Strategic Program for Education, Assessment and Recruitment.
We see that industry in general has a skill shortage in some key areas, which has been made worse by downturns in Oil & Gas and associated sectors in recent years and as things start to pick up again, that shortage will be felt even more acutely. The need for new blood, new ideas and ways of working are what we are looking to target with the S.P.E.A.R. Program. Our aim is to identify appropriate candidates of all ages, but in particular youngsters that have the desire and attitude towards bettering themselves and to develop a career that will provide them with long term opportunity and a real sense of achievement.
The purpose of the S.P.E.A.R. Program is to encourage young people with a good attitude to invest in themselves towards a career opportunity that is both exciting and rewarding. The S.P.E.A.R. Students will have the potential to become specialists in the field of Piping Mechanical Completion and Commissioning through education and regular assessment. The objective at the end of the 12 month program is to produce a highly skilled and prepared individual that can continue on to become a Trainee Workshop Technician, Trainee Project Engineer, Trainee Sales Engineer or a Trainee Site Services Technician.
All candidates will follow the same program for the first 9 months and will be assessed accordingly. Upon successful completion of the first 9 months, the candidates will have the option to choose which of the 4 disciplines they wish to pursue for the remaining 3 months of the program.
The candidates will receive not only training for the repair, maintenance and use of the specialist equipment. They will also be instructed in the use of that equipment in the various working environments in which they may be required to perform. The Offshore environment for example, which can be a daunting prospect when exposed to for the first time, candidates will be required to undertake simulated training exercises to better prepare them for that first time.
All in all, the S.P.E.A.R. Program looks to take inexperienced individuals and train and prepare them to a high standard of skill and awareness. To then give them an opportunity to go out and put into practice those new skills and in doing so, provide a much needed service to an industry that can give them a very worthwhile career.