About NI YGN

Who We Are...

  • The YGN is the young members' branch of the Nuclear Institute. 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.
Meet the committee here!


This year, the YGN is excited to launch Strategy2020! We’ve refreshed our vision, mission and objectives so we can continue to support and nurture the UK’s younger generation into becoming the world’s leading nuclear workforce. By encouraging our younger members to act as nuclear ambassadors, through attracting talented young people and by providing opportunities for professional growth, we aim to play a key role in building a nuclear sector that the UK as a whole can be proud of. If the YGN’s new strategy excites you too, why not get in touch to find out how you can help us accomplish our mission!


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 Prizes

NI YGN Prize   NI YGN Excellence Prize


Message from the Chair

"The YGN provides support to young professionals and new entrants to the nuclear industry by offering networking, training, and business and personal development opportunities.  Through our Strategic Committee and our extremely dedicated and hard-working volunteers, the YGN runs and ever-expanding annual programme of events and undertake an ambitious charitable outreach programme, including education and training initiatives.  This includes engagement with schools, colleges and universities to talk about STEM and careers paths within the nuclear industry, as well as supporting and attending STEM events.  The YGN is grateful to all our sponsors and the employers of all of our volunteers – without their support we would not be able to engage so fully with our YGN community and to promote our industry to the next generation of leaders and experts."

Michael Bray, YGN Chair 2018