Above: A group from Lendlease were among the 200-plus attendees at our first annual YP Dinner in Sydney.
Melbourne Cup Day 2017 threw up the youngest ever winner and trainer – and in keeping with that theme, the ‘youngsters’ of the infrastructure industry met in Sydney on Cup Night for our first ever RA Young Professionals Annual Dinner and Award presentation.
The sell-out event drew over 200 young professionals (under 35s), who got some great career-building tips and inspiration from our guest speaker, Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Steve Troughton.
The Dinner also featured the announcement of the winner of our first annual Young Professionals Award. Out of a total of 22 fantastic nominations, the jury awarded the prize to Elouise Robinson, who is a graduate highway engineer with Arcadis.
Thanks to our event sponsor, Arup, and the RA Fellowship Council for helping put this tremendous event together.
Like our Fellows Program, the Young Professionals networking initiative has quickly gathered momentum. We'll be looking to build on that momentum next year with more events across the country - so watch this space.
Right: Transport for NSW Deputy-Secretary, Steve Troughton, shares some career lessons. Below: Our inaugural Young Professionals Award winner, Elouise Robinson (right) with RA Fellowship Councillor, Nina Kilpinen, and Steve.