The 2nd September saw the Young Person’s annual conference take place. Over 140 young aerospace professionals gathered early for a full day of activities. The theme for the day was all about ‘Stepping up to Management’ and the aim was to deliver quality content to develop the young professionals in their future careers regardless of which sector in the industry they may find themselves in.

There were plenary sessions with audience participation actively encouraged, delivered by a variety of guest speakers. Around midday the conference split into workshops to discuss professional development, networking and personal behavior & attitudes in the work place. The day concluded with two career stories leaving the young delegates truly inspired for moving forward in their careers.

A massive thank you goes to the sponsor of the event – Willis Lease Finance Corporation who enabled the day to happen. Also to all the speakers who gave up their time alongside Past President Jenny Body for being MOC for the event. Finally, a thank you to all the attendees whom the Young Person’s Committee would love to welcome back to their future events including next year’s conference.

Kathryn Law on behalf of the RAeS Young Persons Committee


23 September 2016