13 September 2017
The Energy Jobs Taskforce, set up to support the oil and gas sector, has helped support 800 companies while assisting 4,200 people facing redundancy since its establishment in 2015.
The Taskforce has fulfilled its mandate and its work will now be taken forward by the Oil and Gas Industry Leadership Group, co-chaired by Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse.
— ScotEnt CEO (@scotentCEO) September 13, 2017
Following the final taskforce meeting, the First Minister visited Tullos Training, where she met engineering apprentices undergoing training to be the North Sea workforce of the future.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) September 13, 2017
The First Minister said:
The Energy Jobs Taskforce has been a catalyst for culture change, ensuring companies innovate and remain competitive while helping thousands of individuals. It has made a vital contribution to strengthening the oil and gas sector, laying the foundation for a positive future for the North Sea economy.
“With employment levels beginning to stabilise, the signs of improvement are encouraging. However, I fully appreciate that challenges remain and we will continue to work with industry to ensure the recovery is sustained.”