The Transition Training Fund
About The Fund
The £12m Transition Training Fund was set up by the Scottish Government and is managed by Skills Development Scotland. It offers support with training grants to help you to retrain, upskill or get accreditation or certification that would help you get a new job in oil and gas, the wider energy sector, or engineering and manufacturing. The fund may also be able to assist you to transition into STEM related teaching.
Who Can Be Helped
The Fund is available to people who’ve lost their job since January 2015. However, consideration will be given to people made redundant before then, if the job loss was due to the oil and gas downturn. You can apply for the fund at any time after being made redundant, or facing the threat of redundancy. You won’t be disadvantaged if you’ve already done training with other support such as your SDS Individual Learning Account or the Employability Fund.
What Can It Be Used For?
Support from the fund will only cover training costs – not travel or subsistence. Training costs will be agreed on a case by case basis. So you may be offered a contribution, or up to 100% of the costs. Funding may be approved for up to £4,000. You can only apply once, but your application could support multiple training courses if necessary.
- You must be resident in Scotland
- You have been made redundant or currently at risk of redundancy from the Oil and Gas Sector or its’ supply chain
- You have worked in the Oil and Gas sector or the supply chain as an employee or contractor
- You must be able to show that the training will help you get a new job
- You must be actively seeking employment
- You have not committed to, or undergone, the course of training you’re looking for funding for