March 23, 2021

Commenting today on the recommendations published in the Just Transition Commission’s final report which said the Scottish Government should create a “skills guarantee” to help workers make the leap from oil and gas to low-carbon sectors, OGUK’s workforce engagement and skills manager, Dr Alix Thom said:

“Oil and gas workers have a key role to play in an inclusive and sustainable transition to a low-carbon future and a cross-energy alliance of trade associations, skills bodies, governments and academia is already working to create an integrated all-energy career proposition for a net-zero industry in the UK. There is a high level of transferability of skills between oil and gas and other energy sectors as well as new sectors critical to decarbonisation such as CCUS and hydrogen, so any support to top up the skills required is welcome news for our industry’s workforce.”

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