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Offshore Energies UK Workforce Report Shows Industry Evolution

OEUK's latest report shows the industry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and progress in the movement towards net zero.

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Skills shortages are cited as a major challenge across industry—yet on average, companies expect the workforce to grow by 11% in the next 2 years.
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Long-term government support for the oil and gas industry, industry collaboration, and workforce engagement are just a few of the call to action items identified by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) in their latest Workforce Insight 2022 report. The report compiled data from 2021 to identify employment trends which affect the offshore energy sectors as they integrate.

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Business expectations in different sectors.

"There has been real progress regarding promoting workforce transferability, with OPITO, the Engineering & Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), Renewables UK and others collaborating on the alignment of training standards for the 15 commonest offshore jobs. Work is well under way to develop an offshore energy skills passport to simplify the process," Katy Heidenreich, OEUK's Director of Supply Chain & People, said.