Students and those with an interest in a career in Renewables and the low-carbon industries are encouraged to attend this week’s Net Zero Careers event led by RenewableUK.
Taking place on Thursday 15 July, 12:30 – 17:00, the free event is an opportunity to hear from businesses making UK decarbonisation happen, learn about potential employers and the entry-level roles they offer, and explore graduate schemes and postgraduate courses to jump-start a career in Renewables and the Net Zero industries.
Aura and the University of Hull will have a stand in the Exhibition zone where visitors can explore undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to Net Zero, find out about funded PhD opportunities at the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training, and hear from those currently enrolled on the Aura Postgraduate Apprenticeship in wind energy with Siemens Gamesa. The stand also features information about the new Humber Internship Programme (HIP) and a short film outlining cutting-edge climate change research taking place at the University’s Energy and Environment Institute.
12:30 – 13:15 | Introduction & Keynote
Melanie Onn, Deputy CEO of RenewableUK will be joined by Hugh Knowles, Co-CEO at Friends of the Earth UK for the keynote speech.
13:30 – 14:15 | Graduate Q&A
Many students attending the Net Zero Sessions will be applying to graduate schemes. In this session, five graduates from across the wind energy industry will talk about the application processes, interviews, learning on the job, and lots more. Lauren McIntosh, Global Public Affairs Graduate at Vestas, will be chairing, joined by Eishar Bassan, Siemens Gamesa; Grant Beaton, Dogger Bank Wind Farm; Graeme Duffy, Ørsted; and Angus Binnian from Vattenfall.
Eishar is studying the Aura Postgraduate Apprenticeship Programme and contributed to our recent film about the scheme which you can watch here.
14:30 – 15:30 | The 10 Point Plan
This session will feature 3 speakers talking about 3 key elements of the 10 Point Plan, the UK’s road map to Net Zero.
Caterina Brandmayr, Head of Climate Policy at Green Alliance will talk about the transition to zero-carbon vehicles.
Rishi Madlani, Head of Climate and Sustainability at Natwest will do a presentation on green finance.
Alicia Green, Delivery Coordinator at the Offshore Wind Industry Council, will discuss offshore wind and the jobs and communities being transformed.
15:30 – 16:15 | Exhibition
Take 45 minutes to visit the exhibitors including businesses and education providers from across the renewables industry. You will be able to follow links, watch videos, and talk to representatives from the organisations to hear about their work and the jobs and careers available.
16:15 – 17:00 | Closing
To close out the Net Zero Career event, Melanie Onn, Deputy CEO at RenewableUK will be joined by Daniel Wills, Project Manager at Vattenfall, as he runs through the opportunities for jobs and investment that Net Zero brings, championing our excellent onshore wind industry.
Reaching Net Zero is the key milestone in fighting global climate change but reducing emissions is also an opportunity for ambitious individuals seeking highly-skilled, long-term jobs that make a genuine difference to the world around us. Register for the event below and do drop by to say hello! We look forward to meeting you.