Thirteen Secondary 3 Girls from Peterhead Academy visited Score Energy Limited in Peterhead on 19th March. The Girls are all taking part in the Girls into Energy programme delivered through North East College Scotland (NESCol) in Fraserburgh.
Their day began with a Safety Induction at the facility’s lecture theatre before then being given a presentation about the company highlighting careers and opportunities offered. Following this, an opportunity was then given to speak with a few of our current female apprentices from both the Turbine and Valve divisions.
The girls were then given a guided tour of Score Energy Limited which is a vast facility and houses the company’s Industrial Gas Turbine, and Fuel Nozzle and Accessories divisions in addition to the Glen Test Cell. The Glen Test Cell is a state-of-the-art facility where turbines are tested with full monitoring technology with it being one of the very few places in Europe where this can be done.
The girls asked many questions during the tour and a further opportunity was given for questions at the end of the day while they enjoyed some refreshments.
The Girls into Energy course is a vital initiative delivered via NESCol in local schools to help girls build a view of modern engineering and STEM careers. The hope is that some will choose this area as a career path and therefore assist in addressing the gender bias in these important and rewarding career paths.