Dozens of budding young scientists have engineered their way to success at an annual competition.
Many school leavers in Scotland are being put off joining apprenticeship programmes due to widespread misconceptions about pay and qualifications, a study suggests.
Young people should consider how their skills transfer to the wider energy remit, according to the boss of industry body the Energy Institute.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) student Alexandra Pate, 20, has won the competition to design a trophy for this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OCA). The design brief was to capture the awards’ key themes of “innovation, creativity and out-of-the box thinking”. Miss Pate’s winning entry has already led to a prototype, which will be developed into a final version – made of steel and granite – for winners of the OCAs at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, March 12.
Amid the growing need for skilled workers in the engineering industry, Shell has confirmed its investment in a programme aimed to inspire the next generation. Tomorrow's Engineers, run by Engineering UK, aims to tackle the skills crisis by encouraging and inspiring more students to study, and pursue, a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.
Oil giant Shell has invested £1million in a programme aimed at helping address the UK’s critical shortage of scientists and engineers. The Perkins Review of Engineering Skills, published last year, called for urgent action from employers to address this shortage. Shell’s three-year funding, which has been invested in the Tomorrow’s Engineer’s Programme, will enable the programme to expand into more than 500 new schools across the UK.
Oil and gas students have one final chance to enter into an industry wide competition and meet Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and more than 150 senior representative from across the industry. In the run up to skills week Opito has been engaging with people across the industry by giving them the chance to submit a photo with the caption #Iamoilandgas when posting a photo on Facebook or Twitter.
The commercial helicopter sector continues to throw open its doors to new recruits and apprentices to the oil and gas industry. Energy Graduate takes a look at one company which is helping lead the way.
From an early career aspiration to be a pilot, to studying engineering, then on to a high-flying career in the spotlight, Carol Vorderman shares with Yvie Burnett an insight into her career path
The energy industries and in particular oil and gas have presented a rich employment market for graduates in recent years, reflecting the vibrancy of the industry in the UKCS and the war for talent.
Young oil and gas workers have been invited to an industry first event which will focus on ‘soft skills’ which could help them succeed. Skills including networking, communication and presentation skills will be discussed by members of three of the oil and gas industry’s professional societies.
The next generation of scientists and engineers could be encouraged and nurtured at a new centre in Aberdeen. Technology company 3M has opened a Customer Engagement Centre (CEC) in Altens which has been created to help develop innovative ideas across the oil and gas sector.
An oil company has launched an interactive game in a bid to recruit fresh talent to its team.
Terra Valora is latest in a long of targets for industry giant Wood Group.
Deck machinery firm Ace Winches has become the first organisation to achieve a new government accreditation recognising its support helping young people into the workforce.
Through my studies of disaster inquiries such as Piper Alpha, Texas City, and Macondo, it’s become clear that an organisation's information is equally as valuable as its tangible assets. Whereas poor IM can ripple throughout an organisation, causing it to haemorrhage intelligence through conflicting and contradictory data, effective IM can tie together an organisation’s knowledge in one authoritative set, helping to mitigate risks and enabling greater organisational safety.
Robert Gordon's College is looking to strengthen its profile as the key supplier of the region's "intellectual capital" as it readies to give its STEM facilities a well needed revamp.
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In our special Young Energy edition of Energy published in March, we reviewed a selection of oil industry recruitment presentations made by schools that took part in a competition run by the Society for Petroleum Engineers and International Coiled Tubing Association.
The industry must start providing solutions to bridge the much talked about ‘skills gap’, according to a helicopter boss. CHC regional director for the West North Sea, Mark Abbey, spoke of curbing the divide as the firm welcomed its first batch of aspiring apprentices to Aberdeen
Robert Gordon University researcher Urenna Ekeh has developed an eco-friendly demulsifier aimed at turning by-products of oil and gas drilling into environmentally-friendly components.
North-east school pupils are being invited to apply for a free week-long taste of what a career in the oil and gas industry is like.
Ashley Road Primary and Mackie Academy are the winner of this year's North-east celebration of the SCDI's Young Engineers and Science Clubs.
Speaking to them about their experiences has been my biggest influence to date as it serves as a constant reminder of why the work Step Change in Safety does is so important.
Way back in 1799, a French engineer and inventor called Girard, along with his son, patented the first wave energy system. In 1910, the first real wave machine was designed by Bochaux-Praceique to provide power to a house near Bordeaux in France.