OGTAP – the four year fully funded apprentice scheme, applications open in January 2021 – students can reflect on entry requirements and gain an insight to the programme and life offshore through the case studies. As part of our sponsorship of International Woman in Engineering Day, 23 June, we will shortly be featuring videos from our female apprentices on their goals and aspirations.


Free Virtual Work Experience

At the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, we were sad that we couldn’t provide work experience and intern opportunities in our office this summer. We decided to do something about it and have created an online programme of inspiring education, webinars and career talks.

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Help young people understand the energy transition and that exciting careers are available
  • Support sustainable talent pipeline for energy sector
  • Showcase the D&I split of staff within the OGTC team and show that career opportunities are accessible
  • Create a sense of community for young people

The target audience for the 20-minute sessions is young people aged between 16 and 24. Here is the draft session schedule (below):

  1. MASTERCLASS: Introduction to the energy transition / climate change
  2. MASTERCLASS: Metaskills with Skills Development Scotland
  3. MASTERCLASS: Technology and impact on work; the importance of digital skills
  5. CAREER INSPIRATION: Entrepreneurial spirit / clean tech
  6. CAREER INSPIRATION: Renewables industry
  7. CAREER INSPIRATION: Data analyst
  9. CAREER INSPIRATION: Legal careers
  12. CAREER INSPIRATION: Marketing & Communications / Events
  13. MASTERCLASS: Finding and applying for work opportunities
  14. MASTERCLASS: Creating a great impression at interview

To register – www.theogtc.com/culture-of-innovation/stem/inspire20/




Keeping children and young people safe online

Do you have kids or grandchildren who are online a lot during lockdown? Or are you a child who would like to ask advice about anything you have experienced online during lockdown? Please join us for a Facebook Live on how to keep children and young people safe online in Aberdeen on Thursday 14th May 2020, 7 – 8 pm on the Cybersafe Scotland Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/cybersafescot)

We’ll be answering questions about Tik Tok, Instagram, Snapchat, House Party, online mental health, cyber bullying and much more with Dr Kandarp Joshi, Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist; Annabel Turner, Director of CyberSafe Scotland; DS Lesley Clark from Police Scotland; and Hannah Bennett, online safety expert from Aberdeen City Council Child Protection Team.

If you would like to ask us a question you can ask on the night in the chat or email us any time at info@cybersafescotland.org

Apprentice Recruitment Opportunity

EY (Ernst & Young) are looking to recruit apprentices in Aberdeen starting in September.  Please see details below:

We are holding an event for those pupils in S6 wanting to find out more about apprenticeships and the benefits of leaving joining us straight from school. This will be in webinar format.

For more info on the event see here: https://ukcareers.ey.com/students/events-and-contacts/events-for-school-students/insight-to-ey-work-experience-and-apprenticeships-webinar. This is where the students (or any teachers interested to find out more about our programmes) can register to attend.


Ernst & Young LLP

G1 Building, 5 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY, United Kingdom

Office: 0141 226 9300 | Rachel.Graham@uk.ey.com

Website: http://www.ey.com

Aberdeen City School Nurse Service

Aberdeen City School Nurse Service during Covid

Schools maybe closed but the School Nurses in Aberdeen City are still here to support Children and their Families.

We have been working and adapting to the changing times that we are all experiencing to maintain the service and offer support to School Age Children.

Each school in Aberdeen City has an assigned School Nurse who can be reached via contacting your teacher/guidance teacher or by emailing nhsg.schoolnursing@nhs.net. Please state your or your child’s name, address, date of birth, school and how best to contact you via  telephone or email with the preferred number and or email address so that we can get back to you.

We will respond via email and or mobile telephone contact initially when you can discuss what you feel you need help with. All School Nurses in Aberdeen are now able to access and use the Near Me virtual waiting room.This development means that school nurses can offer confidential appointments for children and or their families by virtual face to face consultation.

The Aberdeen City School Nurse Team are here to support with mental and emotional health and wellbeing, health promotion, advice,and sign posting to other services and agencies.

Please get in touch and we are here to listen, help, and support.

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives