Energise Your Future

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A talented and enthusiastic workforce is one of the industry’s most important assets. OPITO's Energise Your Future (EYF) events bring together students and the oil and gas industry to inspire the next generation.

OPITO's EYF events have taken place across the UK, operating as a stand-alone event or within an exhibition, for example at the Offshore Europe Exhibition in Aberdeen. The format of the events involve companies from across the industry offering an interactive activity or presentation on their stand to small groups of students and school pupils.

Since the first EYF event in Aberdeen in 2008, more than 11,000 secondary school pupils in the UK have been inspired to find out more about the oil and gas industry.

2016 event dates:


  • Skills for Energy Conference
  • Want to participate?

Date: Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (Schools) / 13:00 – 15:00 (Schools) / 15:30 – 16:30 (Colleges) / 17:00 - 19:00 (Key Influencers)
Venue: Zest Rooms, Potters Resort, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR31 9BX

This event will bring students, their key influencers and education providers together with the energy industry to demonstrate what’s to come within the industry and to showcase the innovation behind this buoyant sector.
Pupils and students will have the opportunity to interact with companies at their hands-on exhibition stands, participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based activities, and relate their subjects to career options and disciplines through interesting interaction and discussions.

Parents and teachers will also have the opportunity to hear from a variety of high level speakers who will be aiming to paint a clear picture as to what’s to come for the energy industry within the region and what this means for the younger generation.

How to book

  • For school bookings, please select and book a two hour slot, either between 10:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 15:00 and return the event reply form to OPITO via email or by post to our Norfolk office
  • For college bookings, the allocated time slot is between 15:30 – 16:30. If you are interested in attending then please contact OPITO via email or contact the Norfolk office.
  • For parents / teachers / key influencers, the allocated time slot is between 17:00 – 19:00. If you are interested in attending then please confirm your space by contacting Siofra Driver at EEEGR.

Why should your company participate?

  • Young people engage with positive, energetic businesses – this is a great opportunity to showcase your business to the next generation
  • Find out about the interests, skills and career hopes of the future workforce
  • Support OPITO and the sector in its drive to inspire the next generation.