ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy primed to support economic recovery

July 29, 2020

The ability to be responsive, agile and to support the energy sector’s evolving needs will be crucial to the national and regional economic recovery as the ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy ramps up provision following the enforced Coronavirus shutdown.

The Aberdeen-based academy is a subsidiary of North East Scotland College and provides a wide range of training for the oil and gas, engineering and construction industries in areas including process, maintenance engineering, electrical, ex hazardous areas, emergency response and marine.

ASET has bases at Altens, where market-leading facilities include a fully functioning oil and gas training platform and control system, as well as at Clinterty and the College’s City Campus. It reopened on 29 June with strict social distancing measures and procedures in place to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of students and delegates, staff and visitors.

Delegates from a variety of companies have returned to training and from August the latest cohort of more than 50 industry apprentices will be enrolled.

Atholl Menzies, Chief Executive of ASET, said: “Although our facilities have been closed, in line with national guidance, we have continued to support organisations across the world during what have been such unprecedented times.

“We have retained our full staff and therefore maintained capacity. The expertise and knowledge of the team is our most valuable asset and we are well equipped to help the sector meet this latest set of challenges.

“ASET has used this time well, rapidly accelerating our course development programme. More than 70 new courses have been created for delivery in the months ahead and those cover everything from production trade testing, renewables and the environmental sector to transferrable skills to support energy transition.

“The energy sector has faced adversity before and that experience will be vital in responding to the impact of Coronavirus. Flexibility in the workforce is essential for companies as they adjust to changing circumstances and we know from past experience that training and reskilling will play an important part in the months and years ahead.

“ASET has a strong track record of being agile and innovative, qualities that will come to the fore again as we support the energy sector’s response and the wider regional economic recovery.”

Further information on the measures introduced for reopening are available at Details on courses are available at , by calling 0300 3305559 or by email at .