An offshore technical school in Norway has seen a sharp decline in applicants since last year.
Tore Gudmestad, manager at the Stavanger Offshore Technical School, said this year there had been only 20 new applications.
The facility has previously had as many as 400 submissions.
Gudmestad said he had seen a clear correlation between the decline in oil price and the impact it was having on people’s career choices.
Speaking to media in Norway, he said he school had also received calls from concerned parents of students worried about job prospects for current students.
Earlier today, union bosses in Norway expressed concerns over pressures on catering staff working offshore.