January is a popular time to think about looking for a new job and the UK’s largest energy sector training provider is launching a campaign to help those with career change on their New Year’s resolutions list.
Survivex and AIS Training, part of the 3T Energy Group, are running a series of inspiring career change stories, advice pages and events throughout January to showcase the possibilities of a new career within the global energy sector in 2020.
Up to 75,000 delegates train with Survivex and AIS Training every year in skills such as offshore survival, first aid, rope access, scaffolding, banksman slinger and global wind organisation (GWO) safety standards. Amongst these delegates are numerous stories of people who have successfully changed careers or upskilled and are now enjoying a much more fulfilling working life.
One example is vehicle mechanic, Kyle Emmerson, who swapped car bonnets for wind turbines after transferring his skills to the fast-growing global wind industry. Within just three months of completing his GWO training with AIS Training, Kyle scooped his first wind job working in Sweden as a wind technician and has never looked back.
He said: “I’ve absolutely no regrets about moving to the wind sector - I love it! The shift rotations and nature of the work means you get plenty of time off to spend with family and the job opportunities are plentiful. The training was extremely professional and the instructors very approachable and I got loads of tips and advice to help me get that first foot in the door. For anyone thinking about retraining for the wind sector I’d say give it a go. Although you need a bit of bottle to make that first move, it has been well worth it for me and has only taken one work trip to pay for all my training.”
Other success stories highlighted by the campaign include experienced scaffolder turned business owner, Jordan Lovell, former adventure-sports instructor, Caleb Comstock, now working as a wind technician in the States and Zander Simpson, who landed a dream job with global oil and gas service giant, Technip FMC. Visit www.survivex.com/news for more success stories.
To help anyone looking for a new career or job in 2020, both AIS Training and Survivex will be holding Careers Open Days at the end of January to shed light on what it’s like to work in the energy sector and meet some of the industry’s biggest players.
The drop-in style events will take place between 11am and 7pm on Tuesday 28th September at Survivex in Aberdeen and Thursday 30th January at AIS Training in Newcastle. As well as providing advice on the wide range of career opportunities available and CV and interview tips, the events will include representatives from leading employers and recruitment firms to talk about upcoming projects for the year ahead.