North-east Pupils set to Energise their Future at Subsea Expo


7th February 2014

Almost 300 young people from across the north-east of Scotland with aspirations to join the oil and gas industry are set to be inspired at the Energise Your Future event at Subsea Expo today (Friday 7th Feb) at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Secondary school pupils aged between 15 and 17 from across Aberdeen City and Shire will come together at the Energise Your Future experience managed by OPITO, the skills organisation for oil and gas. At the event, industry employers will show these potential new entrants a wide range of challenging and rewarding career options with longevity, variety and opportunities to travel.

With participation from a diverse spectrum from across the oil and gas supply chain including operators, contractors and service companies, the interactive event aims to bring the sector to life through fun and informative activities which mirror real-life jobs in oil and gas.

OPITO skills director Morven Spalding said: “We are excited to bring Energise Your Future to Subsea Expo and provide young people with the physical opportunity to learn more about the variety of careers in the sector.

“Choosing which subjects to study can be daunting enough, but with a better grasp on what rolesare out there, young people can then tailor their choices towards real jobs in this exciting anddiverse industry. By speaking to different employers face-to-face about the different job options in oil and gas, and also being hands-on with some of the equipment at the event, pupils are given a unique glimpse into the industry with good pointers towards how this can be achievable.

“Energise Your Future provides one of the best avenues for connecting with the industry and the next generation of young professionals across all sectors and disciplines to educate and guide the future workforce.”

Pupils from Aberdeen Grammar, Aboyne Academy, Alford Academy, Mackie Academy, Mearns Academy, St Machar Academy, Inverurie Academy, Portlethen Academy, Westhill Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Peterhead Academy, Meldrum Academy, Turriff Academy and Kemnay Academy are all expected.

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