Students from Aberdeen, Angus Visit Oil, Gas Companies
Secondary students from Aberdeen and Angus are visiting several oil and gas companies as part of OPITO’s three-day Industry Awareness program.
The initiative, which is managed by the not-for-profit skills body, began at Aker Solutions on Tuesday. Pupils, aged 16 and over, were given a tour of the firm’s facility and took part in engineering tasks.
Other companies opening their sites to students as part of the program include BP, EnerMech Ltd, EnQuest, Nexen, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and Falck Safety Services Ltd.
During the initiative pupils have had the opportunity to meet personnel to find out about careers and routes into the sector.
“It’s great to see such a wide cross section of companies taking part in OPITO’s Industry Awareness initiative,” OPITO director, Christine Currie, said in an organization statement.
“With potentially tens of thousands of positions to fill in the next two decades, it’s a priority that we continue to encourage young people into the energy sector,” Currie added.
Sian Lloyd Rees, UK country manager at Aker Solutions, said inspiring young people and demonstrating the spectrum of opportunities across the oil and gas industry was “crucial” in order to promote long term success and sustainability.
“Aker Solutions is proud to support OPITO and the Industry Awareness program for the fifth consecutive year,” Rees said in a company statement.
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