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Industry breakfast sets the agenda for future energy jobs

1 November 2023

Skilled people in the offshore energy industry are key to delivering the energy transition and OEUK’s November breakfast briefing sets the agenda for supporting rewarding careers both now and in a low carbon future. Sponsored by Deloitte, the event takes place at P&J Live in Aberdeen on November 9.

Katy Heidenreich, OEUK’s Supply Chain & People Director, said:

“The UK’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 will be the biggest engineering project this country has ever seen, with our existing workforce playing a crucial role.  Our breakfast briefing shines a light on initiatives aimed at ensuring the energy transition is managed in a way that protects peoples’ jobs and removes barriers to skills transferability while helping to ease the path for people moving to new roles in low carbon energies.”

The event will highlight the potential prize of jobs generated by the energy transition, identify actions needed to ensure the UK wins this prize and examine how robust planning will support people in reaching their full potential.

Following a keynote address by Katy Heidenreich, speakers and panellists include:

  • Alix Thom, Workforce Engagement & Skills Manager, Offshore Energies UK
  • Hayley Strachan, Director – Global Employer Services, Deloitte
  • Sandor Janosi, Executive Global HR Director, Baker Hughes Subsea & Surface Pressure Systems
  • Jane Cooper, Executive Director of Offshore Wind, Renewable UK

At a time when attracting investment is crucial to ensuring the UK’s energy future, the event will also provide an update on what’s being done to help promote investment and collaboration across energy sectors to help anchor and grow jobs in the UK. OEUK will also be publishing an insight report on the offshore energies workforce in November.


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