UK Skills Strategy Research

Oil and gas workers are being asked to play their role in the development of a new UK Skills Strategy by completing an online survey.

Led by OPITO, the research is being carried out by Robert Gordon University’s (RGU)’s Oil and Gas Institute. The data collected from individual workers anonymously will help to create ‘skills demand maps’ and will feed into a blueprint for skills diversification and digital transformation.

The research will take into account the likely impact of the energy transition, the changing shape of the UKCS, the increased focus on internationalisation and the possible impact of technology and innovation. This study follows on from the UKCS Workforce Dynamics review, which was published in May this year.

The review found that if the sector achieves ambitions around the energy transition and oil and gas production and exports, around 40,000 people will need to be recruited into the sector over the next 20 years and 10,000 of those will be in roles that don’t currently exist.

As part of the UKCS Skills Strategy development, RGU and OPITO are looking for input via a short online skills survey from a wide range of industry professionals to assess the changing skills demand between now and 2025.

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete, OPITO and RGU would really value your input. The results of the review will be published in Q2 2019.

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