ROVOP recently completed its first school placement programme with nine secondary school pupils from across Aberdeen and its surrounding areas.
The week’s activities were structured to give an overview of life on and offshore at ROVOP. This included practical sessions with each department including operations, HR, finance, commercial and technical, an afternoon at offshore survival training provider Survivex and extensive time on ROVOP’s ROV simulator. The simulator is an important feature of the ROVOP Academy and offers 30 subsea training exercises built on real-life scenarios with 3D visuals and virtual environmental conditions.
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, welcomed the initiative. He said: “It is important to make young people aware of the exciting, long-term career opportunities available locally, national and internationally within the subsea industry. The sector uses some of the most exciting robotic technology in the world and at ROVOP the pupils will be able to see first-hand some of this technology in action.
“It’s encouraging to see a business engage with so many pupils through the placements. I’m sure their visit to ROVOP’s new HQ provided an invaluable insight to the next generation technology and wide range of jobs within the industry.”