

The Committee

The Cymru Wales CIHT Young Professional Committee (YPC) has recently been set up with the primary aim of representing the interests of younger members of the Institution.
The group is made up of young professionals in the highways and transportation industry who work together to promote their professions to the next generation as well as provide a voice to the current younger generation within the field. The committee meets once every 2-3 months and organises a range of events throughout the year. 
 

The Members

Gwyn Jones
Nikhaela King
 

Aims and Objectives of the Young Professional Committee

The YPC has the following aims:
To represent the views and act as a voice for Younger Members of the Institution;
To promote the Institution as a professional body;
Provide a varied range of CPD and social events to allow opportunities to meet and network with fellow young professionals;
To assist transport planners and engineers in the early stages of their career, through professional development, in order to achieve qualified status; and
To encourage new members into the institution by promoting the benefits of joining CIHT and providing opportunities for young members to network with fellow young professionals.
 

Forthcoming Events

We are aiming to hold a number of informal get-togethers this year to provide the opportunity for younger members to meet, both for general networking and to exchange views and ideas. We are also looking to organise a series of events regarding routes to Professional Qualifications (C.Eng, I.Eng, EngTech and TPP) and mentoring. Keep an eye on your emails for further details of forthcoming events.
The YPC is not just aimed at Graduates and Planners/Engineers in their first ten years of work. Our aim is to capture the views and opinions of all Transport Professionals up to the age of 35 (although there is no strict cut-off for “Young”...!), so please get involved! 
If you have comments or suggestions for future events or would like to join the committee please contact Daniel McCool or any of the other members listed above.
 

Mentoring Support

Mentors can have an important role is supporting candidates with submission for professional qualifications. Ideally mentors will be from the potential candidate’s own organisation. However, CIHT Cymru Wales may be able to assist in finding a Mentor to assist and support candidates with their submission.
 
Areas of support and assistance that could be provided by Professional Reviewers include:
Assistance with the structure and format of submissions;
Provision of a degree of challenge to the report submission, project synopsis and other content; or
Assistance with preparation for the formal interview stage. 
A mentor must not contribute to any content in the report submission or be involved in the assessment process of the candidate being supported.
 
If a candidate does not have mentor support in their own organisation and is seeking support then CIHT headquarters in Britannia Walk should be contacted in the first instance, please email education@ciht.org.uk