Executive Springboard
Facing redundancy in the oil and gas industry?  Already been made redundant from the oil and gas industry?


The Chamber are well known for connecting people, opening doors and helping people ‘join the dots’.  We are offering a programme, funded by the Transition Training Fund, to support and mentor middle and senior executives unemployed due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry to transition into employment. 

The aims of the programme are to create your new brand, open your eyes to new industry sectors, build self-confidence and help you recognise your transferable skills.

This will be done within the support network of others on the programme. We will assist you in connecting with a wide variety of people and organisations to help widen your network and open new doors.


Who is it for?

Who is it for? Am I eligible?

Think this programme could be for you? There are a few things that we are looking for in our candidates. 

To be eligible you must be able to answer YES to all of the following questions:

  • Are you resident in Scotland?
  • Are you working or have you worked in the Oil & Gas Sector?
  • Are you currently at risk of redundancy or have you been made redundant from the Oil & Gas Sector?

In addition, you must be able to answer YES to at least one of the following about your current or the last role you held within the Oil & Gas Sector:

  • Was this role part of the senior management team of the company?
  • Did this role include strategic level decision making?
  • Did this role include significant budgetary authority?
  • Did this role include managing a team?
If you’re still unsure or would like more information, please call Mary Holland on 01224 343903.
What's involved?

As a candidate on the programme you will receive the following during the short term and intensive engagement (activity phase) followed by longer term advice and support (up to nine months): 

Twelve months full membership of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

Attendance at four Business Breakfasts or lunch & learn networking events at no cost. At least two of these will be during the activity phase.

Six programmes from the following suite of learning modules:

  1. Resilience, survive and thrive (compulsory)
  2. How to network effectively (compulsory)
  3. Building a winning CV (compulsory)
  4. Interviewing essentials – with professional and peer review (compulsory)
  5. Putting your skills to work
  6. Social media - developing your recruitment profile
  7. Understanding psychometric tests
  8. Finance for non-financial managers
  9. HR for non-HR managers
  10. Contracting & consulting – what’s the set up?

Offer of a strengths profiler and evaluation supplemented by a one-to-one discussion and mentoring session with a member of the Chamber senior management team or Chamber board member.

Executive Springboard Activity Phase

It is our intention to start the first pilot group on May 2, 2017.  

As part of the intense activity phase of the programme dates for a number of the compulsory training courses and one of the events have been set as follows: 

  • May 2: Kick-off meeting & Networking Effectively – ½ day & lunch
  • May 5: Social Media – ½ day
  • May 11: Resilience, survive & thrive – ½ day
  • May 12: Personal Branding (Building a winning CV & Interviewing essentials) – full day
  • May 17: Business Breakfast ‘Changing mind-sets, embracing challenges’, 7.00am - 9.00am. Details can be found here

Please note: All training courses will be held at the Chamber office in the Bridge of Don.


Apply here

If you think you could benefit from this programme and have established that you are eligible, download and complete our application form and email it along with your CV to springboard@agcc.co.uk.