Professionals who took a break from the energy industry are being offered a chance to restart their career.

DORIS, an energy industry company based in Great Yarmouth and London, has formed a new partnership with STEM Returners - a programme which helps candidates return to work in engineering. 

They are offering a 12-week paid placement programme at DORIS' offices in Great Yarmouth.

Successful candidates may be offered full-time positions on completion of the placement.

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Frank Drennan, DORIS UK’s managing director, said: “We are pleased to be supporting this initiative with STEM Returners and providing key opportunities to enable STEM professionals to re-enter the energy industry.

"DORIS is committed to enabling change and providing value for personnel, creating an inclusive environment that appreciates input from all. 

“STEM professionals looking to re-enter the energy industry offer valuable expertise and commitment and passion for energy.

"These qualities are crucial for the energy industry to continue to grow and innovate and achieve the energy targets of the future.” 

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Natalie Desty, director of STEM Returners said: “We are very proud to be entering this new partnership with DORIS, to help return highly skilled people back into the industry.

"We know that STEM professionals face an uphill battle when trying to return after a career break due to a misconception about lack of skills or up-to-date knowledge, but that could not be further from the truth."

Since STEM Returners launched in 2017, more than 400 STEM Returner candidates have joined programmes across the UK.

It is hoped that the new programme will help fill an emerging green energy skills gap.

It is estimated that around 200,000 new workers are needed if the UK is to deliver on long-term energy security and meet its energy transition targets.