We are the Professional Association for Young People in the Railway Industry


Young Rail Professionals (YRP), founded in 2009, brings together young people from across the UK railway industry, covering all aspects of the industry from engineering, to asset management, train operations, strategic planning, rolling stock design, maintenance, franchising, regulation, marketing, etc.For people starting out in their career, Young Rail Professionals provides Networking and Professional Development opportunities to enhance and inspire our members. For those in education, Young Rail Professionals runs a Rail Ambassadors programme, providing opportunities to its members to visit schools, colleges and universities to attract the next generation into this dynamic industry

We have over 2,500 members and our headline networking event, our Annual Black Tie Dinner sold out with 490 guests in 2014.

YRP is free to become a member (simply register on our website) and we do not charge for our professional development events and we subsidise networking events through our corporate partners. Young Rail Professionals is Not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee (with no share capital) and is run by a committee of young volunteers from within the rail industry.

Young Rail Professionals Limited is a company registered in England and Wales Number, 08963662 with its registered office at PO Box 93, Liverpool, L19 3WE.



12Our Future Vision

We will continue to focus on promoting the railway industry as a great place to grow and develop a career, on inspiring young people in rail to drive forwards through innovation and collaboration and on bringing people together through excellent networking events.

We intend to grow outside of London, setting up regional YRP branches aligned with the national railway routes, and to establish a mentorship/buddying scheme to support those just starting out in the industry. We are also looking to strengthen our international relations with annual international technical visits.

Our ambition for Ambassadors is to support the creation of rail industry recruitment fairs, targeting colleges and universities and to continue to support third-party events across the UK.

We would like to strengthen the influence of young people within the industry at a strategic  level within the industry, commissioning research and providing consultation response to represent the views of our network of young people  who will become the future leaders delivering the legacy set by today’s leadership.