Highlighting careers in the energy industry

In partnership with Future First, Greenergy is offering school students in years 10, 11 and 12 the chance to visit sites and talk with the company’s apprentices to find out more about working in the energy industry
National education charity Future First has partnered with Greenergy to help inform state school students about the skills necessary to succeed in the energy and fuel industry.
Under the scheme, Greenergy, will welcome local state school students from Years 10, 11 and 12 with an interest in maths, technology and sciences to its fuel terminals and biofuel manufacturing plants.  Greenergy will coordinate site tours, offer talks with apprentices and site management about their own career pathways and provide insight into the study routes they chose to pursue specific roles.
The project forms part of Greenergy’s commitment to promote STEM  – science, technology, engineering and maths – subjects in higher education and to support young people in local communities.
“At Greenergy we employ over 800 people in a range of roles; from IT professionals, engineers, graphic designers to logistics personnel and truck drivers,” said chief executive Andrew Owens.
“By giving students an insight into how our business works, we hope to demonstrate the range of opportunities available in the industry.”
Future First’s partnership with Greenergy, a leading supplier of road fuels and Europe’s largest manufacturer of biofuel from waste, will allow more students to see what careers are available on their doorsteps and to access the experience and advice from people who work there,” said Christine Gilbert, executive chair of Future First and a former Ofsted chief inspector.
“This opportunity will help the students understand the breadth of opportunities in the sector and the skills needed for this range of jobs.  Future First believes everyone should be able to succeed in a career of their choice, regardless of their background, and the opportunities and insights gained through this partnership will help many young people make more informed choices
“Students will see what a modern workplace looks like in action and will be able talk to professionals working at Greenergy. They will be able to connect personally with people whose stories and experiences bring the industry alive.  Hearing from employees in interesting jobs helps students make better informed decisions about what they need for their working life as well as develop the skills employers are looking for today.”
If you know of a school that would be interested in taking part in the scheme, email Emma Fay, head of innovation and development at Future First or call 0207 239 8933.