Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE) was inaugurated in 2018 with the primary aim of closing the generational skills gap within the pipeline industry at a time when many companies have abolished their graduate training schemes. Targeted towards a membership base of young engineers entering the industry, YPPE serves to broaden knowledge and experience via live physical demonstrations, online content and creating an excellent networking platform. Steered by well-respected veteran pipeliners looking to give something back, YPPE provides opportunities for young pipeliners to learn from experts and peers alike and encourages more active participation within the industry. The industry recognizes that it needs to do more to encourage top engineering talent into the field.
This presentation will focus on the benefits of establishing a young professionals network for pipeliners across Europe and draw upon the successful models created by other YPP networks around the world.