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TTE leads path from battlefield to oil fields

Wednesday 13 February 2013 7:00

A North East training firm has been enlisted to help ex-armed forces personnel find new careers in the oil and gas industry.

The TTE Technical Training Group has secured a project from oil and gas services giant Wood Group PSN to deliver training and assessment to former services people with existing trade qualifications.

TTE is providing a series of residential programmes in instrument, electrical and mechanical disciplines, which support nationally accredited qualifications within a plant-based training environment.

Central to the practical technical training are modules covering a range of oil and gas industry kit and equipment as well as undertaking certified courses including CompEx for both instrument and mechanical disciplines as well as joint integrity.

This new contract with Wood Group PSN follows on from a pilot agreement with the company in 2011 when a group of 11 Instrument technicians from the armed forces completed the programme at TTE.

Steve Grant, managing director of TTE, said: “The Armed Forces are facing quite a significant reduction in personnel, which does present an opportunity for engineering-based businesses. Ex-forces personnel bring tremendous benefits to employers, not only with any existing trade skills, but with their attitude and commitment.”