Wireline Issue 43 - Autumn 2018

Professional Development | Mentoring

ECITB mentoring programme launch, March 2018

knowledge gained through individual experience can be passed on to the next generation

of personnel. As well as varied efforts made within individual companies themselves, a diverse range of

organisations have embraced the principle to help individuals develop their careers – and ensure the industry has the skills and talent in place to secure its long-term goals. The Aberdeen X-Industry Support Network (AXIS), an organisation focused on increasing gender balance in the local energy industry, is now running its second cohort in an increasingly popular mentoring scheme. The AXIS programme was launched in 2016 and the numbers involved have grown from ten pairings in each of a pilot scheme and first cohort, to 14 in the latest one. >

C oncerns over skill shortages are frequently expressed in the oil and gas industry, particularly as it grapples with reduced margins, an ageing workforce and competition from other sectors. Often however, less attention can be paid to developing existing talent, whether at apprentice level, amongst graduates and new recruits, or even for those far on in their careers. Mentoring is one method of supporting professional development and helps ensure that skills and

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