OPITO has named ex-gymnastics coach, Colin Ross, its apprentice of the year following his work in the North Sea with BP (Lon: BP).
As we enter a new year, the need to move at pace towards a more integrated energy system and workforce is of huge importance if we are to turn the ambition of decarbonisation and the green economy into a reality.
As we approach the festive season and the end of an eventful 2022, it’s not only a time to reflect on our successes and learnings but an opportunity to look to the future.
Energy Skills Alliance members, OPITO and ECITB are set to fund the UK Offshore Energy Skills Intelligence Hub.
3t Energy Group has been chosen to help deliver a digital solution that will enable workers to move between sectors more easily.
OPITO, the global safety and skills body for the energy industry has launched an innovative suite of strategic energy transition qualifications.
Ahead of a skills summit in Aberdeen this week, employment experts have assessed why Scotland and the wider UK has woes around attracting enough workers in renewable energy.
Interesting as it is to ponder flying or subsea drones, or even walking past a robot on an offshore platform, the future of the North Sea is just as much about strides in data and digitalisation.
Figures from the energy industry have added their voice to mourners around the world following the death of the Queen.
Floating offshore wind (FOW) is the new great hope, the next big breakthrough, in renewable energy. It is a huge worldwide growth area with transformative potential for our people, our communities, and our national wealth and wellbeing.
Oil and gas technical apprentice Andrea has shared her story breastfeeding offshore as a new mum while training as a production technician.
Safety and skills body OPITO has announced a new lifting standard for the global wind sector, which it hopes will also help enhance mobility between oil and gas and renewables.
Plans have been set out on creation of a “critical” and long-awaited skills passport to help oil and gas workers transition into renewables.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has pressed the Scottish Government over challenges faced by offshore workers in finding new roles in 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.
In the wake of COP26 in November last year, the need for a skilled and well-trained workforce to deliver the transition to renewable energy has been recognised globally.
Maersk Training has completed the final phase of a three quarters of a million pound refurbishment of its north-east training centre.
Recruitment for this year’s Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP) has got underway today.
The Acorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire has teamed up with skills body OPITO to help deliver thousands of skilled jobs for the Scottish Cluster.
Oil and gas workers could find it easier to get trained for a shift into “greener” jobs under proposals considered by the Scottish Government.
The long-awaited UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) kicks off in Glasgow in November when world leaders arrive in Scotland to seek agreement on how to tackle clime change collectively.
Everybody loves a big-budget, blockbuster sequel. Half a century after the original and long-running oil boom adventure, the North Sea is poised to repeat and surpass that success with an even bigger net-zero carbon and renewable follow-up: the £16 billion North Sea Transition Deal.
Energy skills body OPITO has announced the creation of a new Energy Transition team, which could open the door for oil and gas workers looking to shift to renewables.