Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP)
Representatives from the OCA and its member companies have been included in a working group set up to look at what needs to be considered, changed and achieved in order to meet the requirements of the “Technician of the Future”. The output from this group will help shape the future apprenticeship schemes run by OPITO and ECITB.
The working group will consider the different skill sets that will be required in the future, due to technology and digitisation requirements, what adaptations to the training and delivery methods that may be required, and how we continue to attract high quality candidates into the offshore energy industry.
Our world is changing rapidly… and so is the oil and gas industry. As part of a wider energy mix, industry is adapting, developing skilled people for the future as we support government to achieve net zero targets.
We are developing a flexible, multi-skilled and technology-enabled workforce and OGTAP apprentices will play a pivotal part. Recruitment for the 2020 intake of OGTAP apprentices is now open and will close on 16th March 2020. Now in its 20th year, the OGTAP scheme is one of the most successful apprenticeship programmes of its kind. Sponsored by 19 energy companies, successful applicants have the opportunity to earn while they learn, gain industry recognised qualifications and training, and learn from industry professionals.
Do you know someone who likes to learn from hands-on experience? An apprenticeship may be the ideal career route. For more information, please visit the OGTAP website – www.ogtap.co.uk