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Photocollage of Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen campus. On the right top a student working on a planning project and on the right bottom a group of students chat on a historical site.

Photos: Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen.

Today the National Energy Skills Accelerator (NESA) and partners are launching Energy Career Pathways, an interactive tool for prospective employees in the energy sector to identify the qualifications they would require for specific roles and where they can undertake qualifications in the North East of Scotland.

Energy Career Pathways is one of seven innovative pilot projects now in development in two Pathfinder regions in Scotland where SFC is working alongside key regional education and skills partners.

Supported with funding from SFC’s regional tertiary pathfinder, the aim of Energy Career Pathways is to help accelerate the pace of workforce development. Key partners recognised there were skills demands which would develop as a result of the energy transition.

The project demonstrates the advantages of regional collaboration as NESA brings together the region’s leading academic institutions and built on this to develop a unique energy transition skills pathway.

Community engagement was undertaken to support the Energy Career Pathways and data was gathered through surveys, interviews with third sector providers, youth group workshops and community group meetings.

Established in June 2021, the NESA is a collaborative initiative between the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College (referred to collectively as NESA institutions), supported by SFC, Skills Development Scotland and Energy Transition Zone Ltd. NESA works with businesses and training organisations with the aim to create a more flexible and resilient workforce for the energy sector.

For a full demonstration and an overview of NESA’s Energy Career Pathway, register now for their webinar demonstrating the tool on 23 April 2024.