SPE Aberdeen encourages next generation of energy apprentices from Scottish schools

Recent winners at the SPE ICoTA Energy Apprentice competition
Recent winners at the SPE ICoTA Energy Apprentice competition

Encouraging young people to study STEM subjects is fundamental to the energy industry’s future workforce.

Which is why the Aberdeen branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers has – among other initiatives – rolled out its career guidance website to more than 300 schools across Scotland.

‘Inside Industry’ is the only tool of its kind focused on providing industry-driven career information and advice.

Over the past five years, the SPE branch has invested some £200,000 in industry initiatives to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in the UK – including  £80,000 in scholarships to support students studying oil and gas related qualification.

Ian Phillips, Chairman of SPE Aberdeen said: “Inspiring the next generation has always been, and continues to be, at the heart of SPE Aberdeen.

“We are committed to encouraging and supporting the industry’s next generation of talent by providing opportunities that otherwise would not be available.

“The oil and gas industry has a long future ahead and it is essential that we do all we can to equip the future workforce with skills they need to drive it forward.”

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