Young Rail Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 to promote, inspire and develop the next generation of railway talent. YRP brings together people from all aspects of the industry, whether they are involved in engineering, asset management, train operations, strategic planning, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing or human relations. We are open to any early career rail professional.
To enhance and inspire our members, YRP delivers a programme of networking and professional development events across the country, including technical seminars, presentations, site visits and socials. We work closely with a number of professional institutions, running regular events with the Railway Study Association, Institute of Railway Operators and Women in Rail. A full list of our collaborators can be found here. We also run a Rail Ambassadors programme with STEMnet, providing opportunities for our members – now totalling over 6,000 – to visit schools, colleges and universities to attract the next generation into this dynamic industry.