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NSAI is offering you an exciting opportunity to represent Ireland at the next International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals Workshop in San Francisco.

Are you a young professional* using Standards in your current or previous role?

*age range mid-20s to mid-30s

Apply now for a place to represent Ireland at the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Young Professionals (IEC YP) Workshop in San Francisco from the 31st of October to the 4th of November 2022.

As the nominee, you will enjoy all San Francisco has to offer while developing your career and networking with peers from around the globe.

Entry is easy – you just need to fill out an application form and return a 600-word essay "Outline a Standard you use in your current/previous role. If you could, what would be the main changes you would make to the standard and why?”

Entries must be returned by the 3rd of July 2022.

The IEC is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies, bringing together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers. The Young Professionals program will provide you with more opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.

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What Will I Receive?

  • Return flights from Dublin to San Francisco
  • Accommodation
  • Public transport and meal allowance.

What are the requirements for entry?

  • You have some experience in using standards in your current or previous role
  • You are aged early 20s to mid-30s
  • You work for a business, industry, association, education body or government body that is using, benefitting from or contributing to the IEC's (International Electrotechnical Commission) work.

How Can I Enter?

The application should be sent to Amanda-Jane.Gainford@nsai.ie by 3rd July 2022

The application requires:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A completed application form
  • A headshot which you would be happy to submit to the IEC YPP if successful
  • A maximum 600-word essay that addresses "Outline a Standard you use in your current/previous role.  If you could, what would be the main changes you would make and why?”
  • A short interview may form part of the selection process

What is the Selection Process?

After the deadline, a selection panel may consider the factors listed below when reading entries:

  • Your experience using or working with standards?
  • Your willingness to join an NSAI Electrotechnical committee?
  • Your willingness and commitment to encourage others to use standards and to get involved in their development

In late July, the Selection Panel will invite successful candidates who have made it to the next round to participate in an online interview.

The winner chosen to attend the workshop will then be notified in August. The Selection Panel's decision on the winner is final.

How Can I Learn More?

You can learn more about the competition here.

If you have any questions about the application process:

Please email: Amanda-Jane.Gainford@nsai.ie