Scotland: Apprentice rising

A November 2006 meeting of the UK Offshore Operators' Association warned that an acute lack of skilled engineers and technologists was threatening development of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Oil and gas industry skills and safety body OPITO said it would work closely with the UK petroleum industry to develop a sustainable workforce. Six and a half years later, the sincerity of these efforts is visible in the fruits they have borne. In March 2012, Aberdeen Skills & Enterprise Training Ltd. (ASET), a subsidiary of Aberdeen College, opened its International Oil & Gas Training Academy, offering OPITO-approved training in areas ranging from maintenance and process operations to eme...

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