Dear students and recent graduates,

please join us at our most successful event for students, the AFBE Scotland Transition Careers Event in Edinburgh: A full day of free food, job hunting activities, mentoring, CV clinic and mock interviews!

Transition is a career workshop designed to equip students and recent graduates with the skills required to scale through the employment process and secure jobs at the most sought after companies.

The Transition programme was initiated by AFBE-UK in Aberdeen in 2012 and has since been very effective in equipping over 2500 mentees with the tools they need not just to get into the workplace but to thrive!

According to a survey carried out in 2016, 70% of people who have attended the Transition programme secured a job in a relevant role within 12 months for reasons directly attributable to the Transition programme. Over 90% said it made them more confident in interviews.

Attendees will listen to an inspiring talk titled “My Transition Story” by a successful professional at this event. The event will also include a CV review session, mock interviews and an assessment centre. Its also a great event to network with industry professionals.

Lunch will be provided on the day.

This event is open to anyone who needs support to get into work. You do not have to be an engineer or of BME origin to attend.

If you are interested in attending this event, email a copy of your CV to afbescotland@gmail.com with the title Transition Edinburgh and register on Eventbrite (below).

Date, Time and Location

Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Event tickets

Book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transition-careers-event-in-edinburgh-tickets-78205573977?aff=ebapi

Global warming and energy transition are the topical issues of the day, with the UK government setting a new target of ending its contribution to global warming by reaching net zero emissions by 2050 from 1990 levels.

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is proposed as one of the six technology options that can be used to reduce net anthropogenic CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

This presentation will discuss the main issues relating to CCS and touch upon the economics of this industry as well as address some commonly held misconceptions. The presentation will cover the following:

  1.  What is CCS technology and its role in the energy transition mix?
  2.  CCS history in the UK and the World
  3.  The cost of technology vs other options
  4.  Should we skip CCS and switch to renewables directly?
  5.  The economics behind CCS – Who should pay for it?
  6.  Challenges of CCS deployment and ways of enabling CCS

The Speaker

Dr Alfiya Wright is an economist with a doctorate in the Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage(CCS). Her research interests lie in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), energy economics and energy transition, and low carbon technologies. Alfiya has several years’ engineering and management experience working on different oil & gas projects. While working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Norway, she undertook a variety of projects for major companies, such as Siemens, Maersk, Statoil, and ConocoPhillips. She has also worked in a S&P 100 company as a marketing manager, and as a lecturer and course coordinator at the University of Aberdeen.

Alfiya’s day job is as a consultant for Pale Blue Dot Energy, the project developer of the Acorn CCS and Acorn Hydrogen projects. She is a personal development consultant and provides management consultancy services to organisations.

Outside her work, Alfiya is also the Business Development Director for the Kazakhstan PhD Association (www.kpauk.org), a non-profit interdisciplinary organisation of Kazakhstani PhD researchers in the UK, facilitating collaboration between scientists of the two countries.

Date, Time and Location

Thu, 31 October 2019
18:30 – 20:00 GMT

New Kings Building (Room NK14)
The University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Event tickets

Please sign up for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-transition-the-role-of-ccs-an-economists-perspective-tickets-77453299905