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Developing the next generation
Developing the next generation

In August 2020, Subsea Energy Solutions were delighted to accommodate a request from a local student into our workplace for a week of discovery to learn all about work in the offshore energy supply chain.

During the week Lucy, 15, a student at a local secondary school, joined the team at SES to get involved in all aspects of the business and spark her interest about careers in the sector. 

Lucy has with intentions to study engineering with long-term career prospects of becoming an engineer.


Within the week Lucy:

  • Witnessed a client inspector visit, learning about quality and dimensional control demonstration
  • Modelled a number of components through the week: bend stiffener, j-tube seal, buoyancy cat calculated to provide 20 kg uplift & suitable for 200 m water depth.
  • Visited a fabrication shop to understand some of the processes involved first hand.
  • Visited several CNC machine shops including a demonstration on how the machines are programmed from the models that SES provide, and explanation on how different tools and axis used to machine different contours.
  • Understood the polyurethane casting process and how different hardness’s are cast and controlled. As part of this process, Lucy under supervision produced a casting with various harnesses and colours, which we called “a rainbow cup”.
  • Visited a rapid prototyping company, Paragon, to understand the 3D printing process including cutting edge technology and how this can be used to make quick prototypes and how it can be used for producing mass parts in the hundreds.


Over the course of the week Lucy demonstrated incredible skill on all aspects of the business, including designing from scratch the following models on Solidworks, which she has been learning since she was 12 years old.

We wish Lucy all the best and already know she has an incredible career ahead of her.


SES typically accommodate at least 1 person per year for work experience. If you wish to apply for next year please get in touch.


Examples of Lucy's work: