It’s time to do more

Embracing Diversity & Inclusion is essential if we’re to realise the Oil, Gas & Energy industry’s ambitions through to 2035 and beyond. Our ability to thrive globally in a net-zero world depends on it. Many companies have already embarked on this journey, for others, it’s time to do more. Time to step up and make your contribution count. If not now, then ask yourself when? And if not you, then who?

Ally Network

Following on from the successful formation of OEUK’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Group in 2019, we are now launching our Ally Network.

Led by Susan Grayson, Director, D&I, Resourcing, Talent & L&D Spirit Energy, OEUK’s Ally Network will run in parallel with the activities of the D&I Task Group. The Ally network will provide a platform for industry professionals to come together and examples of best practice, and opportunities to develop and stay up to date with all the activities coming out of the task group.

To register for the OEUK Ally Network, please complete the form below.

Submit a Case Study

At OEUK we believe that embracing diversity and inclusion is vital to securing the future success of the oil, gas and energy sector. By ensuring we create the best place to work, we will attract the right people and retain a diversity of talent, skills, experience and thought. It is essential that our sector can offer an inclusive, welcoming and equal opportunities working environment for people from all backgrounds and characters.

In order to champion diversity and inclusion across our industry and build knowledge through best practice and shared learnings, we believe it is important to highlight the great work already being done.

We would, therefore, be very grateful if you could share your diversity and inclusion experiences in the form of a case study. Download here the template and some tips to help you write one which is clear, concise and engaging. Please send to

Join a network

Get involved in diversity and inclusion by joining a network of interest to you.

We are committed to achieving an equal and inclusive energy sector – join our D&I Network on LinkedIn for guidance, case studies, and inspiration!

The Axis Network has a vision for a prosperous and sustainable Aberdeen Energy Industry which has an equal gender balance across all areas of the sector.

AFBE-UK provides support and promotes higher achievements in Education and Engineering, particularly among students and professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds.

2020 diversity and inclusion awards launched by AFBE-UK Scotland

Entries are now open for an awards event that will champion diversity and inclusion in Scotland.

AFBE-UK Scotland, a social enterprise which encourages people from under-represented groups to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors, plans to hold its awards event on Thursday, November 26 at Ardoe House Hotel, near Aberdeen. The deadline for entries is June 12

The four categories for the awards are Outstanding Mentor, Young BME (Black Minority Ethnic) Professional of the Year, Company of the Year and BME Leader of the Year. Colette Cohen OBE, the CEO of the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, will be the keynote speaker at the awards gathering. Previous winners include BP and Shell.

AFBE-UK Scotland (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers Scotland) has supported pupils, students, graduates and industry professionals since it was established in 2011 as an offshoot of the London-based AFBE-UK. The group runs several programmes and workshops throughout the year with the aim of addressing the under-representation in various sectors, including engineering.

Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland, said:

“Our awards gala is always a fantastic event which recognises the many diversity and inclusion achievements. It’s also an opportunity to hear about successes, meet new business contacts and engage with stakeholders and influencers.

Sponsorship packages are available for the awards gala with a starting price of £2,500, while corporate tables are available for £1,500.

The Aberdeen-based organisation has three engagement programmes: its school’s programme, NextGen, in which industry professionals give up their time to highlight engineering as a career choice to pupils; Real Projects, which invites industry professionals to speak on their area of expertise, and Transition, which gives students and recent graduates practical career advice through talks, CV reviews and mock interviews. More than 6,000 people have attended AFBE-UK Scotland events in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

For more information about the awards, please visit

To sponsor the awards evening download the sponsorship brochure here:

AFBE-UK Scotland Gala Sponsorship Brochure 2020

To apply for an award download the form:

Award Categories

An initiative from AFBE-UK.