More than 7,500 oil and gas workers have lost their jobs since the onset of the coronavirus crisis and tens of thousands more could go, industry leaders have warned.
Skills Development Scotland
More than 4,500 “heartbreaking” North Sea job losses have already taken place in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and oil price rout, it is understood.
A former petrol pump designer has scooped Opito’s Apprentice of the Year Award at the age of 33.
Exceptional oil and gas companies and their dedicated employees were recognised at one of the industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies on Friday night.
Hundreds of Aberdonians have been helped by a multi-million oil and gas training fund since it began three years ago, according to a Scottish skills agency.
New to Aberdeen, Scottish Enterprise along with supporting partners EIC, SPE, OGIC and Skills Development Scotland, will host a free one-day thought-leadership event on March 13 as part of Scotland’s two-week festival of data innovation, known as DataFest.
New figures show only 6% of Scottish Government-supported modern apprentices (MAs) in the engineering and energy-related industries are female.
A trio of training providers have found space for more than 100 engineering apprentices who were left stranded by the closure of an Aberdeen organisation.
The Scottish Government is providing funding for commercial diver training in an effort to avoid a major skills shortage in the subsea industry.
The North Sea oil and gas industry is looking to a football-style loan transfer scheme to resolve skills shortages after it emerges from a long and brutal downturn.
A plan to help maximise the value of North Sea decommissioning for small to medium-sized firms has been published by the Scottish Government’s economic development agencies.
More than 1000 people affected by redundancies from the oil and gas sector have attended a free event in Aberdeen offering help and advice.