Meeting the Future Green Workforce

The UK can only meet it’s net zero commitments if we continue to recruit and train our future generations, so we were delighted to be invited to two events recently to promote careers in green energy.

Vital Energi’s Head of Marketing, Abby Whitelock, was invited back to her alma mater, Merchant Taylor’s School for a careers evening.  Abby was joined by Resource Manager, Jenny Pickup and the pair were able to meet students, answer questions, and talk through the many routes into a green energy career.

“We were delighted to see such enthusiasm for apprenticeships from both students and parents and the key steps that need to be taken to decarbonise and address the climate emergency. It was great to go back to my former school and showcase the renewable energy sector and the multiple opportunities it offers. Being an all girls school, I especially enjoyed talking to the young women who are eager to start their careers in the energy sector!”

Abby Whitelock, Head of Marketing - Vital Energi

“I know how important role models and mentors have been to me in my career, so it was a great opportunity to meet these youngsters and be inspired by their energy and enthusiasm. I hope they found the day of interest and it’s always fun to promote green energy as a career."

Victoria Wallbank, Pre-Construction Engineer - Vital Energi
Victoria Stemmettes

Pre-Construction Engineer, Victoria Wallbank has also been engaging with students and travelled to South Tyneside to meet 30 girls and nonbinary people who have shown an interest in STEM careers when choosing their GCSEs.

The day was filled with presentations and workshops and Victoria joined three other women in STEM roles, discussed their careers, and offered advice followed by a speed networking session to give students the opportunity to talk in a more relaxed setting.

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