Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands YPN

Welcome to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands YPN page

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) was set up to develop the skills and energy sector knowledge of professionals in the early stages of their career. Delivering a tailored program of events throughout the year, the YPN empowers young professionals to Learn, Network and Grow.

The YPN events provide young professionals with the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts, discussing key topics relevant to the energy industry in the North East of Scotland as well as on a global scale.

The majority of YPN events are free to attend, with the exception of the Annual Dinner & Dance which is provided at a reduced rate for Energy Institute members.

To hear event updates from the EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands YPN subscribe to the mailing list here. You can also:

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Forthcoming events in 2021:

Annual General Meeting15 September
Webinar on the Blue Economy Summer
Webinar on Energy Production BasicsAutumn
Webinar on the Economics of RenewablesAutumn

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email ypnaberdeen@energyinst.org.

Yash Bajoria
Position: Vice Chair

Lois Knowles
Position: Treasurer

Irina Bonavino
Position: Chair

Jolanda Cameron
Position: Secretary

Events and training

Aberdeen YPN AGM 2021

5:30 - 6:30 UK time, live webinar. This event is free to attend but registration is required.

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Publications and documents

Partners and sponsors

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Latest news

Latest from Generation 2050: podcasts, round tables and COP26

Young professionals from across the energy system are embarking on a year-long campaign to have their voices heard by industry and political leaders in the run-up to COP26, as part of the Energy Institute’s Generation 2050 initiative.  Building on publication of the Generation 2050 Manifesto at...

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Energy transition centre stage at North East of Scotland events

Is it too late to stop Armageddon? This was the provocative title of this year’s James Attwood Memorial Lecture given by Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, Chair of the Climate Group in November.Speaking at the Town House in Inverness, MacNaughton analysed what governments, businesses and the financial sec...

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‘A modern, diverse energy mix requires a modern, diverse workforce’ says EI President Elect Steve Holliday

The ‘fundamental link’ between tackling climate change and ensuring women are on a level footing with men in the energy sector was at the heart of the speech made by EI President Elect Steve Holliday FREng FEI to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Branch annual dinner in May.Addressing the audience...

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Government, industry and media speakers headline in Aberdeen

Speakers from the worlds of government, industry and the media joined members of the EI’s Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch for their 30th annual flagship event in May.The annual dinner heard from Faroe Petroleum CEO Graham Stewart, who gave an inspiring account of perseverance and overcoming t...

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Essar Oil’s Essar semi-submersible drilling rig in the Cromarty Firth has ...

Essar Oil’s Essar semi-submersible drilling rig in the Cromarty Firth has been reactivated by Global Resources Engineering Project Services Division, a division of Aberdeen and Highland based oil services company Global Resources, under a contract valued at more than $50mn. The rig had been cold sta...

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