Young Rail Professionals, Manchester, April 2022

April 27, 2022

It was great to have been invited to Young Rail Professionals dinner as a guest of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) table in Manchester last Thursday. It was the first time that this event has been held since before COVID-19. There were therefore 3 years of celebrations to condense into one night and a palpable sense of 2019 energy in the room from the 500 attendees!

Figure 1: CILT attendees at Young Rail Professionals. This is slightly blurry since it was taken at the end of the evening.

The event had a keynote from the CEO of HS2 who outlined his career journey which was helpful to understand the different and varied career paths available in the transport industry.

Figure 2: Mark Thurston’s HS2 career

I loved this way of representing career and think it’s a very succinct way of displaying a varied and versatile career.

The awards ceremony highlighted the achievements of the up and coming talent in the railway industry followed by music until 3 am, truly 2019 vibes. It is definitely an event to attend for your 2023 diary!

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