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The Young Person's Committee

Aerospace talks     |     Skills workshops     |     Industry visits     |     Competitions     |     Podcast

Who are we?

We’re a group of students and young professionals based in Southampton who organise aerospace lectures, industry skills workshops and competitions for the local Solent engineering community.


Why join?

As well as having a great insight into the aerospace
industry, the YPC is the perfect opportunity to develop professional skills as part of a motivated and friendly team!


Who can join?

Whether you’re an engineer or just have a passion for aerospace and want to get involved in the industry—anyone can join! We welcome any student or young professional within the Solent district.

Events can be viewed on the Lectures page.

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Previous Lectures & Events

5th December 2022

Careers Workshop - Young Person's Committee

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Join us for a careers themed workshop consisting of three 20 min talks about how hiring works in the aerospace industry and what to expect when applying.


We’re happy to receive:

· Nicholas Davies - RAeS Careers

 “How to Make an Ideal CV”

· Andy Gardner - Careers Consultant, FEPS, 37 years’ experience  as a careers adviser, writer and lecturer.

“Tackling the Aero and Astro Labour Market”

· Matthew Hastings - University of Southampton Aero/Astro Graduate

“Applications, Interviews and Assessment Days”


This event will be held in Room 07/ 3037 at the University of Southampton.

Guarantee your spot by signing up!

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18:00 - Event starts

Venue: Building 07 / 3027

19th November 2022

Young Person's Committee

Aerochallenge 2022

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Sign up for this year's Young Person's Committee Aerochallenge Competition!

Join us in a fun afternoon and compete for prizes as well as the chance to attend the national finals! We'll also have free pizza for all participants.

You can sign-up individually or as a team (3-5 people)

Room 46/3001


15th March 2022

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Online Lecture
Young Person's Committe

My experience in the Aerospace industry

Anthony Jones – Firmware Engineer at Airbus

We are delighted to welcome Anthony Jones to present about his career so far, in particular, his time spent working at Faraday Predictive and Airbus.

Anthony is a University of Warwick graduate and did his dissertation on “Signal detection in a 5G Environment using Neural Networks “.

He also completed an industrial placement year as a Software Engineering Intern for Airbus Defence and Space where he now works as a Graduate Firmware Engineer. 

Event Poster can be found here

18:00 - Lecture starts

Copyright: QinetiQ

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Sophie Harker

Senior Engineer - Flight Control Systems

BAE Systems

Date: 21st October 2021 at 6:00 PM

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