ECITB has welcomed government approval of proposals aimed at supporting transition skills and training via a levy on engineering construction businesses.
In oil and gas, the American Institute Chemical Engineers found corporate memory of an incident was almost completely gone after three years.
The UK’s Climate Change Committee published its report on the impacts of net zero on the workforce last week, but the energy sector is already acutely aware of the challenges the energy transition poses to its future prosperity.
For the Energy Voice team, and many others besides, May has been the month of conferences.
A crunch on the ability of firms to find skills for oil and gas and renewable energy are a “significant threat,” Aberdeen business leaders have warned.
News this month that Cromarty and the Firth of Forth have been chosen to become Scotland’s green freeports was unquestionably a bitter pill to swallow for the energy sector in North-east Scotland.
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.
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 giant BP (LON: BP) has been inundated by applications from workers vying to transition into the low carbon energy space.
An imbalance between supply and demand in the energy labour market could send wages through the roof, the head of a leading skills body has projected.
An Aberdeen-based energy transition skills initiative has bolstered its leadership team with three new appointments.
Globally the energy landscape is changing. It is undergoing significant transition to meet energy demands whilst reducing carbon emissions – a difficult balancing act.
With the theme of ‘Oceans of Opportunity’, the much-anticipated Subsea Expo conference later this month will showcase the cutting-edge technologies and innovations of the sector. The UK’s subsea market produces some of the world’s most advanced technology for harsh and hard to reach environments. As the energy transition accelerates, there will be a significant opportunity for the transfer of this technology into growing clean energy sectors.
2021 was a big year for climate change.
The Energy Institute has said the majority of UK workers plan to train for net zero in the coming year, but concerns persist on cost, timing, and availability of courses.
UK businesses are facing an era of unprecedented disruption and transformation as a direct result of climate change.
Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious and deliverable goal, but on current trajectory it is unlikely to be realised without rapid acceleration of key energy transition projects.
A leading skills body is warning the oil and gas sector it needs to act swiftly or risk losing thousands of engineers capable of delivering the energy transition.
Psychologists know that change creates stress. And the bigger the upheaval, the greater the fear, anxiety and doubt.
Leading figures from the North Sea’s oil and gas industry will take centre stage at the launch of a key industry report next month to discuss how changing skills requirements will impact on the industry over the next six years.
Recent press on a skills shortage for the oil and gas industry prompted me to share my views on graduate training and recruitment. It is focused on my own discipline Chemical (Process) Engineering, a key skill for the oil and gas industry.
Nearly half of oil and gas professionals are worried about an "impending talent emergency", a new employment trends poll shows.
New “T-Levels” are to be introduced as part of a fresh bid to give technical training equal standing to academic education, the Chancellor has confirmed.
Firms are facing an “unprecedented” shortage of skilled workers, with the threat that thousands of vacancies will be left unfilled, a new report has warned. The number of posts left unfilled has increased by 130% since 2011, according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.