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Offshore Europe 2015: New programme inspires next generation of engineers

An oil platform.
An oil platform.

Engineers who embarked on their career only a few years ago have been inspiring the next generation of industry leaders at this year’s Offshore Europe, in the first programme of its kind at the event.

School children from academies including St Machar in Aberdeen and the secondary school in Montrose were invited along to speak and hear from oil and gas professionals about their careers in the sector.

Energy Voice spoke to two pupils, 17-year-old Alexander Smith and 16-year-old Courtney Thomson, who are both looking to pave their way into the industry.

They heard from young professional, 24-year-old Chris, who works at Expro.

He shared his experience in the industry and how he chose his own career path after being inspired by his father’s profession as well as his sister.