Energy Voice: Net Zero Workforce virtual event

March 29, 2022
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Date(s) - March 29, 2022
10:15 am - 4:00 pm

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Energy Voice and Deloitte presents Net Zero Workforce 2022.

Energy is going through seismic change. This will be driven by people – attracting new talent, and reskilling the current workforce. This Net Zero Workforce event will help draw the roadmap for change, inspire the next generation and shape the future of energy.

This hybrid conference, presented from the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen, will focus on inspiring the next generation of energy leaders and explore what the existing workforce needs to thrive in a post-transition landscape.

Together we will examine what new roles, skills and expertise are required for the Net Zero Workforce to emerge and thrive.

Session 1: NexGen Energy – 10:15 – 12:00

The first session will focus on how the energy industry attracts and retains talent as the transition progresses. This is the opportunity for energy companies to make their pitch for why the next generation of talent should join them and for our educators to present the pathway to a career in the industry.

Proposed topics include:

  • Generation Net Zero (skills & education required for the transition)
  • What would schools, colleges and universities be teaching?
  • Apprenticeships & scholarships
  • Career opportunities in energy (offshore wind, hydrogen, net zero supply chain)
  • Culture, diversity & inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship & opportunity
  • Energy Companies of the future
  • Digital workforce

Session 2: North Sea 2.0 – 13:30 – 15:00

The people currently working in our oil and gas industry will be vital to making the transition a success. Key to this will be the new skills, technologies and training requirements to mould the Net Zero Workforce. In this session, we will hear from the organisations supporting those in the industry as their roles evolve and understand the opportunities to reskill.

Proposed topics include:

  • Retraining and skilling up existing workforce
  • Utilisation of available human resource
  • Workforce configuration
  • Enhancing creativity & productivity
  • Switching to offshore wind
  • Gearing up for hydrogen
  • Remote working
  • Older workers in the net zero workforce
  • Investment in regional skillsets & resource

Register here to book your virtual space.

If you experience any issues, please contact Lesley (Event Manager) at [email protected].

Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise