An ex-Army officer has launched a pioneering north-east initiative aimed at smoothing the path for former military personnel looking to transfer their skills into the energy industry.
Oil and gas industry skills body Opito said today its first transition training programme of this year is under way - and all nine attending have already found new jobs.
A Highland subsea diver training facility has received a £130,000 grant to train commercial divers.
The Scottish Government plans to invest £3.25million in an "academy" to train workers in the energy sector.
Energy service business Wood Group said yesterday it expected to deliver growth this year but the unit it created after buying PSN still faced delays on a major Middle East project.
With new projects coming on stream and platforms like Kittiwake producing oil and gas for years longer than expected, the offshore industry needs new skilled workers now more than ever.
If the recent good weather has left you thinking about a move abroad, a trip to the Energy, Mining & Engineering International Jobs Expo in Aberdeen next week could be worthwhile.
SUBOCEAN Group is doubling the size of its premises as staff numbers hit 175.
Energy service giant Weatherford unveiled plans yesterday to invest £11million in its technology and training centre at Bridge of Don, in Aberdeen.