Inspire Programme

  • 2017 Platinum Sponsors:


  • SPE’s Inspire Programme includes a series of activities, workshops and lectures specifically focused on supporting and informing young people who are interested in joining the oil and gas industry or just beginning their careers. By engaging with local schools, universities and young professionals these programmes hope to help encourage STEM topics and introduce a new generation into this incredibly diverse and exciting industry.

    This programme is developed by the Inspire Programme Committee with support from the Young Member Engagement Committee.

    Our programmes cover a range of activities each targeted to specific age groups. View the 2017 programme timetable for all our Inspire Programme activities


    School Engagement Programme 2017

    Sponsored by:

    Wednesday 6 September (13-14 yr. olds) and Thursday 7 September (15-17yr. olds) (Invitation only)
    The 2017 School Engagement Programme invited students from around Scotland to get a taste of Offshore Europe, experienced and young professionals provided the necessary insight into engineering and helped highlight the importance of focusing on science and engineering during their school years. Students had the change to answer questions and tour around the Exhibition and meet with various companies.

    If you were unable to attend Offshore Europe 2017,  please make sure to visit the Energy4me page for lots more information on the energy industry suitable for schools.

  • Young Member Programmes

    Monday 4 September - Thursday 7 September

    University level students and young professionals attended a series of activities addressing skills and concerns for those starting in the oil and gas industry. Events included one to one meetings with professionals, communication skills and CV writing workshops as well as keynote lectures covering how the industry will change and develop in the years ahead. For a complete breakdown of our events please see the 2017 OE young member programme guide.

    Contact: email. James Whitaker

  • SPE Cares - Beach Cleaning at the River Don

    Friday 8 September

    SPE Cares started in 2016 with the aim to give back to the communities hosting our conferences. In 2017 we worked with the Marine Conservation Society to arrange a beach clean up at the North Side of the River Don.

    Contact: email: James Whitaker

  • Energise Your Future

    Friday 8 September (Invitation only)
    A talented and enthusiastic workforce is one of the industry’s most important assets. OPITO’s ‘Energise Your Future’ events bring together local school pupils and the oil and gas industry to inspire the next generation.
    OPITO works with industry leaders attending the OE exhibition and invites secondary level school pupils to engaging and informative presentations, highlighting the exciting opportunities the industry has to offer to the workforce of the future.

    Since the first Energise Your Future in Aberdeen in 2008, more than 11,000 secondary school students across the UK have been inspired to find out more about the oil industry.

    Contact: email: Megan Sellar

    View the 2017 programme

  • The 2017 events were organised by the Inspire Workgroup with support from the SPE Young Members Engagement Committee as well as the following groups:


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