About NI YGN

Who We Are...

  • The YGN is the young members' branch of the Nuclear Institute (click here to meet the committee). Members of the Nuclear Institute who are 36-years-old or under automatically join the YGN.
  • The YGN has been in existence for 20 years and currently consists of over 660 members.
  • The YGN benefits individuals and the wider industry through promoting communication, collaboration and professional development in this country and around the world.

Our Objectives...

  • Advancing the understanding of nuclear energy to younger people within and outside the nuclear industry.
  • Supporting those new to the nuclear industry by providing interesting and engaging career and personal development opportunities.
  • Attracting and supporting members by helping them gain access to the skills, knowledge, events and relationships they need for personal and career development.
  • Contribute to the future of a successful nuclear industry by promoting best practice and high standards of professionalism.
  • Advancing knowledge of the Nuclear Delta and encouraging its implementation.

Benefits of Involvement...

Career Development

  • Increase your knowledge of nuclear industry technologies, sectors and organisations.
  • Develop competencies towards professional registration and recognition of your nuclear professionalism.
  • Attend events and training programmes.
  • Meet peers and expand your network.

Personal Development

  • Develop a whole host of other skills including event organisation, business and financial management, marketing, coaching & mentoring.
  • Develop the relationships that will shape the future of both your career and the industry.

Benefits for Employers

  • Development of staff through high value training and cross sector learning.
  • Raise your company profile and its commitment to high standards of nuclear professional practice.
  • Development of staff towards professional membership of the NI, including assessment against the Nuclear Delta® - the standard of professionalism in the nuclear sector.
  • Supports future competitiveness through development of personal networks, capability and in-house expertise.

Benefits of Membership...

  • Discounted attendance at our industry-renowned events.
  • Nuclear Future journal sent to you in the post (bi-monthly).
  • Access to the Nuclear Institute online portal (www.nuclearinst.com).
  • Access to YGN volunteering opportunities & mentoring.
  • Apply to have your nuclear professionalism recognised through professional membership of the Nuclear Institute and chartered status with the Engineering and Science Council.


NI YGN PrizeNI YGN Excellence Prize

The YGN provides support to young professionals working across the nuclear industry by offering training, networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities. Through the hard work and dedication of our volunteer base, the YGN is able to run an ever-increasing range of events for young professionals and also undertakes an outreach programme of education and training initiatives.  This involves going to schools and universities to talk about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and career paths within the nuclear industry. The YGN is grateful to our volunteer’s employers and our sponsors as without their support we would not be able to deliver such a broad and exciting programme; a programme which helps to provide a resource for the future of our industry.
Alys Gardner, YGN Chair 2016