The world is growing like never before, creating opportunity for billions of people. And all this growth requires energy. But as the world demands more energy it also demands that it be produced and delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions. BP will be exhibiting at New Scientist Live again this year, showing how we are meeting this dual challenge
Our industry is changing faster than at any time in our lifetime. Demand for energy is set to increase by a third to 2040 as prosperity increases and the global population rises to 9.2 billion, with renewables the fastest growing energy source the world has seen.
And it has never been more important to provide all this energy in a safe and reliable way. The energy challenges and opportunities are so great that they require a spirit of purpose and invention from the brightest minds.
The latest EngineeringUK State of Engineering report indicates that there is an annual demand for at least 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills, and an additional 79,000 roles that require some engineering knowledge and skills alongside other skill sets. Worryingly, there is an annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to fill these roles and almost half of engineering companies say that a shortage of skilled people is already having a significant impact on their productivity and growth.
Not enough young people are choosing STEM, which is why BP has been working to address the STEM skills gap through targeted investment at all levels of education. Our early STEM initiatives began as a teaching resource that has since grown into a comprehensive programme contributing to every stage of education, including early years, primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational.
Get 10% off your New Scientist Live tickets
Come and see how we are advancing the energy transition and developing the brightest minds for the future by visiting stand 941, and enjoy 10% off tickets with promo code BIG10.
Last year’s stand
New Scientist feature articles
To complement our stand last year, we commissioned four features in the New Scientist magazine and website in the lead up to the show. The first article talked about the research underpinning all of our STEM education work to develop the next generation of talent, and the next three featured a range of BP employees talking about their careers and the choices they made around STEM skills.