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Welcome to the Northern Ireland YPN branch page

Welcome to the Northern Ireland YPN page.

The Northern Ireland YPN was launched with the aim of adding value to young professionals in the energy industry. YPN events will provide advice on careers and how to get chartered as well as provide a forum for sharing experiences and networking with other young professionals and more senior colleagues.

To hear about upcoming events from the Northern Ireland branch, subscribe to their mailing list here.

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email

Andrew Kirke
Position: Chair


Annual Dinner

Details: The Northern Ireland branch of the Energy Institute (EI) would like to invite you to attend its 58th Annual Dinner, taking place on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

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Publications and documents

Application Form for the EI Award

EI 2017 Annual Dinner Invitation 1

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