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Energy Skills Passport

Skills bodies in safety critical industries are grappling with a number of challenges.

  • Ageing workforces and the related potential skills shortages
  • The need to present the industry in a relevant and accessible way to potential employees in their early careers
  • How best to take advantage of digitisation opportunities to improve service levels to stakeholders
  • How to proactively prepare for major skills changes within industries e.g. in the energy sector as the workforce shifts from oil and gas to renewables.

Benefits to workers:

  • A visual display for workers, showing them all their existing qualifications, assessments and training in one place
  • Mapping qualifications to roles across different sectors
  • Signposts to potential career pathways, drawing on existing qualifications and training
  • Identifying qualifications & training required for future career development through a gap analysis

Benefits to the employer:

  • A credible way of verifying qualifications and reducing fraud
  • A clear route to reducing training and travel costs as duplicate training is removed
  • Empowering the workforce to own their own career decisions

How a Skills Passport Works

A Skills Passport is a software solution which supports the transition of skills and jobs across rapidly changing industries. The passport integrates into all the relevant sector bodies’ data bases to provide a real time and unified view of worker qualifications and compliance. If different standards are applied across sector bodies, work is undertaken to map the standards to enable workers to identify career roles to potentially transition to.

There are three key benefits of the Energy Skills Passport

With many oil and gas workers transitioning to other industry roles, there is a need to align the training and standards framework across oil and gas; offshore wind; hydrogen; and carbon capture, utilisation and storage to make movement easier.

The Energy Skills Passport will streamline the transfer of cross-sector skills to enable a smooth, flexible and cost-efficient transition between offshore energy sectors benefiting both employers and employees.

Saving the workforce and employers time and money by reducing the repetition of cross-sector training. This is expected to save close to £200m over ten years.

Signposting future career opportunities provides flexibility for working across multiple sectors.

Viewing worker’s qualifications, training and relevant expiry information in a single online platform.

Learn more about our Energy Safety Passport

The Energy Skills Passport will have a significant positive impact on workers, making the need or want to move employment a seamless, and insightful process, rather than a frustrating and time consuming one.