Groups test out offshore facilities

Poppy Fenwick at AIS.
Poppy Fenwick at AIS.

Dozens of military personnel, young people and business leaders got the chance to try out what working offshore might be like this week in a bid to tackle the industry’s skills shortages.

Leading offshore trainer, AIS opened the doors of its state-of-the-art training village in North Tyneside, as part of OPITO National Oil and Gas Skills Week, to showcase the offshore sector as an exciting and viable career path.

AIS hosted three dedicated events: one for young people aged 16-19, a second for business leaders and a third for military personnel from all over the UK.

More than 150 people turning up to find out more about the numerous opportunities offered by an offshore career.

Charlie Guthrie, marketing manager at AIS and event organiser, said: “Skills shortages remain a key challenge facing the offshore sector.

“At AIS we’re committed to developing people’s skills and competencies to fill these gaps and currently train more than 11,000 delegates every year at our 150,000 sq ft world-class training facility.