Westminster MPs make fact-finding visit to oil and gas training agency in Aberdeen

A group of Westminster MPs have visited the oil and gas industry skills and training body in Aberdeen on a fact-finding mission about how the sector is addressing its long-term skills challenges.

Shadow SNP Westminster group leader Pete Wishart MP; Aberdeen North MP and Shadow SNP spokesperson at the House of Lords, Kirsty Blackman; Conservative MP Christopher Chope; and Shadow SNP spokesperson at the Scotland Office, Margaret Ferrier MP visited the OPITO group to hear how industry is collaborating with employers and education to secure the pipeline of talent for the future of the oil and gas industry.

David Doig, OPITO chief executive commented: “Maximising the recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resource and sustaining employment in the North Sea’s world-class supply chain will require collaboration and skilled people

“A huge amount of work is underway to ensure the UK energy sector will emerge from the current downturn in safe and competitive shape to grasp the opportunities that will continue to present themselves in the future.

“The Scottish and UK governments have a critical role to play in supporting the industry to build a sustainable, competent and safe oil and gas workforce to secure that future.”

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