Support for oil and gas workers in Montrose who fear redundancy

Oil and gas workers from Angus who feel they are at risk of redundancy are being encouraged to visit a local Skills Development Scotland (SDS) centre.
Oil and gas workers from Angus who feel they are at risk of redundancy are being encouraged to visit a local Skills Development Scotland (SDS) centre.

Oil and gas workers from Angus who feel they are at risk of redundancy are being encouraged to visit their local Skills Development Scotland (SDS) centre.

In Montrose the event will be at the Community Learning Development, John Street, on Tuesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m.

There will also be opportunities to visit the SDS centres in Arbroath at 61 Margetgate on March 23, 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and in Forfar at the Pitstop, Academy Street on Tuesday, March 24 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

PACE is a key focus of the new Energy Jobs Taskforce that was set up to support jobs in the energy sector.

Winnie Mudie, SDS Chair of PACE for Angus, said: “The idea behind PACE is that it makes things a bit simpler for anyone facing redundancy as it brings together all the support you would expect to receive.

“I would encourage all workers who are facing redundancy, or are concerned about the possibility of losing their job, to attend the PACE event and make the most of the support available.

“Redundancy information and advice is also available to anyone visiting any SDS centre in Angus.”

In addition to this support, SDS has organised a Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) event for oil and gas workers.

It will take place on Wednesday, March 25, at Aberdeen Football Club and is open to those who feel they are at risk of redundancy.

The Aberdeen PACE event will take place from 9.30 a.m.to 3 p.m. in the stadium’s Aberdeen Asset Management Suite and employers including Sonomatic and First Bus will join PACE partners such as SDS, Department for Work and Pensions, and Citizens Advice Scotland.

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors in five distinct zones covering money, jobs and job searching, future learning, health and wellbeing, and setting up a business.