Cyber attack training scenario hits energy sector

A cyber security training programme has been launched to help the energy sector defend itself against people trying to hack its systems and damage vital infrastructure. The European Network for Cyber Security’s (ENCS) training casts participants as hackers and defenders in a live attack scenario upon an electricity grid, using a simulated company called Gridnet. […]

UN-Korea announce training for climate action transparency

A new professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support has been launched. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Republic of Korea Greenhouse Gas Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide professional training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to national experts from developing countries. GHG inventories […]

US-China open joint nuclear safety centre

The US and China are working together to improve nuclear security and have officially opened a new facility in Beijing. The Centre of Excellence (COE) will address the East Asian nation’s domestic nuclear security training requirements, providing a forum for bilateral and regional best practice exchanges. It will also serve as a venue for demonstrating advanced […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Dear energy manager where are you?

Keeping fairly close tabs on the industry, as well as being involved with a range of representative bodies within it, it’s clear that the sector, most particularly on the client side, is leaking talented energy managers. And no disrespect to those working hard in the industry now, they’re desperately needed! OK, I hear you say, […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – A note to CEOs and CFOs about energy training

I’ve worked with many of the leading companies and prominent representative bodies in the energy sector – from forming training strategies to producing specifications for training regimes to scripting courses. And I’ve also been involved in everything from grassroots sessions for people new to the sector to senior-level training to seasoned professionals. I probably enjoy […]

UK pledges £8m to train new nuclear engineers

The UK Government has pledged to invest £8 million to train the next generation of engineers and technicians for the nuclear industry. Business Secretary Vince Cable made the funding announcement, which builds on the Government’s Nuclear Industrial Strategy – aimed at making sure Britain can benefit from the £930 million being invested in the sector […]

New scheme to boost UK wind energy training

A new initiative that aims to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in Britain’s wind energy sector has been launched. The Renewable Training Network (RTN) has unveiled two new training courses intended to establish a UK standard for blade maintenance, repair and inspection training. The RTN was set up in 2011 by RenewableUK, which […]

Scotland unveils £1.2m oil and gas training facilities

A college of further education in Scotland has opened new training facilities for the oil and gas industry in a bid to help the sector meet the skills demand. The Oil and Gas Academy Scotland (OGAS) in Forth Valley College includes a chemical distillation plant, virtual control room, mini rig lab, process training plant and […]

UK and France pledge to help SMEs in nuclear supply chain

The UK and French Governments have agreed to work together to build new nuclear power stations and maximise opportunities for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the supply chains. Energy Secretary Ed Davey and French Energy Minister Phillipe Martin met during the Franco-British Summit in Oxfordshire to discuss how the two nations can develop […]

TEAM RHI Scheme Training

Due to an upcoming regulation change in September 2013, TEAM will be hosting a set of extra dates, and offering top-up training to previous attendees. The course will help you to understand the beneifts of the RHI scheme as well as how to apply, and maintain your committment to the scheme. Justine Grant, author of […]