Female pupils at Peterhead Academy, studying the Girls into Energy programme with Banff and Buchan College, enjoyed a special visit last week.
The girls were taken on a trip to Score Group plc to find out more about what it’s like for a female to work within the oil and gas industry.
The visit was led by Fiona Johnston, apprentice co-ordinator Score (Europe), who told the Buchanie: “Score Group plc recognise the importance of introducing Engineering in the Oil and Gas industry to females as well as males.
“Over the years we have been delighted to see that more girls are coming into this industry and indeed are doing very well. Score Group plc will continue to encourage females into our MA scheme and we continue to recruit twice yearly for January and July intakes. “
The pupils toured round the Peterhead and District Training Centre which provides the first year of training. They then toured the Glenugie site, where the valve division is based, followed by the Wellbank site, home to the turbine and fuel nozzle divisions.
Heather Sim, from Banff and Buchan College said “Throughout the visit the girls had opportunities to speak with many female engineers who are already working in the industry. It was great for them to hear about their experiences.”