Flexibility will be essential for workers in the energy transition, with employment likely to switch between oil and gas and the new technologies.
A group of former North Sea oil workers will embark on teaching careers this month after ditching black gold for blackboards.
A new initiative being led by Subsea UK is aiming to create an educational link between industry and pupils in the classroom. Education chiefs have been working with the industry body to create a unique resource which could capture the interest and imagination of primary pupils in science subjects. It includes the Subsea Channel which offers pupils the chance to visualise some of the work done in a number of ways in the North Sea.
Months of hard science by budding young students at an Aberdeen school came to an end yesterday when they presented their projects at TechFest last week. TechFest's Heroes of Tomorrow event, sponsored by Statoil, had pupils from S1 to S6 giving short presentations to their families and peers on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
More than 100 young students have already joined a new graduate programme set up by Total. As part of the Total Young Graduate Programme, which was founded in April 2014, young graduates from more than 40 countries in Africa and the Middle East will be given the opportunity to discover working life through hands-on experience over an 18-month period.