EnerMech Support Development of Future Talent with OPITO Schools Project

EnerMech was one of a number of companies which welcomed in school pupils during a work experience initiative organised by OPITO.

Some 50 pupils from across the north east of Scotland had an insight to the world of oil and gas during the October school break.

The students met staff and were given a tour of EnerMech’s workshops at its Howes Road headquarters in Aberdeen, learning about the company’s work in the pipeline, umbilicals and valves sectors.

Other companies taking part included TOTAL E&P UK, Survivex, Aker Solutions and Schlumberger.

OPITO UK managing director John McDonald said: “The industry recognises it has to get better at telling its story and inspiring young people if it is to secure the pipeline of talent for the future. There is nothing more valuable than one-to-one hands on experience and this programme is designed to bring the next generation together with companies to ensure that that happens.”

Ingrid Stewart, EnerMech’s Corporate Development Director, added: “We take our role in introducing young people to the oil and gas industry seriously and this is just one of many initiatives we engage in throughout the year to encourage youngsters to consider a career in this exciting industry.”