Offshore services firm supports training the talent of tomorrow

Offshore services firm supports training the talent of tomorrow

Motive Offshore, the Boyndie -headquartered offshore services firm, is training the talent of tomorrow to ensure staff are in place to plug the industry’s skills gap.

The company hopes to ensure that its clients always receive a high level of work, allowing them to meet their business objectives.

Motive, which has a skilled workforce of 60 members of staff across its marine equipment manufacture and rental and fabrication divisions, has continued to roll out its apprenticeship scheme to new members of staff.

Directors, James Gregg, and Dave Acton, both started their careers as apprentices and have played an instrumental role in continuing to develop strong links with North East Scotland College, ITCA, Skills Development Scotland and local secondary schools.

Today, the firm employs two apprentice fabricators; two craft apprentices; an apprentice fitter and an apprentice machinist.

The latest intake follow in the footsteps of four previous apprentices who all gained full-time employment with Motive on completion of their apprenticeships: as hydraulic technician, fabricator, machinist and fitter.

James Gregg, said: “At Motive, we recognise the importance of investing in continuous learning and development for all ages. We see our apprentice programme as a vital link in the succession planning process and an important step in building a stronger business.

“Apprenticeships are a valuable asset to a company and the training that apprentices at Motive receive gives them first hand, on the job experience.

“As the oil and gas industry starts to pick up again, companies need to become proactive in providing job opportunities. Not only will this improve employability in an incredibly difficult market, it will also benefit the business and ultimately the economy of the North-east.”