The Skills Development Scotland, Transition Training Fund is available to people who’ve lost their job since January 2015. However, if the job loss was due to the oil and gas downturn, consideration will be given to people made redundant before then.
You can apply for the fund at any time after being made redundant, or facing the threat of redundancy.
For training courses, Chris Barratt Joint Integrity Solutions can offer the following which could be funded with an application to the Transition Training Fund.
The ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity Programme:
- MJI 10 – Hand Torque Bolted Connections
- MJI 10/19 – Hand & Hydraulic Torque Bolted Connections
- MJI 10/18/19 – Hand & Hydraulic Torque and Bolt Tensioning Connections
- Controlled Bolting in the Subsea Sector
- In-situ Machining Courses
- Decommissioning Machining Courses
The funding will cover just the training costs only and not any accommodation or travel subsistence. The contribution may be offered up to 100% cost of the training costs. You can only apply once but your application may be able to cover more than one training course.
Chris Barratt of Joint Integrity Solutions said
With the announcement today from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) that the forcast for gas & oil production had been raised by 3.9 billion barrels by 2050 and with 30 new fields coming online, now is the ideal time to refocus and retrain for a new career in the Gas & Oil industry.
You will need to apply quickly as the funding will cease the end of March 2019, click here to register for the Transition Training Fund.