An offshore safety training firm has played host to a group of youngsters participating in a specialist employability programme, highlighting the importance of training future talent.
Falck Safety Services welcomed the group of 16-19 year-olds to its premises in Aberdeen to take part in the Positive Destinations initiative, as part of the Denis Law StreetSport programme.
In partnership with N. Sea oil operator Nexen, StreetSport offers youngsters the opportunity to participate in a two-year programme tailored to meet the criteria of their desired career path or further education pathway, offering relevant courses and qualifications to strengthen their employability.
The first course included a sea-survival drill offering participants the opportunity to carry out a range of hand-on activities; basic first aid practical training; and an introduction to the oil and gas industry, featuring a range of practical and theory exercises.
Participants will return in December to complete a second half-day of training featuring fire awareness and working at height. In 2018, refresher and additional courses will be carried out.
Colin Leyden, Managing Director, Falck Safety Services UK, said: “The programme is a great opportunity for these teenagers to participate in producing real work within an industry standard environment.
“We can support our long standing Training Management Services client, Nexen with this campaign and I hope that the first part of the training gave them a good insight into our Aberdeen site.”
Ray Riddoch, Managing Diretor, Nexen Petroleum UK, added: “We are delighted to support this pioneering initiative in partnership with Falck. I firmly believe that opportunities like these can make a lasting and tangible difference to the next generation and, in turn, our industry.”
Graham Thom, Chairman, Denis Law Legacy Trust said: “We very much appreciate the support from Falck in giving our StreetSport kids an insight into the formal disciplines required for full time employment.”
28 July 2017