Engineering Integrity Society

Young Engineers Forum

EIS Young Engineers Forum

The group aims to facilitate the development of
early-careers engineers, through a combination of technical seminars and webinars, carried out in partnership with a group of highly-respected companies. We also focus on improving soft skills and self-awareness, both vital for the development of a well-rounded professional

knowledge | growth | network

We are committed to supporting early careers professionals in achieving their ambitions. We provide free technical seminars and webinars alongside opportunities to access unique practical experiences. Our team of highly-experienced engineers are also on hand to offer advice and contacts.

"This group has been invaluable. We've had numerous seminars from experts with years of experience, as well as the opportunity to network with other young engineers from a wide range of industries. It's inspired us to share knowledge and learnings, as well as developing working relationships for years to come."
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Jon hewitt
HORIBA-MIRA
"A great way of meeting engineers from across industry, hearing what challenges they face in their work and how some of these have been overcome. The tours were first rate and I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to go on these but for the EIS."
Oliver Greenwood
Oliver Greenwood
Rolls Royce

Future young engineers events

WEBINAR: Improving Performance through Effective Coaching

Date: 2 December 2020 1-2pm Presenter: Dyfrig Jenkins

Summary

The way we work, manage businesses and organisations and lead teams has changed. It’s not likely to return to how it was before. Many people tend to think they’re coaching others when actually they are just telling others what to do, or use ‘coaching’ to get to a pre-determined outcome. Sir John Whitmore, a leading figure in coaching, described coaching as “unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

Content

We’d like you to join us for a 60 minute virtual session to introduce you to this important (if not critical) skill. In ‘Improving Performance through Effective Coaching’ we’ll
• Discuss the principles of coaching in the workplace
• Talk about the ‘belief in human potential’
• Explain how coaching can be the most effective way to maximise your performance
• Share a simple coaching framework
You’ll also have the chance to put questions to the facilitators

Dyfrig Jenkins

Dyfrig has spent over 20 years leading, designing and facilitating management, leadership and organisational development initiatives for highly commercial leading brands such as Thomas Cook, Barclaycard and BGL Group. He has led operational teams and Learning & Development functions, so has first-hand experience of the pressures and rewards of leading in business. Since creating YOU. in 2016, he has worked with a variety of clients including many major brands to provide effective coaching, learning and team development solutions. Insightful, creative and passionate about his work, Dyfrig is an experienced and award-winning business coach. He qualified as an Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2016, is an MBTI Step I, Step II and SHL OPQ 32 practitioner and holds Hogan HDI and HPS accreditations.

Register

Attendance is FREE. Register by emailing info@e-i-s.org.uk

PAST YOUNG ENGINEERS EVENTS

WEBINAR: Feedback That Works

Date: 4 November 2020 1-2pm Presenter: Dyfrig Jenkins

Summary

Everyone needs feedback, most of us want it. But what stops you from giving feedback? Maybe you don’t really know how to do it, perhaps it’s not gone well in the past, you may not want to hurt someone’s feelings or you may be apprehensive about the reaction. How well do you react to feedback when it is given to you? Does your reaction differ depending on who is giving it to you? Why might this be?
The webinar discusses: Why you might react the way you do when you receive it yourself
What feedback really is and why it needs to be an everyday part of our work
A feedback framework, to give you the confidence to give feedback, now and in the future

Dyfrig Jenkins

Dyfrig has spent over 20 years leading, designing and facilitating management, leadership and organisational development initiatives for highly commercial leading brands such as Thomas Cook, Barclaycard and BGL Group. He has led operational teams and Learning & Development functions, so has first-hand experience of the pressures and rewards of leading in business. Since creating YOU. in 2016, he has worked with a variety of clients including many major brands to provide effective coaching, learning and team development solutions. Insightful, creative and passionate about his work, Dyfrig is an experienced and award-winning business coach. He qualified as an Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2016, is an MBTI Step I, Step II and SHL OPQ 32 practitioner and holds Hogan HDI and HPS accreditations.

WEBINAR: The Myth of Accuracy

Date: 22 September, 1-2pm
Presenter: Damian Harty

Summary

There exists a commonly held, if rarely spoken, belief that the usefulness of any predictive model is directly related to its accuracy as measured against the real world.

In a deliberately contentious manner, this belief is tested and found wanting with several examples of real world processes. There is a time when sufficient accuracy is optimum. An approach is described which encourages discernment of optimum accuracy by all involved in the process.

Damian Harty

Damian has a rich history of modelling and discovery through modelling, gained through years of working with a wealth of renowned companies including Ford, Prodrive, Tesla and most recently Byton North America. A published author in multibody modelling, he uses both commercial and classical methods. Areas of expertise include motorcycle stability, handling and durability modelling tool generation along with limit/post-limit control modelling and World Rally Car damper & steering research. Since the start of his early career Damian has strived to be deeply technical and his research allows him to draw conclusions which sometimes counter “prevailing wisdom”. His passion for true all-circumstance autonomous control is infectious and his presentations often leave the audience with a desire to review and question established methodology.

WEBINAR: RLD Collection & Analysis - are you forgetting the basics?

Date: 23 July, 1-2pm Presenter: David Ensor

Summary

This webinar was aimed at those who collect or analyse road load or real life data. It provided a refresher for more experienced engineers or served as an introduction for those new to the field. It can be easy to take the fundamentals for granted and inadvertently make simple mistakes when collecting or analysing data. David addressed the questions you should ask before setting off to collect or analyse hours, or even days, of data, enabling you to produce accurate and valuable results

Content

Several topics were discussed including: Sensor basics - are you using the right sensor to measure what you want? Testing variables – do you understand or even trust the data you have collected? Do you know your data is statistically representative? Do you know why you are collecting or using the data? Are your goals clear, and investigating the right things? Most importantly is your data useable & useful in the test, analysis or development?

Slides

View the slides from the webinar

David Ensor

David has over 40 years’ experience in the automotive & supplier industry gained in many companies worldwide. He is a specialist in fatigue analysis, instrumentation, durability, data analysis & RLD and has worked in component durability & full vehicle durability development. He has managed a number of development and advanced engineering departments until being asked to be a Senior Consultant at HORIBA-MIRA. David has developed durability schedules for numerous world markets and delivered durability programs alongside numerous trouble-shooting and problems solving exercises for a range of OEMs & Tier 1 & 2 Suppliers. In addition to this he has produced many technical papers advancing fatigue & data analysis processes.

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