Last night (17th November) saw over 100 young professionals attend a sell-out event in Aberdeen. ‘Young Professionals: The Future of the North East’ was sponsored by EC-OG and organised collaboratively by the young members of the IMechE, IChemE, SPE and the EIYPN.
The event was inspired by the recent downturn in the Oil & Gas industry and looked to encourage young professionals to stay in the North East of Scotland and to seek out opportunities in different parts of the local economy.
Oyin Adeniji (of the IMechE Aberdeen Young Members) was the host for the evening and introduced a series of speakers from a range of industries including representatives from Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Elevator UK, EY, the Energy Institute, Fierce Beer, GSK, Opportunity North East, PWC, Robert Gordon University and Scottish Water.
Robert Cowman, Engineering Director at EC-OG, who attended and spoke at the event said:
‘EC-OG were really excited to be involved with this popular event. For us, it was an excellent opportunity for real dialogue about the future of our region. We saw, from our own experience and that of the various speakers that there is a future for young professionals in Aberdeen. I hope that we will continue to see successful events such as these where we can inspire young professionals to actively seek out the opportunities that will establish their future, understanding that there is the drive and support in place to help them.’