Aquaterra Training opens its doors to the public during National Oil & Gas Skills Week


6th November 2014

KINTORE-based company Aquaterra Training is opening its doors as part of OPITO’s National Oil & Gas Skills Week to give those interested in a career in the industry a taste of the preparation required to work in an offshore environment.

The firm, which specialises in hands-on health and safety learning for the energy sector, is inviting people to sign up for the free opportunity on Thursday 13th November 2014, to take part in an abridged version of their confined space course as well as have a look around their purpose built facility.

The event is being held during the first ever National Oil & Gas Skills Week (11th – 14th November) which is organised by OPITO, the skills organisation for the industry. Doors Open Day will see around a dozen organisations across Aberdeen City & Shire let the public see behind the scenes of their operations.

OPITO managing director UK, John McDonald, said: “Having Aquaterra Training on board with such an interesting aspect of working offshore is fantastic. The courses they provide for people faced with working in what can be hazardous environments is recognised the world over.

“Their event sits perfectly with the ethos behind National Oil & Gas Skills Week; to give people the chance of a closer look inside the industry and see the scale of different careers it offers. It’s about opening people up to the myriad of opportunities, whether it’s in training, study or transferring their skills, so they can see a logical way to join this innovative sector.”

Mark Pearce, managing director of AquaTerra Training, said: “We were pleased and honoured to be asked to open our doors to the potential next generation of offshore workers, during the National Oil and Gas Skills week. It gives us the chance to profile some of the aspects of Offshore Health and Safety training that may challenge the perception held by most of the industries new recruits"

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