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OPITO Launches Digital Safety Training Option
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 OPITO delivers digital safety training to help attract next generation of workers.

UK Oil, Gas Companies to be 'Disproportionately Affected' by New Levy
Monday, February 13, 2017 A new apprenticeship levy scheduled to come into effect in April will hit the UK oil and gas industry harder than other sectors, OPITO suggests.

Former Trainee Car Mechanic Scoops Oil, Gas Apprenticeship Award
Thursday, December 22, 2016 A former trainee car mechanic from Norwich, who switched careers to join the UK oil and gas sector at the start of the global downturn, has scooped OPITO's Apprentice of the Year Award.

OPITO: UK Energy Sector Apprenticeships Could Suffer
Thursday, December 08, 2016 OPITO has warned that apprenticeships in the energy sector could suffer after the Scottish Government announced it would not be ring-fencing funds allocated through a new UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy.

OPITO to Digitize Oil, Gas Safety Training
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 International training standards body OPITO will digitize safety training in the oil and gas industry in order to increase efficiency.

OPITO Appoints New MD
Thursday, January 28, 2016 OPITO appoints Graham Gall as its new managing director.

OPITO Urges Industry Not to Compromise on Safety amid Low Oil Price
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 David Doig, the chief executive of oil and gas skills and training body OPITO, urges the industry not to cut corners on safety training and competence in the face of sub $50 oil prices.

OPITO Enters into China's Oil, Gas Training Provider Sector
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 OPITO marks entry into China with the accreditation of Shenzhen Safeway Technology Service in Guangdong Province.

Malaysia's INSTEP Tells Local Oil, Gas Staff to Upgrade Skills
Monday, April 06, 2015 Malaysia's INSTEP tells local oil and gas staff to upgrade their skills in spite of the current industry downturn, a top executive of the training institute says.

PETRONAS, OPITO Cooperate on Oil, Gas Skills Development in Malaysia
Thursday, April 02, 2015 PETRONAS and OPITO cooperate to provide oil and gas workers keen to enter the industry in Malaysia with globally recognized qualifications and training.

OPITO Backs UK Campaign Encouraging Women to Pursue Careers in Oil, Gas
Friday, February 20, 2015 OPITO throws its support to the UK Government campaign Not Just For Boys. The purpose of the campaign is to increase the presence of women in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Major HSE Training Program Starts in Iraq
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Shell and OPITO get together to train up to 15,000 Iraqi energy industry workers to deal safely with hydrogen sulphide.

High School Pupils Descend on Offshore Europe for Last Day
Friday, September 06, 2013 School children are at Offshore Europe 2013 for its last day for an interactive careers event that links the oil and gas industry with its future workforce.

UK Military: A Source of Future Upstream Talent?
Thursday, July 05, 2012 Oil and gas training organization OPITO is hoping to expand a pioneering program that could see newly-redundant military personnel retrained to work in the O&G sector.

OPITO, SQA Forge Global Framework for O&G Industry Qualifications
Thursday, April 22, 2010 The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and OPITO have signed an agreement that will see the organizations work together to provide a single source of vocational and educational qualifications for the multi-billion pound oil and gas industry.

OPITO Wins Award for Assisting Business Growth
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 OPITO was highly commended at a national awards ceremony which recognizes the role colleges play in helping businesses develop and grow.

OPITO Applauds UK Chancellor's Investment in O&G Skills
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 "With an estimated 30 to 40 years of production in the North Sea still to come it is vital that we have a secure feedstock of engineers and technicians in order to meet the continued demand for energy," said OPITO Group CEO David Doig.

Oil & Gas Academy Gets Shortlisted for National Award
Thursday, March 18, 2010 OPITO has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award which recognizes the support colleges provide in helping the offshore sector develop and grow.

UK Industry Bodies Join Forces in Subsea Program
Thursday, February 18, 2010 Two of the leading oil and gas industry bodies have joined forces to develop a new training program aimed at expanding the UK's skills and expertise in the subsea sector.

OPITO Spotlights Improving Safety Standards in Malaysia
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Delegates from across Malaysia's growing oil and gas community attended an industry briefing this month to discover how safety and training standards are improving in the region.

OPITO Launches Pilot Training Course for UK Oil & Gas Industry
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 A pilot training course which provides a new route for skilled technicians to transfer into the significant oil and gas sector from other industries will be launched at Forth Valley College, Falkirk, today.

New Programs Offered in Kazakhstan as First Graduates Enter Industry
Thursday, August 13, 2009 OPITO continues to position itself as a vitally important channel within the international oil and gas supply chain with the graduation of Kazakhstan's first trainees at international standard.

OPITO Unveils Ambitious Plans for Offshore Europe
Monday, August 03, 2009 The Oil & Gas Academy will unveil a radical change to the closing day of Offshore Europe when it stages its flagship interactive oil and gas lifestyle and careers event at the AECC in September.

Subsea 7 First to Attain New UK O&G Industry Training Standard
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Subsea 7 has become the first company to gain OPITO approval to deliver the new oil and gas industry Minimum Industry Safety Training program to its personnel.

OPITO Adds Electrical Engineering Course to Flexible Learning Portfolio
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 OPITO has added a third discipline to the portfolio of flexible learning courses for the energy sector with the launch of an Electrical Engineering Systems series aimed at raising the bar for skilled technicians in the UK industry.

India Secures Landmark Oil and Gas Safety Training Accreditation
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 OPITO has awarded an Indian industry education center the country's first ever accreditation to deliver Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training to world-class standards.

OPITO Appoints Liaison to Strengthen Govt Links with Industry, Education
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 The oil and gas industry's focal point for skills, learning and workforce development has created a new post aimed at enhancing corroboration between industry, government and education.

O&G Academy Leader Underscores Industry Education, Training
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 David Doig, chief executive of Aberdeen headquartered OPITO, will discuss the importance of investing in education and training when he takes part in this year's Getenergy conference in London later this month.

New Partnership Enhances Training, Standards for India's O&G Industry
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 The Oil & Gas Academy has entered into a new partnership with Atlas Interactive and India's leading skills development company to introduce new approved training and competency standards for oil and gas workers in India.

Petrofac Training Pilots New Safety Standards for Offshore Employees
Monday, August 25, 2008 Petrofac Training will pilot the first of two new OPITO approved minimum safety training standards for employees working on installations operating in the North Sea.

UKCS O&G Industry's Safety Initiative Updates Employee, Training Standards
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 The UK offshore oil and gas industry's flagship safety initiative Step Change in Safety is currently creating new, OPITO approved, minimum safety training standards for employees working on installations in the UKCS.

Marathon Man to Chair Oil & Gas Academy
Monday, March 24, 2008 The Academy will provide an effective link between the industry and education and training providers across the UK to improve the supply of skilled people into the oil and gas sector.

OPITO Inks Training Deal with Indonesia
Monday, October 15, 2007 Scottish company agrees to train Indonesian offshore workers on standard protocol.

OPITO Strikes Major Deal with Thai Government
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 OPITO has signed an agreement with the Technical Petroleum Training Institute of Thailand (TPTI) to establish a competence standards framework for the country's offshore workforce.