Young Professionals Programme at SESKO

SESKO's Young Professionals (YP) programme is aimed at upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers employed by industry working in the field of electrotechnology. SESKO’s objective is to discover potential young experts and then expose them further to international standardization.

The programme helps participants develop skills to enable them to have a strong influencing role when representing Finland at regional and international levels. Taking part in the YP programme a participant gains not only experience but also a wide international network with other experts and organizations involved in standardization.

The requirements for potential YP candidate:

  • some experience of standards development or of using standards in the context of conformity assessment.
  • aged early 20s to mid-30s.
  • works for a business, industry, association, education body or government body that is using, benefiting from or contributing to the IEC's work.

SESKO reaches out to potential YPs most effectively via our stakeholders such as our member communities and TC participants. We endeavour to always welcome new experts and to familiarize them with standardization and are also willing to offer them personal guidance when required.

For more information on our YP programme, please contact Pia Rouste at SESKO.

IEC Young Professionals workshop in Frankfurt 2016

In 2016 SESKO chose Lauri Holopainen, a student at Metropolia, and Riikka Liedes, a technical specialist at The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Finland STUL, to attend the Young Professionals workshop organised alongside the IEC General Meeting.

The aim of the IEC Young Professionals programme is to find young experts to get them engaged in and committed to international standardization. Through the programme the participants not only gain experience but also a wide international contact network of other experts and organisations involved in standardization. In line with the rules of the programme, SESKO can annually appoint two prospective participants for the IEC Young Professionals workshop, and so far, altogether ten young professionals from SESKO have taken part.

IEC YP 600 leveäIEC Young Professionals 2016 Frankfurt

SESKO Young Professionals

The SESKO Young Professionals group assembles annually. The purpose of the meetings is to share standardization experiences and topical information, but also network with other experts actively taking part in standardization. At the same time, the new participants get valuable last minute tips for the IEC YP workshop.

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