Event Topic: Skills

Skills summit to address energy industry’s growing appetite for talent

The energy industry is at the forefront of combating climate change, and it’s imperative that we equip it with the skilled professionals it needs to balance the demands of delivering a greener future while meeting ever-increasing energy consumption.

Attracting talented people to this critical sector is paramount and the demand for skilled professionals has never been higher. Industry surveys have revealed significant shortages as competition for skills grows with increasing activity across energy sectors and in national infrastructure projects.

OEUK’s Skills summit in Edinburgh will convene stakeholders from across energy sectors, trade bodies, skills organisations and the education sector together with the UK government and devolved parliaments to address the challenge collaboratively. The summit will provide an arena to identify collective actions to address the shared challenge of skills shortages both now and as the offshore energy industry transitions to a low carbon energy system.

*Bookings are limited to two people per organisation. If more are required, please e-mail [email protected]

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All doctors joining the OEUK examining doctors list are required to undertake this preparatory training course, to ensure that examining doctors have sufficient knowledge of the UK offshore oil and gas industry to enable them to undertake OEUK medical examinations.

The virtual course provides an overview of the UK oil and gas industry, and information on what life and work is really like offshore, to enable examining doctors to gain an adequate understanding of the environment examinees work in.

Dr Graham Furnace, OEUK’s medical advisor, provides an interactive session on the principles of the medical guidelines and on dealing with some of the more common problem conditions.

The course allows doctors from across the world to meet virtually and share experience of issues relating to health matters within the oil and gas industry. It is expected that attendees will have sufficient understanding of and ability in spoken English to participate in the training without an interpreter.

The cost includes the training course, the applicant’s 2023 subscription for inclusion on the examining doctor list, and a .pdf copy of the guidelines.

In order to be included on the registered doctors list, doctors are required to submit an application form. The application form must be completed in addition to attending the workshop and must be completed in advance of attending the course.

 If you are a UK based doctor: Application to join OEUK’s Registered Doctors List

 If you are an Overseas based doctor: Overseas Application to join OEUK’s Registered Doctors List

You will need the confirmation reference number provided by your approved application to submit and process your booking for this course.

Please note that on completion of the training course, your registered list PIN number and all subsequent communications relating to your registration will be sent ONLY to the email address on the application form. If you have a question about your eligibility to join the examining doctors list, please complete and return an application form to [email protected] along with any question you have in advance of the course.

Please note – the timing of workshop is subject to change