Developing people and skills

What we will do

Diverse People

Developing a diverse workforce with transferable skills, supported by an inclusive culture

Support 130,000 jobs

Support 130,000 job across the energy spectrum and attract 40,000 people, a quarter of which will be in new roles

Global leader

Be recognised as a global leader in carbon management through our knowledge, skills, innovation and capabilities

Developing people and skills

Key actions

  • Establish a plan to enable the upskilling of the UKCS workforce
  • Develop a plan to enable a more flexible, multi-skilled and technology-enabled workforce
  • Leverage the export potential of UK qualifications, standards and training provisions
  • Establish UKCS Skills Alliance to progress route map actions identified in the 2019 Workforce Dynamics report
  • Ensure that the diversity of the sector's workforce is reflective of wider society
  • Launch diversity network and monitor effectiveness on annual basis
  • Evolve UKCS business culture to reflect the sector's changes
  • Establish an agile and collaborative business culture


Case study

Gain insight into an industry-leading manufacturing campus

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), Montrose Subsea Centre of Excellence is an industry-leading manufacturing campus designed to deliver a fully connected “one-stop” shop. The campus is an important milestone for BHGE globally, believing it to be one of the most advanced facilities of its type in the world.

The expansion represents a £31 million BHGE investment supported by a £4.9 million grant from the Scottish government, through Scottish Enterprise.

The upgraded and expanded campus enables BHGE to offer product innovation, from design to delivery, from one location servicing customers across the world. The advanced manufacturing technologies serve global activities today and enable continuous product innovation and technology advancements for the future. The commitment by BHGE and Scottish Enterprise to invest in people development will also drive long-term global business sustainability. One campus brings greater efficiency for customers and eliminates extra transportation between sites, helping to reduce environmental impacts. The investment has created at least 160 jobs, exceeding initial targets of 100 and taken total headcount to around 570.

BHGE also doubled its apprenticeship intake in 2019 by launching a programme that develops the skills of current and future employees.