AFBE-UK Scotland holds transition event to get help students get career ready

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A day-long programme designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry for young people looking to pursue a career in engineering is being staged in Aberdeen next month.

Hosted by the organisation AFBE-UK Scotland, it kick-starts a series of autumn events which are also aimed at offering students an insight into key topics associated with the engineering sector.

The Transition programme is to be held in the Woodbank House in the city on Saturday, October 14 and will feature career workshops and CV clinics as well as mock interviews and assessments.

Transition is one of the major events in the AFBE-UK Scotland calendar and is again being held in 2017 in conjunction with the African Network of an oil major

AFBE-UK Scotland is the Aberdeen-based group of a not-for-profit organisation which encourages young people, particularly those of black and minority ethnic (BME) origin, to consider an engineering career.

Chair Ollie Folayan said: “The format and content of Transition are carefully planned to ensure that those attending enjoy the greatest possible benefit from their participation.

“These events have always proved both popular and valuable in previous years and we’re confident the 2017 programme will be the same.”

Students can register for free by using the following link:

Transition will be followed by a Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) training course at Woodbank House on Saturday, October 21, starting at 10am.

On Thursday, October 26, a seminar on financial investment will be held at the University of Aberdeen New Kings Building (NK3) from 6.30pm. It will be led by Daniel Chew, a former senior production engineer with an oil and gas major.

All AFBE-UK Scotland events are free to attend but registration is required. For further information or to sign up for an event, visit

AFBE-UK Scotland runs around 20 events annually and has helped over 500 pupils and students via its three main programmes – Transition, NextGen and Real Projects – since 2011.


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