UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review reveals shape of tomorrow’s workforce Oil and gas industry urged to support new skills strategy to safeguard jobs and up-skill for digital transformation

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don’t exist today.

The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years. The research will assist in providing a roadmap for a new skills strategy to ensure the sector is ready to take advantage of emerging roles and diversification opportunities.