More Than 600 New Training Places For The Energy Sector


29th October 2013

More than 600 people will be trained to join the energy sector across Scotland this year thanks to an additional £1.5m Government fund investment designed to help plug skills gap in the sector.

Following on from the success of the pilot programme of the Energy Skills Challenge Fund managed by Skills Development Scotland last year, the first phase of funding this year will see the creation of an extra 611 transition training places for new sector entrants.

Providers from across the country, including Dundee & Angus College, have received funding to develop tailored training and co-ordinate recruitment onto courses designed to provide qualifications and jobs for technicians and professionals looking to transfer to work within the energy sector.

As part of the package, these short transition courses will help experienced workers to upskill and secure energy related vacancies with companies including Pressurefab Group, Rigmar Fabrication Ltd, Tokheim UK Ltd and Scottish & Southern Energy.

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