Support for oil workers

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering a drop-in service to any local oil and gas workers who feel their jobs are at risk

In addition to this local support, which is being offered at three SDS centres in Angus, the organisation has arranged a Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) event for oil and gas workers.

This will take place on March 25 at Aberdeen Football Club and is open to anyone who feels at risk of redundancy.

Local SDS centre to discuss the support available through PACE – the Scottish Government initiative for responding to redundancy situations.

PACE is a key focus of the new Energy Jobs Taskforce that was set up to support jobs in the energy sector.

Winnie Mudie, SDS chair of PACE, said: “I would encourage all workers who are facing redundancy, or are concerned about the possibility of losing their job, to attend the PACE event and make the most of the support available.

“Redundancy information and advice is also available to anyone visiting any SDS centre in Angus.”

The local SDS centre is at The Pitstop on Academy Street on Tuesdays from 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. The PACE event will take place from 9.30 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the stadium’s Aberdeen Asset Management Suite and employers including Sonomatic and First Bus will join PACE partners such as SDS and Department for Work and Pensions.