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New talent is an ASET for PSN

Oil and gas specialist PSN in the final stages of negotiating an alliance with Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training (ASET), designed to nurture new talent, tackle new markets and inspire new customers of PSN .

The alliance between PSN and ASET will create bespoke technical training packages to meet PSN customers’ specific project needs. These services will be delivered to internationally recognised, industry-endorsed, quality standards. This partnership will meet commercial and community objectives by enabling PSN to effectively harness local talent in new and existing markets, enabling ASET to access new global markets alongside PSN, while profits will be covenanted to Aberdeen College.

PSN CEO Bob Keiller explained: “PSN is pursuing exciting new business in new markets. Our success to date is built on exporting our experience to the world’s oil and gas frontiers and consistently delivering smart solutions to enhance our customers’ assets, whenever they need it, wherever they are. Since 2006, PSN has won over U$1.6 billion work and welcomed over 2,500 new people into our experienced team to drive this success. But I’m looking to increase PSN’s network from 8,500, to over 10,000 people, by 2010. We will only meet this tough target by training local talent, in local markets, to support projected global growth.

“Rather than winning work, then retrospectively tackling skills gaps, our approach involves recruiting and investing in people to develop local expertise in new markets at the very beginning of the project lifecycle. Tackling skills shortages at source is a much smarter approach and ensures that we can supply highly qualified talent wherever our customers need it.”

Graham Beattie, ASET General Manager, said, “As one of the main providers of oil and gas training in the UK, we are thrilled to work with PSN. There is a great ethical match between PSN’s commitment to localisation and the fact that any ASET profit generated as a result of this alliance will be returned to the citizens of Aberdeen via Aberdeen College. Today’s announcement is an inspiring example of two Scottish companies, simultaneously meeting commercial and community objectives, while enhancing the services we offer to the oil and gas industry. We currently work in the Middle East, Africa and South America but this new alliance will also open up new global markets for us. This partnership is an outstanding opportunity for growth while continuing to maintain and expand our excellent relationships with our current client base.”

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