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November Update

Discover TIDE’s undercurrent, bringing you the current happenings in the EDI world.

Industry News e-Bulletin

In this issue:

Energy UK Annual Conference

Guide to Jobs in Energy

Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Awards

EDI in Energy Decarbonisation Study

Updates From TIDE

Dates For Your Diary…

POWERful Women’s 2023 Annual Conference

Free Webinar: Unconscious Bias

YEP Forum x BAME Climate Professionals Forum

Workshop: Challenging Sexual Harassment at Work

EDI Top Tip

Energy UK Annual Conference

On the 18th of October TIDE exhibited at Energy UK Annual Conference. Grace Kimberly and Mayur Gondhea (pictured below) represented TIDE talking all things EDI with stakeholders from across the industry.

If you didn’t manage to catch them on the day please feel free to reach out to TIDE at:

Mayur and Grace in front of the TIDE stand
TIDE Stand and Banner
Courtesy ©Simon Sadek Photography
Grave and Nicole at Energy UK Annual Conference

Guide to Jobs in Energy

Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Forum has released its Guide to Jobs in Energy. To help us reach Net Zero, we will need all the people we can get, from all kinds of backgrounds, bringing with them a diverse range of skills.

This report has been put together to showcase the diversity of routes into energy jobs, from apprenticeships to switching from another industry. It also aims to highlight how working in energy can mean anything from working as an offshore renewables technician, to working in communications or public affairs.

Read the Guide to Jobs in Energy.

Guide to Jobs in Energy 1

Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Awards

Thursday 16 November

We are delighted to announce that Policy by Murray sponsored the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Award at this year’s Young Energy Professional Awards.

This award recognises individuals who have made a difference to improving diversity and inclusion both within their company and within the energy sector as a whole. The award was judged by Mac Alonge, CEO of The Equal Group and the winner be announced soon!

EDI in Energy Decarbonisation Study

Various personal characteristics are under-represented within the present workforce – including, but not limited to, women, members of ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, neurodiverse individuals. By enhancing EDI within the energy and supply chain sector, we can widen the talent pool that is traditionally recruited from, and make working environments more inclusive to a diverse range of talent. Evidence shows that diverse workforces are better equipped to overcome challenges.

The University of Hull are collecting information from employers within the UK energy and supply chain sector regarding implementation of equity, diversity & inclusion, and associated challenges.

This will inform development of tools and advice for employers to assist attraction & retention of a diverse staff, in order to meet demand within decarbonisation of the sector.

If you would like to take part, the survey is open from Monday 16th October.

Participate in the EDI in energy decarbonisation study!

Updates from TIDE

TIDE has now been established for a year, and so will take the time to review and refresh the existing steering group with specific roles and how to apply, all of which will be announced soon.

This includes a new Chair role, as sadly Celia Anderson will be stepping down – we would all like to thank Celia very much for her expert chairing. We will advertise the roles through this channel as well as on LinkedIn. 

A note from Celia:

“It has been a privilege chairing TIDE through the pilot phase and now, as it moves into a new more substantive phase, I feel it is the ideal time to hand over to the next person to drive forward change in the energy industry”

Dates for your Diary… 

Join POWERful Women’s 2023 Annual Conference

Wednesday 15 November | London and Online

POWERful Women’s Annual Conference is the forum for UK energy companies – their leaders, managers and D&I professionals – to engage with peers, specialists and women working in the industry, to discuss the gender diversity and inclusion issues of the day and how to make better progress, faster.

They welcomed people in person at One Birdcage Walk, London and online.

 You can learn more about the conference on the POWERful Women website.

Free Webinar: Unconscious Bias

Wednesday 22 November | 12.00 – 13.00 | Zoom

The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers is hosting a free webinar, aiming to further your understanding of unconscious bias, alongside inclusion and wellbeing consultant, David Hull-Watters.

David will guide you through a comprehensive discussion on unconscious bias. From defining the concept to exploring its relationship with stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, David will unravel the complexities behind this important topic.

Register now using this link to secure your place and be a part of the movement towards a more inclusive society.  

YEP Forum x BAME Climate Professionals Forum

How can we improve diversity in the energy industry?

Monday 27 November | 18:00 – 20:00 | FTI Consulting, London, EC1A 4HD

The YEP Forum and BAME Climate Professionals Forum are hosting the final YEP event of 2023 in collaboration with FTI Consulting.

Join a networking reception on the subject of diversity within the energy and climate sectors. You will meet peers from across both industries, from across the networks of both the YEP Forum and BAME Climate Professionals Forum.

On the night, we will hear from senior keynote speakers including:

  • Bim Afolami MP – Chair of PRASEG and MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
  • Dhara Vyas – Deputy Chief Executive, Energy UK
  • Another senior speaker tbc.

The event will begin at 18:00 at FTI’s offices in central London, with drinks and nibbles provided.

We expect this event to sell out so make sure to get your ticket as soon as possible.

Secure your free place today!

Workshop: Challenging Sexual Harassment at Work

Wednesday 06 December | 10:00 – 11:00 | Online

Enact Solutions is showcasing its new interactive programme on “Challenging Sexual Harassment at Work.” See how Enact can help your company create a safer, more respectful environment.
Workshop Highlights:

  • Experiential drama based content: to create memorable learning experiences
  • Expert facilitators: providing valuable insights and guidance of the session
  • Open dialogue: where delegates can share experiences and create joint learning moments
  • Practical tools: demonstrating the tips and tools we provide here at Enact to help transform your workplace environments

See how we can make a difference working together, challenging workplace harassment and fostering a safe, inclusive environment.

Secure your spot through Enact’s booking page here. (Please note spaces limited to two per organisation

EDI Top Tip:

Subtitles, captions and transcripts – what’s the difference?

Learn how to make your videos more accessible with subtitles, captions and transcripts. Scope, the disability equality charity, explain the differences and how you can help people with various access needs in this free handy resource.

Further information and guidance on ‘Subtitles, captions and transcripts for accessibility’.