Scottish Energy Taskforce holds oil and gas jobs event at Pittodrie

Oil workers Cormorant North and Tern platforms ScotentA job support event for Scottish oil and gas workers who have been made redundant, or who are facing redundancy, will take place later this month in Aberdeen.

This event – which takes place on 25 March at Pittodrie stadium – has been organised by the Scot-Government Energy Jobs Taskforce.

It will be open to anyone who has concerns about redundancy within the oil and gas sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors in five distinct zones covering money, jobs and job searching, future learning, health and wellbeing, and setting up a business.

The Taskforce focuses on jobs across the entire industry, but has an initial emphasis on the oil and gas sector. Membership includes industry bodies and commercial interests, as well as cross-government representation.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “There is a real risk that the current oil price could lead to the premature decommissioning of assets and the loss of highly skilled workers – which is why the UK Government urgently needs to deliver tax relief to the industry to protect jobs and investment.

“But we also need to provide support and information to those who may be facing uncertainty at the moment over their future job prospects.

“The event at Pittodrie is a tangible example of the support the Oil and Gas taskforce is providing for workers in the sector and I urge all workers who have recently been made redundant, or who are concerned about redundancy, to attend and ensure they access the support available.”

Organisations taking part include:

  • Schlumberger
  • STUC
  • Oil and Gas UK
  • BP
  • Taqa
  • Aker
  • Wood Group
  • AMEC
  • Petrofac
  • ACE Winches
  • Global Energy
  • Spex Offshore

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