by david

The Aberdeen Section is one of the largest of the SPE Sections across the world and we are proud to have won the President’s Award for Excellence for 8 consecutive years in a row – the only section to do so ever.

Our achievement highlights include:

With almost daily reports highlighting the skills gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in the UK, our Section has invested almost £200,000 over the last five years to support initiatives designed around these subjects, and this figure continues to grow year on year.

Since 2011, we have invested almost £140,000 in scholarships to support students studying oil and gas related qualifications to relieve the financial stresses faced by students and allow them to focus on their studies.

We are playing a critical role in the development of Inside Industry, a career guidance website which is targeted specifically towards the energy industry. It is the only tool of its kind focused on providing first class, industry driven career information and advice and has been rolled out across 300 schools in Scotland.

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We have been supporting the TechFest Festival of Science for more than 20 years.

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Section volunteers have held many CV workshops have been organised to help young people boost their career prospects.

Tours have been hosted during energy industry exhibitions for school age children, teachers and career advisers. Such activities create links between industry and teachers and those involved in helping students choose subjects and make career choices.

Student tours of major energy industry companies have taken place.

SPE’s outreach programme includes Energy4Me ; SPE’s global energy programme for primary and secondary schools, which has been inspiring the next generation since its launch in 2007. Locally we have successfully tailored this programme to fit with the Scottish Schools Curriculum for Excellence.

We support Maths in the Pipeline, a maths challenge for primary school children, with volunteers and resources for several years.

Devised and successfully organised a number of new competitions aimed at students, including the Energy Apprentice and PetroQuiz.

We have participated a the new initiative called SPE Cares, an SPE community service initiative, aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in charitable, education, humanitarian and social community services.

Hundreds of member volunteers are involved in SPE Aberdeen projects, events and initiatives each year..

The fact that we can support and organise so many events and initiatives is thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers, and the financial support generated by attendance and sponsorship at our wide-ranging events programme.

If you wish to support, find out how here.