Net Zero Workforce

Net Zero Workforce

Tuesday 29th March, 2022

Energy is going through seismic change. This will be driven by people – attracting new talent, and reskilling the current workforce.

Our Net Zero Workforce event will help draw the roadmap for change, inspire the next generation and shape the future of energy.

This hybrid conference, presented from the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen, will focus on inspiring the next generation of energy leaders and explore what the existing workforce needs to thrive in a post-transition landscape.

Together we will examine what new roles, skills and expertise are required for the Net Zero Workforce to emerge and thrive.

Simply click on the orange buttons above to choose the in-person event at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen  or  to watch the event online as part of our virtual audience.

Register FREE for virtual attendance only  –

Buy tickets for in-person event   –

Session 1 – NexGen Energy

The first session will focus on how the energy industry attracts and retains talent as the transition progresses. This is the opportunity for energy companies to make their pitch for why the next generation of talent should join them and for our educators to present the pathway to a career in the industry.  

Proposed topics include:

Generation Net Zero (skills & education required for the transition)

What would schools, colleges and universities be teaching?

Apprenticeships & scholarships

Career opportunities in energy (offshore wind, hydrogen, net zero supply chain)

Culture, diversity & inclusion

Entrepreneurship & opportunity

Energy Companies of the future

Digital workforce


Session 2 – North Sea 2.0

The people currently working in our oil and gas industry will be vital to making the transition a success. Key to this will be the new skills, technologies and training requirements to mould the Net Zero Workforce.  In this session we will hear from the organisations supporting those in the industry as their roles evolve and understand the opportunities to reskill.

Proposed topics include:

Retraining and skilling up existing workforce

Utilisation of available human resource

Workforce configuration

Enhancing creativity & productivity

Switching to offshore wind

Gearing up for hydrogen

Remote working

Older workers in the net zero workforce

Investment in regional skillsets & resource

Register FREE  for  virtual attendance only  –

Buy tickets for in-person event   –


09:30-10:00: Registration
10:00-10:30: Opening Remarks
10:30-12:00: Session 1 - NexGen Energy
12:00-13:30: Lunch, Networking and Expo
13:30-15:00: Session 2 - North Sea 2.0
15:00-15:15: Closing Remarks
15:15-16:00: Networking and Expo
16:00: Event closes

Session 1 - NexGen Energy

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    Nicholas Little

    Head of School, International School Aberdeen

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    Anita Martin

    HR Manager, Well-Safe Solutions Ltd

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    Lord Offord

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland HM Govt.

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    Kate Wallace-Lockhart

    Head of Social Impact, SSE

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    Jenny MacDonald

    Sector Development and Skills Planning Manager (Energy Transition), Skills Development Scotland

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    Ewen Hay

    Director (Products, Services & Apprenticeships). Opito

Session 2 - North Sea 2.0


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