Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has welcomed the first graduates on to its graduate training academy scheme.
Six graduates have been enrolled and plans are already in place for a further intake in September. The recent intake includes three project engineers, two contract engineers and an asset-management graduate.
The scheme is a two-year programme which gives people the chance to experience various departments in the company to allow them to fully understand how the business operates. Graduates are put through their offshore survival training and are provided continual development opportunities to help progress their skills.
Bibby Offshore chief executive Howard Woodcock said: “Since its launch, the Bibby Offshore academy has been a welcome addition to our workplace.
“It builds on the success of the previous programme. Investment in people is a high priority for the company. There are increasing discussions within the industry about skill shortages and Bibby Offshore feels it is important to be proactive towards alleviating potential future shortages.”
Bibby Offshore has more than 200 staff onshore and 300 offshore.