Energise Your Future

Energise Yf

A talented and enthusiastic workforce is one of the industry’s most important assets. OPITO’s ‘Energise Your Future’ (EYF) events bring together local school pupils and the energy industry to inspire the next generation.

EYF is now in its 11th year, it has been held as part of major oil and gas industry events or delivered through standalone sessions since 2008. The aim of EYF is to inspire young people to think about a career in the energy sector and the event provides a chance to get up close with key companies and personnel who can help explain their business as well as roles and routes into the sector.

The format sees companies from across the industry offering an interactive activity or presentation on their stand at major industry events including Offshore Europe and Subsea Expo, to small groups of school pupils.

The next EYF event will take place at SNS2019 - The Southern North Sea Conference and Exhibition on the 16th of May 2019 in Norwich, UK. For more information please contact the Communications team in the UK office or email communications@opito.com.

Read on to learn more about some of the confirmed exhibitors for the event and what interactive activities will be available from their exhibition stands.

Join Survitec at SNS 2019 to discover its market-leading safety and survival solutions that address the specific issues faced by the offshore energy industry. Services include total supply and management of marine safety equipment for offshore installations, to world-first evacuation systems and the provision of survival equipment for those travelling over water. Learn more here.

Exhibition activity: Survitec will be leading the way in the OPITO ‘Energise Your Future’ event taking place at SNS, where local students will be encouraged to join the Survitec team to enter the adrenaline-fueled race to don a Survitec survival suit and lifejacket. The fastest time of the day wins a prize! Survitec hope that this interactive activity will get students thinking about the many types of safety equipment required by those working in the industry.

Next Geosolutions
Next Geosolutions is an independent geoscience and engineering service provider on land and at sea, operating in the Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities markets. They provide a wide range of land and marine survey services to developers and are keen to promote this career path to young people. Learn more here.

Exhibition activity: To communicate what Next Geosolutions do and the planning involved, they will be hosting a ‘Nautical Chart Treasure Hunt’ on their stand, where there will be a short talk about what they do and how the charts are used. Following this will be an interactive quiz for the students where they have to answer questions about the provided Nautical Charts to the best of their ability.

ScottishPower Renewables
Part of the Iberdrola Group, a world leader in clean energy with an installed capacity of over 29,500 MW, and the leading wind energy producer worldwide.

ScottishPower Renewables is helping to drive the Iberdrola Group’s ambition of being the Utility of the Future and is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation which, in turn, drives economic success. Learn more here.

Exhibition activity: ScottishPower Renewables will host their session on the Skills for Energy stand. Hear from and engage with industry professionals from across the organisation and find out more about graduate and apprenticeship opportunities in utility company.

Gardline is a leading marine survey company delivering data-driven insight and intelligence to the energy Industry. They empower the sector transformation with first class geophysical, geotechnical and environmental surveys, and with Gardline’s expertise and 50-years of know-how, provide quality solutions to their clients. They are dedicated to helping the energy sector succeed in a rapidly changing world. Learn more here.

Exhibition activity: Gardline will be offering delegates a chance to explore possible roles within the energy industry.

Gee-Force Hydraulics (part of the HTL Group)
Gee-Force Hydraulics (part of the HTL Group) specialises in the sale, hire, servicing and calibration of controlled bolting equipment, portable machining equipment, flange alignment and spreading tools and a wide range of other hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic tooling.

In addition, Gee-Force Hydraulics provide ECITB accredited training in Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI & TMJI), and On-Site Machining (OSM). Learn more here.

Exhibition activity: At this year’s SNS Exhibition, for the first time, Gee-Force (Part of the HTL Group) will not only have an indoor exhibition stand, but NEW for 2019, an outdoor exhibition space.

Outside there will be two Expo vehicles, both will be showing live demos. Not only will attendees be able to discuss all tooling and applications on the torque, tension and portable machining tooling with highly experienced staff, but alongside Gee-Force Hydraulics will be 5 time World Strongest Man Finalist, Laurence Shahlaei who will be available for photos, signatures and to answer any questions you may have.

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