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Offshore workforce to exceed pre-covid levels by 2023

According to the ECITB’s recent Workforce Census, the UK oil and gas sector headcount is on course to exceed pre-pandemic levels by almost 10% over the next year alone.

This is great news for the sector but reports also suggest skills shortages will become one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

There is also the well documented issue of an ageing workforce. The bulk of people working in oil and gas are aged between 30 and 49 (54%) and more than a third of employees are over 50.

To help tempt younger workers into the industry and keep training costs low, AIS Survivex is offering a host of vocational new-starter packages.

Head of marketing at AIS Survivex, Linzi Ryan explains:

“We know that the oil and gas sector is facing enormous challenges around an ageing workforce and has skills shortages in certain areas. We want to help address these challenges.

“For anyone looking to work in oil and gas, the cost of training and uncertainty around which courses to undertake can often be a barrier. That’s why we’ve designed a special range of training packages to help those new to the industry.

“Heavily discounted at a cost of up to 30% lower than if buying the courses separately, these packages have been specially created with particular career routes in mind and include all the mandatory and complimentary certification needed.

“For those entering the industry for the first time this removes any confusion around which courses to choose and keeps costs as low as possible. We also offer interest free finance to help with the affordability of training. By removing some of these barriers to entering the oil and gas industry, we hope to help attract new, fresh talent in.”