The energy sector must continue to expand and evolve if key climate targets are to be met. Young people will be key to driving this change, filling tens of thousands of energy roles in the coming decades.
But just because there will be opportunities aplenty, that doesn’t mean the industry can afford to sit on its hands and assume young people will flock to it.
Fortunately, training and skills provider OPITO is alive to the need for a proactive approach.
It has developed My Energy Future to inspire and inform a new generation of energy people with the help of “energy influencers”, two of whom joined EV editor Mark Lammey for this latest edition of EVOL X.
Deirdree Polak, data scientist at TotalEnergies, and Guilherme Castro, project innovation manager at Octopus Energy, talked about their experiences of working in energy and how they can make a difference through the My Energy Future programme.