Springboard programme 2018

Been made redundant or facing redundancy in the oil and gas industry?

While recruitment in the sector has seen a slight improvement, there are still a high number of individuals who are unemployed from working directly or indirectly in an oil and gas role.

The Chamber is well known for connecting people, opening doors and helping individuals ‘join the dots’. Building on the success of the 2017 initiative, we are offering a new programme, funded by the Transition Training Fund, to support and mentor middle and senior managers who are unemployed due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry to transition into employment.

The programme will help you 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.

Apply here

Please send the completed form, along with a copy of your CV, to springboard@agcc.co.uk

Who is it for?

The 2018 Springboard programme is targeted at middle and senior management individuals.

Think it could be for you? There are a few things that we look for 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 and gas sector?
  • Are you currently at risk of redundancy or have you been made redundant from the oil and gas sector?

In addition, you must be able to answer YES to at least two of the following about your current or last role in the oil and gas sector:

  • Did you have line management responsibility for any team leads, supervisors or managers?
  • Did your role have strategic responsibilities?
  • Were you responsible for controlling and running an organisation?
  • Where you in charge of business reporting to senior managers?
  • Were you responsible for creating an effective working environment?
  • Were you responsible for leading people?

If you are still unsure or would like more information, please contact Heather Milne on 0300 013 4275.

What's involved?

Three cohorts are planned to take place in Aberdeen this year:

  • March
  • April
  • May

Successful candidates will take part in a short and intensive engagement phase of activity which includes the following:

  1. Four compulsory sessions covering the topics:
  • Resilience, survive and thrive
  • How to network effectively
  • Building a winning CV
  • Interviewing essentials – with professional and peer review
  • Social media – developing your recruitment profile
  1. Additional sessions will include:
  • Information on the regional economy, including growth sectors and regional renaissance
  • Contracting and consulting information and advice on how to set up your own business and the support programmes that are available in the region
  • 1-2-1 CV development session
  • Storytelling Workshop by Bob Keiller
  1. Candidates will also have four Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce breakfast or lunch events available to them at no extra cost, to be booked within six months.

All training courses will take place at the Chamber office at The Hub, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don.