One of the most pressing concerns we hear from Oil & Gas students is that the sector is shrinking, prices are too low and jobs increasingly scarce. Is this wholly true? Have a look at our Industry Insight (you’ll need to log-in to My Future_ to see the real state of the sector.
And yes, the low oil price does have a big impact on sector growth and the confidence of corporations to invest. And yet what typically happens when an industry is under pressure is that the expensive, higher layers of management are lost in favour of cheaper, new talent.
So don’t give up on the sector – instead develop your skills and expertise and position yourself realistically for new roles.
Alternatively look at the Energy Sector from a broader perspective.
So, for Energy Futures careers week this year we have decided to focus on the renewables industry (don’t worry, there’s plenty for Oil & Gas Management students too!) .
The Renewables Industry in the UK could be worth £50bn by 2020. It’s not one to be ignored. And the skills you develop during your degree will be valuable to employers.
Energy Futures – what’s happening?
This is a very busy week and students are encouraged to attend as much of it as possible. We require you to register to attend because places for all events, especially external, are strictly limited.
Emily Briggs. Department of Energy & Climate Change will give an overview of the renewables sector.
Sophie Bennett, Renewables UK on “Wind & Marine Energy Employment”
Visit to BedZed – BedZED is the UK’s largest mixed use, carbon-neutral development. When it was built in 2002, it set new standards in sustainable building. BedZED comprises 82 affordable dwellings in a mixture of flats, maisonettes and town houses, and approximately 2500 m2 of workspace/ office, and is built on a brownfield site.
Visit to SELCHP (South-East Combined Heat & Power) in Southwark.
Organisations confirmed include BP, Voyage Global, Energy Institute, Renewables UK and ENI