Keith Grammar School attends the Keith Greener Grid Park Launch: An insight into careers in the renewable industry
In March 2022, Statkraft celebrated the launch of their Keith Greener Grid Park, the first of its kind in the UK. The Greener Grid Parks will have a significant role in assisting the National Grid ESO meet its target of running a zero-carbon grid by 2025. Three senior phase pupils from Keith Grammar School - Ben, Fiona and Robbie - along with Mr Pirie, Mrs Law, and one of DYW Moray's School Co-ordinators, Kelly Cormack, were invited and attended the launch.
The Statkraft team gave a grand tour of the park, along with a presentation on how the equipment operates. This sparked quite a lot of interest with the pupils which opened the conversation up to career pathways and opportunities for young people within Statkraft and the renewable industry.
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport along with MSP Richard Lochhead were keen to hear the pupils' opinions on climate change and spent some time talking to them about their subject choices and career pathways post-school.
After the grand tour of the park, Statkraft’s representative Seamus Skinner made sure everyone arrived safely back to the Ugie House Hotel in Keith to enjoy the refreshments along with having the chance to network with the Statkraft team and their multiple partners that included SSEN, GE, AECOM amongst many more.
The Statkraft team are looking forward to a future collaboration with Keith Grammar School and DYW Moray where they will be offering career pathway talks, renewable energy workshops and site visits that will enable Statkraft to showcase the subjects, skills, qualities and interests needed for a career in the renewables sector.