CILT - Young Professionals

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Chairman: Emma Ross CMILT 

The Young Professionals Forum (YPF) is an inclusive forum aimed at CILT members aged 35 and under


Our Aims are to: 

  • Provide opportunities for professional development
  • Provide opportunities for networking
  • Engage new and existing members
  • Provide a voice back into the industry

Our Key Principles are:

  • Promote the benefits of being a member of CILT and the Young Professionals Forum
  • Generate new interest and involvement
  • Be approachable, adaptable and explore new opportunities

“CILT has supported me to develop my career in transport from a graduate to an experienced transport professional, through skills development, CPD opportunities including regular evening events and the annual Young Professionals Conference, and by enabling me to network with a vast range of professionals from across the breadth of logistics and transport. As a member of the YPF I have had the opportunity to meet other young professionals and leading industry figures from across logistics and transport.  I have been able to develop, expand and hone my organisational and management skills as part of the organising group for the annual CILT YP Conference and, more recently, as a member of the Scottish National CILT Committee.  Gaining my chartered membership was an excellent way to demonstrate and gain recognition of the skills I have developed through my involvement with the CILT and the YPF.  The standing of CMILT in the profession has assisted me in securing promoted posts within the local government sector.”  

Colin Young CMILT, YPF member


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Logistics & Transport Focus Magazine – YPF Special Issue

Our October 2016 issue saw our first ever Young Professionals’ special issue of Logistics & Transport Focus and, due to popular demand, this will be back again in our Sept 2017 issue to coincide with the new academic year. If you are a young professional and would like your voice heard in this issue, please contact the editor, Anthony Kendrick. If you are an academic institute looking to advertise your courses, or a company looking to hire recent graduates, please contact sales manager, Nicky Peacock.

Are you on social media? Tweet us at @ciltuk or post with #YPFspecial to get involved and start a conversation.

Young Railway Professionals

Young Railway Professionals is a special interest group which may also appeal to our CILT members who are railway specialists.

The Young Railway Professionals have come to together through the younger members' sections of the Rail Engineers Forum (REF), which is comprised of the Institution of Railway Operators (IRO), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE), Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), Permanent Way Institution (PWI) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). We do however welcome people who are looking to build a career in the Railway, with no formal institute affiliation.


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