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Launch of Offshore Oil & Gas Project Management Mentoring Initiative
A group of Senior Industry Practitioners have come together in an effort to enhance Project Management Capability in the Offshore sector, and impart some wisdom and experience to those developing their skillset in the Project Management Discipline.
The Offshore Project Management Steering Group (OPMSG) coordinated by the ECITB, have this week launched a pilot programme to mentor 14 young professionals from the Aberdeen area already working in the Oil & Gas Industry, to further develop their behaviours and competence in project delivery. Mentors from Shell, Maersk, Apache, WGPSN, AMEC, Aker, Petrofac and Global Energy Group have all joined forces to help address the critical skills shortage of Project Managers working in the Oil & Gas sector.
Tony Maplesden, Chair of the OPMSG commented "The role of the Steering Group is to enhance awareness of both the Technical and Non-Technical skills required in delivering effective North Sea Projects and in doing so, bringing Industry together to promote good practice. The Mentoring Programme initiative evolved from direct feedback from the local community and we are delighted to offer these aspiring Project Managers one-to-one development from experts in the field and also an experience which will undoubtedly be a very enjoyable & rewarding one in the careers.”
Once a review of the Pilot Programme has been conducted early next year, it is envisage that the programme will then be rolled out to a larger number of candidates within the Sector in the summer of 2015.