A group of enterprising youngsters from the North-east are celebrating their success following the completion of an oil and gas training programme.
Twelve young people, aged 16 to 24, who were referred through Skills Development Scotland and Job Centre Plus, took part in the ‘Get into Oil and Gas’ course, run by The Prince’s Trust, in partnership with Enterprise North East Trust (Enterprise), gaining experience in various trades within the industry.
A special event to mark the end of the course took place at the Town House in Aberdeen on Wednesday, December 18, where the young people gave presentations about their experience to an audience including Aberdeenshire councillor, representatives from oil companies and The Prince’s Trust, and family and friends.
They were also presented with certificates by Georgea Hughes from the Wood Family Trust who are longstanding supporters of the programme across Scotland.
The tailored training scheme included an overview of the oil and gas industry, provided by project management and subsea specialist CSL Engineering.
Tullos Training Limited gave youngsters hands-on experience in practical skills including welding, bench fitting, machining and electronics.
Local recruitment company, Thorpe Molloy, hosted mock interviews for the candidates, and they were taught about presentation and speech skills by Thor Holt Limited.
The scheme finished with a week-long placement with an oil and gas company, giving trainees the chance to progress their skills into full-time employment or an apprenticeship.