UK Oil Worker Discrimination Continues

UK Oil Worker Discrimination Continues
UK oil and gas workers still feel discriminated against when trying to find jobs outside the sector, according to a new poll.

Another avenue is to look at the help available for those leaving the oil and gas industry.

“There is a variety of support available for people affected by redundancy from the oil and gas sector,” a spokesperson for Skills Development Scotland (SDS) told Rigzone.

“The Transition Training Fund, administered by SDS on behalf of the Scottish Government, provides training grants to help people retrain, improve their skills or get accreditation that would help them move into a new job,” the spokesperson added.

“Further help is available from SDS centers around the country, where careers advisers can offer one-to-one support in areas such as job searching, identifying training opportunities, CV writing and interview techniques,” the spokesperson continued.

The SDS spokesperson also highlighted the Success Criteria program, which aims to help individuals affected by the downturn find jobs that utilize their experience and skillsets, and the Springboard program, which is aimed at oil and gas workers made redundant from management roles.

“Taking advantage of such support can help people leaving the oil and gas sector learn how best to apply their skills and experience in other sectors,” the SDS spokesperson said.

In addition to the help on offer above, a UK web-based platform titled the Talent Retention Solution is also available, which actively supports redeployment across sectors.


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