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SCG Committee at Inverurie Academy 8th Feb 24

SCG Committee at Inverurie Academy 8th Feb 24

February 2024

SPE Aberdeen, Energy Institute AHI, EI YPN School Career Guidance (SCG) Teams with Safer Training supported Inverurie Academy Careers Evening on 8th February 2024.

Over 900 Pupils & Parents registered to attend this hugely successful event which included 74 Career Stands from multiple sectors including Colleges & Universities.

As Professionals in Energy our SCG team were able to highlight Energy Security, Emissions Reduction & Energy Transition Careers in Oil, Gas, Offshore Wind, Hydrogen, CCUS, Geothermal & Decommissioning as well as establish key “Employability/META Skills” Employers will be looking for today and in the future. OEUK “Positive Energy” information and RGU’s Skills reports details were presented as part of “Energy” Sector Career discussions with over 220 visitors to the SCG stand. Our volunteers discussed their own personal career journeys highlighting that there are many opportunities and #No Wrong Path. Returning to his old (new) School, Colin Black, commented that “The Energy Sector is changing rapidly on our journey to Net-Zero but our core skills are very much transferrable and that was a key message for pupils and parents. SPE SCG Volunteer Elliot Kinch, Sentinel Subsea said that “Having attended many Career Fairs over the last decade, this has to be one of the most well attended, there were a variety of students interested in the “Energy” Sector, Apprenticeships, Engineering, IT, AI, Digitalisation etc and it seems like a lot of students have a handle on which direction they would like to go in their careers, but there was certainly a lack of awareness of the type of jobs available. Colin added that “There is definitely a need in Schools and by Parents for clear Pathways into the “Energy” Sector in addition this the creation of a Foundation Apprenticeship Level 5 in “Energy” would certainly be a positive step in this direction”.

Colin & Elliot were joined by fellow SCG Volunteers Sinead Watson, TAQA Group, Daniel More and Erin Ewen of Expro and Safer Training with their excellent VR headsets! Many thanks to them for joining us. 

Interested in finding out more about the Aberdeen section, or would you like to get involved, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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