Sustainability and achieving Net-Zero by 2030 with SSE - Green Skills Week 2021

Sam Greer

Available Between
6
Apr
2021
6
Apr
2021

Session Aims and Objectives

In this session, you will explore the theme of sustainability. Using a range of case studies and examples, this session will focus on the all-encompassing idea of sustainability in relation to city planning. We will delve into what SSE are doing to be a leading energy company in a net-zero world (as well as the UK governments 2050 net-zero pledge) and will then extend this knowledge to think about what is needed to build a sustainable city. You will be required to think about sustainability in terms of energy, transport, city planning and food production/distribution.

Learning Outcomes

1. You will be able to define what sustainability is and how it relates to your own life.

2. Understand what energy companies like SSE are doing to help achieve the successful development, efficient operation, and responsible ownership of energy infrastructure.

3. Apply your knowledge of sustainability to help think about developing a city of the future.

Links to Curriculum

1. Science GCSE: Physics- renewable and non-renewable energy sources used on earth, changes in how these are used.

2. Geography GCSE: People and environment: processes and interactions

3. Geography GCSE: Human Geography: Process and change

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Decision Making
Public Speaking
Understanding more about the sector
Understanding how a business operates
Problem solving
Team work
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Ambitious
Interested in learning industry basics
Responsible
Able to learn quickly
Polite
Outgoing
Inquisitive
Capable with numbers
Determined
Creative
Sociable
Willing to learn
Professional
Keen to try new things
Interested in analysing information
Interested in problem solving
Interested in reading
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
How do you think the Energy Sector can help towards achieving net-zero?