21/07/2017 - News
Inspiring the next generation!
Total’s UK E&P Division has a long history of supporting education, in particular promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in the communities in which it operates.
On 12 June 2017, twenty-four senior pupils from a number of secondary schools in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire visited Total’s offices in Aberdeen. They took part in a series of presentations and activities aimed at showing them the variety of opportunities the oil and gas industry can offer young people. The day was part of OPITO’s Industry Awareness programme, an initiative which encourages pupils to engage with STEM subjects.
Muick Wood, Total CSR Coordinator said: ‘Opening our doors in support of this important initiative allows the industry to not only promote STEM subjects and oil and gas a viable career, but also demonstrates the range of career opportunities that are required to support the business’.
During their day at Total’s offices, the pupils learned about the diversity of the industry, visited the Emergency Response Room and found out about the variety of roles across the business and how they interact. They also discovered from Aviation Systems Administrator Joe MacKenzie the many logistical challenges facing operators every day and met with past and present Total graduates to discuss further education and career development. Louise Jamieson, former Apprentice Production Operator was able to share her experience and answer questions by live video link from our Shetland Gas Plant.