Case study: Our partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE)

We have a long-standing partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and our Group Chief Executive, Ayman Asfari, is a Fellow of the Academy.

Each year since 2009, we have supported the Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship Programme, which provides funding for graduate engineers to pursue a one-year Masters programme in applied technical roles in the oil and gas industry, and has benefited 31 fellows.

Group of people from Royal Academy of Engineering

In 2015, we also extended our support of the Academy’s STEM Teacher Connectors project, which employs an expanding network of Teacher Coordinators, who provide local STEM teachers with training, resources and networking opportunities. During the most recent academic year, an estimated 1,100 pupils from 68 schools benefited.

Kincorth Academy Partnership, Aberdeen

School children building a model of a bridge

We have a longstanding partnership with Kincorth Academy, a secondary school in Aberdeen. Our partnership involves a range of activities designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in line with our global strategic corporate giving theme.

Each year we support various projects, including:

  • STEM outreach to encourage young people into oil and gas careers
  • Support with CV writing and interview skills
  • An annual bridge-building competition
  • We also support the annual school show, as well as sports teams and the school’s awards ceremony

The partnership involves a mix of financial, in-kind and staff volunteering contributions.