AFBE-UK Scotland, a not-for-profit organisation that encourages diversity in the engineering and energy sectors, has announced a new partnership with Serica Energy.
Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland supports all young people, particularly those from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, with career aspirations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Serica Energy is the latest company to join AFBE-UK, a platform for sharing ideas and supporting diversity and inclusion strategies.
Serica Energy is a British independent organisation focussed on producing natural gas from the UK North Sea working in harmony with the UK’s Energy Transition plan to provide sustainable energy into the future.
Dr Ollie Folayan, Chair of AFBE-UK Scotland, says, “We are delighted to assist Serica Energy in developing their diversity and inclusion strategy. Serica Energy shares our values, in terms of providing a respectful and inclusive workforce, and so we look forward to working with them to continue this.”
Serica Energy is proud to have signed up for membership of AFBE-UK, an organisation that promotes higher achievements in education and engineering, particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds, with the aim to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Carol Stewart, North Sea Business Manager and Chair of Serica’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, says, “We are passionate about building an inclusive working environment that attracts and encourages diversity, so we are delighted to have aligned ourselves with AFBE-UK.”
“AFBE-UK is an impressive not-for-profit organisation whose passion and enthusiasm are inspiring. We look forward to working with them and learning more about how we can promote diversity to create a healthy, inclusive and sustainable working environment where everyone can thrive,” adds Stewart.
AFBE-UK Scotland has supported thousands of young people since it first launched in 2011. The organisation is part of AFBE-UK, which is based in London.
AFBE-UK Scotland provides mentoring programmes to support young people with their STEM careers. This includes its schools programme NextGen, where industry leaders and professionals give advice to pupils through entertaining events; Transition, where industry leaders help aspiring engineering professionals to enter the job market; and Real Projects, where industry professionals share their knowledge and expertise.
These programmes were usually carried out in person; however, they are currently taking place online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on AFBE-UK Scotland, visit www.afbescotland.org.