The railway is a complex system with a vast network of different stakeholders. Each year, the Young Engineers and Apprentices Railway Seminar (YEARS) provides those new to the industry with the opportunity early in their careers to make sense of this confusing system and its constituent parts, network with peers from other stakeholders and foster a more collaborative approach to solving problems in the future.
The theme in 2019 is ‘delivering a sustainable railway’. Rail travel may be seen as a more environmentally-friendly mode of transportation, however there are major challenges to overcome in order not only to reduce emissions and protect the environment, but also to make the supply chain more sustainable and competitive.
The drive for sustainability lies at the very heart of the industry’s forward planning and informs decisions made at every stage of the process. It is therefore vital that tomorrow’s industry leaders gather the relevant knowledge and connections early on in their careers. YEARS 2019 will explore the principal challenges and delve into some of the projects already underway to make the industry more environmentally sustainable, more efficient and more competitive for the benefit of future customers.
As a platform to learn more about the railway industry through a range of presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops and invaluable networking opportunities – at very affordable prices – there is no better event than YEARS.
Theme 1 – Sustainability in operations and the supply chain
Theme 2 – Developing sustainable infrastructure
Theme 3 – Ensuring sustainability in rolling stock
Theme 4 – Equipping the engineers of the future to meet the challenge
Presentation and workshop topics include:
- Sustainability from a strategic standpoint
- Discontinuous electrification
- Sustainability in the supply chain
- Predictive maintenance
- Hydrogen trains
- Hybrid diesel / battery powered trains
- Management for engineers
- Professional registration and career advancement
Attendees from previous events included representatives from:
|Abellio Greater Anglia
Eurostar International Ltd
First TransPennine Express
Frazer Nash Consultancy
Furrer & Frey GB Ltd
Hitachi Rail Europe
Plasser Machinery Parts & Services Ltd
Rail Delivery Group
Reading Train Care Depot
South Western Railway
Taylor Airey Limited
Transport for London
University of Sheffield
Delegate feedback from the last year's Young Engineers and Apprentices Railway Seminar:
"A fantastic overview of rolling stock challenges, new systems and industry trends. A great opportunity to meet other young engineers in the sector".
Graduate Engineer, Atkins
"The speakers and activities were really engaging! I got to network with people I wouldn't have met if not for this event."
Gradute Electrical Engineer, Network Rail
"Really interesting and well structured conference, with a great range of speakers."
Graduate Analyst, RSSB
Early Bird discount ends on 13 September 2019
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Accommodation and catering arrangements:
Registration fees include access to all sessions, site visits, lunch on both days and a networking dinner at the end of Day 1. More information will be added here in due course regarding separate booking for accommodation.