Green Skills Week 2021 - Be Part of a Smart Future - Energy Industry Insight Day
It`s an exciting time for the
energy sector. We need hundreds of thousands of people to fill future job
roles, some of which don`t exist yet. These roles and the people in them will
help transform the UK`s energy system to meet the government target of zero UK
emissions by 2050. The East of England is a leader in energy transmission as we
have a unique mix of energy sources such as offshore wind, oil and gas and
nuclear. Over half of the UK`s installed offshore wind capacity comes from the
wind farms off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk and over 30% of the UK`s gas is
distributed from the Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk.
The East of England Energy
Group (EEEGR) is a membership organisation working with different companies
within the energy sector to promote the East Anglian region and encourage
investment from the government into the industry locally. We work with
businesses to develop their networks, promote their services and help them grow.
Part of what we do is to work with employers, education and
training providers, individuals interested in a career within energy and
students and young people to promote our sector as a primary career choice and
ensure we have an ongoing pipeline of talented individuals for the current and
future wellbeing of our industry.
Priority will be given to students from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
This opportunity will include creating a marketing campaign to
help attract people into the energy industry with a particular focus on females
in engineering. You will design a Skills for Energy mascot and use this within
your campaign to achieve your goal.
You will have the chance to hear from apprentices working within
the industry who will share their thoughts on what it`s like to be an
apprentice, what they enjoy about working in energy, the skills they have
learned and use in their day to day tasks and how they got to where they are
today. You will also have the opportunity to ask them questions and advice.
You will gain an overview of the energy industry, work as part of
a small team and present your campaign to a panel of industry professionals.
Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:
Great For Students Who Are:
Interested in learning industry basics
Interested in problem solving
Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Passion: What cause(s) are you are passionate about? Please also explain why.
Which of your skills would you like to improve?
Tell me about a time you achieved something you didn’t think you could.