Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has pressed the Scottish Government over challenges faced by offshore workers in finding new roles in renewables.
offshore training passport
A survey led by an SNP politician has found just one in 10 workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry say they have enough opportunities to switch to renewables.
Environmental campaigners and trade unions welcomed plans from the offshore training industry to reduce duplication in certification standards, but pressed for detail on timing and delivery.
Trade and skills bodies have committed to working together to enable offshore workers to move more easily between offshore energy projects.
Union leaders say they have not seen a ‘candidate shortage’ for North Sea jobs, but that greater engagement with the workforce and better terms will help remove barriers.
Politicians have been accused of letting down offshore workers after plans for a training passport were voted down in Westminster.
Environmental campaigners and trade unions have called for MPs to back the creation of an offshore training scheme to help workers move between the oil and gas and renewables sectors more easily.