Petrofac News 1700X397
03 June 2013

Petrofac Training Services Delivers Training to OPITO Apprentices

Petrofac Training Services, the leading provider of competency-led training services to the energy industry, has successfully delivered accredited training to OPITO’s modern apprentices.

More than 80 trainees – from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Forth Valley colleges – attended the Company’s Training Centre in Aberdeen to hone their survival and firefighting skills.

The students have now undertaken their Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course to ensure they are fully equipped with the skills required to operate safely when they begin their placements with sponsors.

OPITO’s Upstream Technician Training Scheme is the oil and gas industry’s response to the need for a competent, stable and flexible technician workforce to meet its current and future needs.

The training programme is comprised of two stages, spanning nearly four years. The trainees attend an industry-appointed college for 21 months to learn their trade, before undertaking two years on-the-job training with a sponsoring company.

Gordon Caird, Global Director of Fire, Safety and Survival Training at Petrofac Training Services, said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed the students of OPITO back to Petrofac Training Services.

“As an organisation we are committed to offering high quality training to the energy industry and a vital part of that is ensuring those entering the energy sector are equipped with the skills they need to operate safely in what can be a challenging environment.”

Larraine Boorman, Managing Director of OPITO, said: “Safety is at the core of all oil and gas industry activities.  BOSIET is an integral part of equipping all those who travel and work offshore with the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond appropriately in the event of an offshore emergency through proper understanding and use of emergency equipment and procedures.”