Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, marked National Women in Engineering Day with an open evening at its UK headquarters in Westhill on 23 June.
Following the success of a similar event last year, Technip’s UK operating centre invited young women who are interested in a career in engineering to come along and find out more about the industry and Technip’s work in the subsea sector.
Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about various engineering disciplines and had a chance to speak with female engineers currently working within the oil and gas industry, learning first-hand about their career paths, roles and what attracted them to a career in engineering.
Various routes for women to get into engineering
Guided tours of the technical workshops will also took place and advisers provided information on the various routes into engineering, including the apprenticeship and graduate schemes that Technip currently offers. Representatives from different educational institutes were also in attendance during the event.
Alison Hunter, Human Resources Director at Technip in the UK, commented: “We received a great response following last year’s event and are delighted to be hosting the open evening once again in 2015. Technip is committed to providing opportunities for young women and diversity is a key element in ensuring we attract and retain skilled and talented people.”
“We find that many young women are unaware of the career paths available to them in the oil and gas industry. Our hope is that the open evening helps to educate and encourage them to consider a career in (STEM) science, technological, engineering and mathematics.”
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley