3t Energy Group (3t) has been selected to develop an Energy Skills Passport in partnership with OPITO, to help workers identify gaps and gain the training, skills and certifications they need to work flexibly across the offshore energy sector.
PITO was awarded £5 million from the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund to deliver the Energy Skills Passport in collaboration with partners.
The Energy Skills Passport is expected to be deployed in 2023. The Energy Skills Passport was a commitment within the first of five action plans, Aligning Offshore Energy Standards, to create an aligned training and standards framework across oil and gas, offshore wind, hydrogen, and carbon capture, utilisation and storage.
The competitive vendor procurement process was led by EY as part of their ongoing role scoping, developing and engaging with the industry on the PSS.
The process assessed both technical and commercial aspects and was scored by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), OEUK and OPITO. EY will continue to programme manage the Energy Skills Passport to deliver of the solution in Q3 2023.
We estimate that 90% of the UK’s oil and gas workforce have skills transferable to adjacent energy sectors, and therefore, there is a tangible opportunity to create new jobs which can meet our national demand for safe, affordable and reliable energy both now, and in the years to come
John McDonald, CEO of OPITO and Energy Skills Alliance Chair, said.