We had a timely opportunity to visit the North-East Employment Support Event in Aberdeen at the end of March, which was directed at oil and gas workers facing redundancy.
The event at The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre was organised by the Energy Jobs Taskforce and Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), which includes both private and public sector partners.
Around 800 people attended the event over a busy five-hour period and our stall was inundated by people looking for ideas, opportunities and advice about their career plans. We met some amazing people, many of whom were extremely well qualified and experienced professionals from the Oil and Gas Industry and we were able to direct everyone we saw to our Oil and Gas Portal, which has been specifically designed for workers from this sector.
By registering on this portal, workers can begin searching for new career opportunities in the wider Science, Technical, Engineering or Manufacturing Sectors. Thousands of employers use the site and every one of the people we met had valuable transferable skills that are in demand in other growing sectors of British Industry.
TRS are working closely with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Department of Work and Pensions, and Skills Development Scotland (who are part of PACE), to support the Oil and Gas Industry.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government’s initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with the advice and support they need when faced with redundancy.
To register on the Oil and Gas Portal, please click here: