Offering financial support for those who have been made redundant or are at risk of redundancy from the Oil and Gas sector. 

About the fund

The £12m Transition Training Fund was set up by the Scottish Government and is managed by Skills Development Scotland.

The fund offers support with training grants to help individuals to retrain, upskill or get accreditation or certification that would help in securing a new job in oil and gas, the wider energy sector, or engineering and manufacturing. It may also be able to assist individuals to transition into STEM related teaching.

Since it was created, the Transition Training Fund has approved over 3,700 training applications. Of those surveyed who have accessed support through the fund, 90% stated they have improved their job prospects and 86% have become more confident. 

Who can be helped?

The Fund is available to anyone who has worked in the oil and gas sector or in the oil and gas supply chain as an employee or contractor and is either at risk of redundancy or has been made redundant 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.

Individuals can apply for the fund at any time after being made redundant, or facing the threat of redundancy. Applicants must be actively looking for work and be able to show that the training they wish to undertake will help them find a new job.

Applicants must also live in Scotland, and have either worked in Scotland in their current or previous job or be returning to Scotland to look for work from an overseas post.

Accessing support from the Transition Training Fund

You can find further information on eligibility and can apply for support at the dedicated Transition Training Fund website

Other available support

If you are unable to access support from the Transition Training Fund, PACE offer free advice and support for individuals and employers on the practical and emotional sides of redundancy. You can find out more about how PACE can help here

Visit our Employability Skills page for more information on the support we provide for individuals to improve their work-based and employability skills.