NexGen Energy presented by Energy Voice
RESKILLING THE ENERGY WORKFORCE AND INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION
We could not run these events without the continued support of our sponsors, so a very special thanks to you all.
Also, many thanks to all of our amazing speakers for making this inaugural event an insightful, engaging and successful one. A great selection of topics for discussion and I’m sure you will agree that they all did an amazing job and we achieved our aim of presenting an event that really inspired the next generation of the energy workforce.
Final thanks go to you, our virtual guests. Thanks for taking time out of no doubt very busy schedules to spend the day with us. Your input was vital and it was gratifying to see how busy the chat function was throughout the day. Thank you!
If you didn’t manage to catch our virtual event then click on the tabs above to watch each session, enjoy!
Energy Transition Panellists
Head of School, ISA
Dr Tavis Potts
Interim Director, Centre for Energy Transition, University of Aberdeen
Chief Executive, ECITB
VP Projects & Engineering, Neptune Energy
Managing Director, London, Preng & Associates
S5 Student, Albyn School
Managing Director, TechFest
Future North Sea Panellists
Sector Development and Skills Planning Manager (Oil and Gas Transition), Skills Development Scotland
Executive Director, Peterson
Managing Director, TEXO Recruitment
Environmental Advisor, bp
President, Operations – Europe, Middle East & Africa, wood
Energy Transition Partners
Established in 1972, ISA is Scotland’s first international school. The school’s mission is to deliver excellence in education through a safe and caring learning environment and its strength is diverse intelligence, providing something different when it comes to private education.
At the heart of the school, there is a drive to support children to find their place in the world. The independent school provides students with a comprehensive university preparatory education using best practices in education from around the world. Students are challenged to reach their maximum potential through academic success and personal growth, becoming learners for life and socially responsible, active global citizens.
ISA is an inclusive school that meets the growing demand for local families to join the school to not only experience the quality of teaching delivered but also because they recognise ISA’s learning is wide, with no barriers. ISA ensures every graduate leaves the school confident living life and are as prepared as possible to succeed in an ever changing and complex global society, no matter what that path might be or where they may go.Visit ISA website
The Centre for Energy Transition is a dynamic, engaged and open research centre that champions genuine interdisciplinary science in partnership with industry, government and society. The CET builds upon decades of energy-related research, education and partnership at the University of Aberdeen. We have a strong culture of research centres across our schools working on topics such as renewable technologies, energy storage, geosciences, integrated energy systems, data and AI, markets, decommissioning, energy law and economics and governance. That is a powerful mix, and our approach is to pull together the diverse strands of this research and ensure we are connected into societal demands for energy transition.Visit University of Aberdeen website
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the statutory skills body for the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) in Great Britain. An arms-length body of the UK Government, the ECITB reports to the Department for Education and works with employers and government to attract, develop and qualify personnel across a wide range of craft, technical and managerial disciplines. The ECITB invests more than £20m each year to support skills development within the engineering construction industry.Visit Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) website
Neptune Energy is an independent global E&P company with operations across the North Sea, North Africa and Asia Pacific. The business had production of 144,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2019 and 2P reserves at 31st December 2019 of 633 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Company, founded by Sam Laidlaw, is backed by CIC and funds advised by Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners.Visit Neptune Energy website
Preng & Associates is the world’s leading executive search firm dedicated to the energy industry. Over our 40 years, we have assisted more than 750 management teams and boards in 91 countries and conducted over 3,700 engagements. Our mission continues to be helping companies and boards identify and attract talent around the world that will impact shareholder value.Visit Preng & Associates website
TechFest aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in a meaningful, engaging and entertaining way across Scotland to all ages. We do this with our Festival as well as our other annual programmes.Visit TechFest website
Future North Sea Partners
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. We contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. We work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy.Visit Skills Development Scotland website
Peterson is a world-leading, innovative and highly trusted international energy logistics and supply chain solutions company, driven by a passion to lead the way in transforming how industry plans, manages and executes the movement of critical resources globally. We work closely with customers, supported by a suite of industry leading digital applications, to identify and create opportunities to share resources and secure operational efficiencies resulting in significant cost savings. The company is part of a wider group operating in over 70 countries with 5,000 people globally.
Our Lighthouse suite of technology solutions unburden clients, by providing them with full visibility across their entire supply chain, ensuring they always have a complete and accurate picture of their operations. Lighthouse provides digital assurance at every step of the cargo demand planning process, delivering consistent, compliant and safe operations for our clients.
Visit Peterson website
We help you to put the best team together. Our independent recruitment division specialises in oil & gas, renewable energy, infrastructure, and welding and fabrication and we can source and supply excellent candidates on a worldwide basis. Combining local knowledge and global expertise, our dedicated consultants have an in-depth understanding of these specialist sectors and work closely with both employers and candidates to ensure a good match, a reliable candidate base and immediate availability Our goal is to develop long-lasting relationships with hiring managers across the UK, alongside supporting job seekers to find the perfect position to match their qualifications, skills, and experience.
Visit Texo Group website
Offshore wind is the fastest growing renewable energy, and bp’s goal is to be a leader in core markets. It has a big role to play in reaching our ambition of 50GW of net developed capacity by 2030.
Wind energy is not new to bp, we have a successful 1.7GW onshore wind energy business in the United States. Our partnership with Equinor secured 4GW of high-quality access in the US, the world’s fastest growing offshore wind market. And in the UK, with our strategic partner EnBW, we are the ‘preferred bidder’ for two high-quality leases in the Irish Sea for a further 3.3GW, enough to power 3.4million homes.Visit bp website
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.
Visit Wood website
OPITO is the global skills and safety organisation for the energy industry, working to develop a safe and skilled workforce by driving global standards and qualifications, creating workforce development solutions and leading dialogue with industries and governments. More than 375,000 people are trained each year to OPITO standards, in more than 200 training centres across 50 countries. OPITO is focused on providing career pathways and training opportunities for the current workforce and the next generation as we drive towards a net zero energy future.Visit OPITO website