LONDON– Subsea 7 has won the Tremendous Training and Development Award at this year’s Cherries ceremony in recognition of its innovative Engineering Conversion Program and Graduate Engineering Development Scheme (GEDS).
The award, which recognizes excellence in the field of human resources, was presented to Subsea 7 at an awards ceremony on June 7, in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Keith Tipson, Subsea 7’s executive vice president for human resources, said: “Subsea 7’s winning GEDS offers individuals the opportunity to develop first class skills, encouraging new ideas and to be the best in the industry.
“We launched our Engineering Conversion Program to combat the acute shortage of engineers within the oil and gas industry. By recruiting skilled engineers with transferable capabilities from other sectors, and by putting them through an intensive training program, we have a very effective method of bringing new talent into our industry.”
The company recruits about 100 engineering graduates each year for GEDS. For the last seven years, it has recruited engineers from different industrial sectors, including automotive, defense, and aerospace for its Engineering Conversion Program.