Movers: Energy boss praises female students as they share accolade
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An energy leader has praised two female students from the eastern region after they scooped the top accolade for their energy course.
Jasmine Allen, 18. from Beccles, and Jodie Brand, 17, of Corton, were named joint Student of the Year on this year’s Energy Skills Foundation Programme (ESFP) – one of the core initiatives of the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) through its Skills for Energy Programme.
Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, who says there is still a “mountain to climb” to bring more women into engineering, praised their achievement.
“I’d like to commend Jodie and Jasmine on what is a fantastic achievement in their budding careers. I hope their story inspires more people to pursue their goals in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas, empowered by the knowledge of great initiatives such as EEEGR’s Skills for Energy programme.
“The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry is an exciting place to work, offering up diverse global opportunities in high value roles.”
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The pair are among around 30 students who annually gain qualifications, experience and knowledge to help them choose careers, including mechanical and electrical engineering in the region’s expanding energy sector.
The NVQ Level 2 pre-apprenticeship course is delivered across the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft campuses of East Coast College and draws students from Suffolk and Norfolk.
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