Monday, 22 June 2015

Technip UK operating centre hosts opening evening to mark National Women in Engineering Day - 22/06/2015

Technip UK operating centre hosts opening evening to mark National Women in Engineering Day

Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry will mark National Women in Engineering Day with an open evening at its UK headquarters in Westhill on Tuesday, June 23rd from 6pm-7.30pm.

Following the success of a similar event last year, Technip’s UK operating centre is inviting young women interested in a career in engineering to come along to find out more about the industry and Technip’s work in the subsea sector.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about various engineering disciplines and will have 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.

Guided tours of the technical workshops will also take place and advisers will provide information on the various routes into engineering, including the apprenticeship and graduate schemes that Technip currently offers. Representatives from different educational institutes will also be in attendance during the event.

Alison Hunter, Human Resources Director, 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.”

Bill Morrice, Managing Director, Technip in the UK, commented: “Achieving gender diversity in the workplace is essential to our business and the future of the workforce. Engineering hasn’t always been an obvious choice for women but the opportunities are incredible.”

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