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1 OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy Industrys focal point for Skills, Learning & Workforce Development

2 F inding out & understanding employers needs O perations: end to end across the supply chain onshore & offshore C ompetent individuals: through quality assured learning routes U nique model: owned and led by industry S tandards for safety and technical effectiveness S ystematic & transparent action based on consultation and evidence I ndependent – with close links to employers across the supply chain N ot for Profit but revenue generating providing sustainability G lobal Alliance Partners Focussing on Industrys needs

3 OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy Potential Talent Employers Needs Skilled Workforce Learning Provision

4 Employers: to understand their needs and deliver against them Learning providers: to link industry to the organisations that can best equip it with its safe, skilled and effective workforce Education: to help secure the industrys feedstock of new recruits, now and in the future Partnership Organisations: to add value and deliver mutual benefit in supporting the industrys learning needs Collaboration

5 Focus on Feedstock Recognise its contribution in the development of industrys feedstock Focussed partnership activity with education To allow industry and education to set a shared agenda To support the teaching and learning of key disciplines across the UK Examples: ESEU, IoP and LIAL, Higher Education Portal

6 OPITO Standards: industry driven & demand led OPITO Approvals: ensuring quality training provision around the globe Approved Training Providers: delivery is monitored & audited Product Certification: assuring quality & effectiveness of learning products World Class Learning Supply

7 Productive Partnerships Establishing alliances and partnerships With any organisation: trade bodies, government, enterprise agencies… To identify opportunity, facilitate innovation and share best practice To deliver mutual benefit and support the industrys learning needs Examples: CIPS, BERR, Oil & Gas UK

8 Potential Talent Industry Campaigns: Attraction & Retention, Awareness & Exposure Careers & Lifestyle Events Supporting industry linked and worthwhile initiatives Examples: Energise Your Future, Next Generation Conference, Go Explore 2007/2008, Lab in a Lorry

9 Industry Standards Emergency & Critical Response Standards: Equipping the workforce with the skills to react an emergency Examples: BOSIET, TBOSIET, HLO Industry Training & Competence Standards: Development of standards for well defined industry roles Examples: Rigging & Lifting, Banksman & Slinging, Safety Rep Minimum Industry Safety Training Standards (MISTS): Standardise safety awareness & understanding Examples: Risk assessment, Permit to work, Platform integrity

10 Approved Training Provision Training providers approved to deliver OPITO standards Range of standards: Emergency Response, ERRV, Competence & BWEA. Currently 35 UK & 39 International approved training providers Locations: Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, Australasia & the USA Examples: Petrofac Training, Falck Nutec

11 Engaging Talent: Oil & Gas 4U: An unbiased online information portal offering: Latest industry news Free online skills testing Direct links to recruiting companies Industry degree matcher Industry-wide case studies

12 Facilitating Entry Modern Apprenticeships: Highly successful programme Oversubscribed i.e. 2008 intake was approx 90 from over 1200 applicants Earn while you learn Nationally recognised qualifications Global career opportunities Fast track route to employment (96% success rate)

13 Petroleum Open Learning: Flexible self learning modules Accommodates work/life balance Enhances technical knowledge Improves skills & performance Globally recognised qualifications Assessment available worldwide Developing the Workforce

14 Product Certification Newest part of Academys World Class Learning Supply Chain Assists industry in accessing quality assured learning products First of its kind benchmark for products on the open market Continuing monitoring to ensure quality is maintained Products listed and rated on

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