The Girls in Energy programme is a one-year course, designed to open young women’s eyes to the energy industry’s wealth of career opportunities. It is targeted at girls aged 14–16 in secondary education and since its launch back in 2011, over 850 girls have now been through the programme.
Girls in Energy students get to understand the future energy challenge including some of the pressing challenges we face in the world today and the role engineering plays in meeting the growing energy demand in a sustainable and innovative way.
At Shell, we have an integral role to play in inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists. We need to develop and recruit the right people to meet one of the biggest challenges facing the world right now: delivering affordable and sustainable energy, while reducing carbon emissions. We also have a responsibility to help reduce the pay gap that we see across the energy and engineering industry.