Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has hinted that an oil and gas “transition training fund” will be relaunched to help offshore workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.
Transition Training Fund
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.
A multi-million pound fund created to get unemployed oil and gas workers back into the world of work by using the skills they developed in the industry has helped 4,000 people.
Aberdeen will feel the effects of the oil sector downturn for years to come, with another 5,500 energy sector jobs expected to be lost by 2027, a new report says.
International diving consultancy, DiveSource said yesterday it had been accepted as a training provider on the Transition Training Fund (TTF) scheme.
A group of former North Sea oil workers will embark on teaching careers this month after ditching black gold for blackboards.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that 60% of people supported by the Transition Training Fund (TTF) had gone on to find employment.
Nearly 1,000 grants for retraining after redundancy have been given to former oil workers in the North-east - including for chimney sweep training.
Unite is urging the Scottish Government to back Scottish Labour’s call for public investment in crucial North Sea assets at risk of being scrapped amid the oil downturn.
A new report has given a damning assessment of the Scottish Government’s efforts to help the North Sea oil and gas industry in its hour of need.
The number of former oil and gas workers receiving financial support through the SNP’s £12million retraining fund has shot up fivefold in less than three months.
Former offshore workers are swapping black gold for blackboards – and carving out new careers in the classroom.
More than three decades on from the start of his career in the oil and gas sector, Bob Forsyth found himself back at a familiar crossroads.
Russell Bolton was not depressed after he was made redundant in June 2015.
The Scottish Government has been accused of being "all talk with very little action" after John Swinney attempted to "repackage" emergency relief announced for oil and gas workers four months ago.
Scottish colleges have been invited to bid for a share of the £12million pot Nicola Sturgeon pledged for retraining out-of-work oil and gas engineers. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) said the current funding round is the first it has launched using cash from the Oil and Gas Transition Training Fund. The overall value of the first tranche has not been fixed and will depend on the volume and viability of the bids received.