The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Train­ing fund for for­mer oil work­ers an ‘ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity’


Have you re­cently been made re­dun­dant from the Oil and Gas sec­tor its sup­ply chain?

The Tran­si­tion Train­ing Fund, from Skills Devel­op­ment Scot­land (SDS), ex­ists to help or

Per­haps your job is cur­rently at risk due the re­cent changes within this in­dus­try?

If so, did you know you could be el­i­gi­ble for fi­nan­cial sup­port to re­train and re­de­ploy your skills in oil and gas, the wider energy sec­tor, or en­gi­neer­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs. el­i­gi­ble in­di­vid­u­als with the cost of re­train­ing and up-skilling that will help you in your search for new em­ploy­ment.

Nicky Inglis, Di­rec­tor of the Fac­ulty of En­gi­neer­ing, Energy and Math­e­mat­ics at Fife Col­lege ex­plains: “This is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire the new skills that will put you ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion when you are ap­ply­ing for new job op­por­tu­ni­ties. To be el­i­gi­ble you must be res­i­dent in Scot­land and have worked in the Oil and Gas sec­tor or the sup­ply chain as an em­ployee or con­trac­tor. “Many of the dis­tance learn­ing or e-learn­ing courses that we de­liver here at Fife Col­lege have been de­vel­oped re­cently with the needs of the Oil and Gas in­dus­try in the North-East of Scot­land in mind. This means that whereev­ery­ouarein Scot­land or whether you have other com­mit­ments dur­ing the day, you can still en­hance your ca­reer prospects and study at a time and place that suits you.”

To find out if you are el­i­gi­ble and to ap­ply for fund­ing from the Tran­si­tion Train­ing Fund, you should visit https:// tran­si­tion­train­ing­fund. How­ever Nicky has this warn­ing, to make sure that you get the most out of the avail­able fund­ing.

“Many peo­ple don’t re­alise that you can only make one ap­pli­ca­tion to the fund, so don’t be hasty and rush into ap­ply­ing for the first course you see as you will not be able to go back and get ad­di­tional fund­ing for an­other course that may be more ben­e­fi­cial to your ca­reer. We would al­ways rec­om­mend that you take the time to dis­cuss your op­tions with a ca­reers ad­vi­sor or your train­ing provider first be­fore com­mit­ting to any pro­gramme of train­ing. That way you can make the most of any fund­ing you could be en­ti­tled to.”

The team at Fife Col­lege of­fer free ad­vice and sup­port to any­one who is con­sid­er­ing ap­ply­ing to the fund. They will be happy to dis­cuss your devel­op­ment needs and work­with­y­outoput to­gether a train­ing plan that could set you on the path to a new ca­reer. You have noth­ing to lose, so why not call Shona Smith to­day on 0344 248 0132 or email sales@fife.

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