The Integrated People and Skills Strategy, developed on behalf of the UK oil and gas sector by energy skills organisation OPITO, highlights the benefits of a just and managed energy transition for the workforce, the industry, governments and communities.
Recognising the unique opportunity to bring together the offshore energy sectors, the strategy is designed not only to meet the commitments in the North Sea Transition Deal, but to create a joined-up approach to people and skills right across the offshore energy industry.
With UK offshore energy industry jobs forecast to grow to more than 211,000 by 2030, it's vital that we prepare and empower a diverse, agile and adaptable workforce, nurturing the skills we need in oil and gas, offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen.
Turning this strategy into reality requires clear leadership, collaboration and funding. OPITO has engaged widely across all of the offshore energy sectors listening carefully to understand the risks and opportunities – for leaders and managers, and for the workforce, both offshore and onshore.