Industry Leadership Team • Commissioned review of capacity and capability Q4 2005 • Scope: • Understand what workforce shortages are currently affecting operations. • Identify solutions which would alleviate the problems • Project assigned to OPITO • Approximately 200 companies across 7 major trade association supplied informative and confidential information
Key Messages from Employers • Every sector of industry is experiencing skills shortages • Shortages are across the full spectrum of job roles i.e. riggers, scaffolders, technicians, geologists, subsurface;reservoir engineers; subsea engineers • Recruitment drives are not delivering as expected • Real demand from other UK projects and industries • “Experienced” labour pool shrinking but the industry’s behaviour is not.
Information into Projects • Analysis Criteria: What would fix the problem? Short medium or long term intervention. Something the market can sort or will collaborative action give better value? Can the solution align with longer term programs and avoid expensive “one off” solutions? • OPITO defined project proposals • Cross Industry “Focus Group” reviewed these • 7 pinchpoints identified
2006 “Pinch Points” Projects • A Web Based Industry Information Centre • Online Skills Assessment Tool • A Skilled Entry Technician Programme • A Fast Track Entry Route for Work Ready Riggers • An Industry Trainee Scaffolders Program • A Review of Green Hand Training for Rig Floor-persons • A project to investigate employers’ needs and the supply chain’s capacity for developing geologists/subsurface and subsea disciplines
Project Scope and Timeframe Project 7. To investigate the consistent and repeated reporting of shortages in qualified geoscientists, subsea and surface engineers as this is an area that cannot be tackled in the same way as a the other projects which potentially have short term solutions. • Action to be taken: • Gain a better understanding of reported shortages. • Report: • Articulate employers’ needs • Define the current supply chain • Make recommendations to improve the position going forward
Proposition • Listen to users (employers) + suppliers (education) establish a common understanding of the problem • Stakeholders provide information • Share preliminary findings – 31 May, Ardoe House, Aberdeen • Decide and agree action • Learn from successful experience e.g. ESEU, ESTA etc
Successful Practice • Systemic and sustainable change • Embed activity • Avoid expensive one off interventions • Build a solid coalition with appropriate stakeholders based on shared and agreed action • Recognise and build on existing effort • Joint venture – real partnership • Establish mandate and accountability • Resource allocation • Monitor delivery and results