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Harnessing proven training solutions to enhance skill and ability within your maintenance and reliability workforce

21 July 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Training, Training and Development

Training is often one of the first budgets to be sacrificed during corporate cost-cutting initiatives, and although it will deliver immediate cost reduction results, a lack of investment in this area is proven to lead to increased risk and spend later on.

To hold on to training budgets, or obtain new training budgets amid a cost-conscious environment it is important to correctly identify and prioritize training programs based on the perceived risk of not providing adequate competency assurance initiatives.

Last month, Add Energy’s Afia McClenaghan hosted a panel discussion with senior asset management professionals on how to drive performance and optimize costs through upskilling initiatives.

During the event, leaders from international energy producers including Canlin Energy, BP and Keyera Corporation discussed real-life challenges relating to this topic and shared proven tactics they would recommend for unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce.

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How to drive performance and optimize costs by unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce

21 May 2021 posted in Maintenance Optimization, Training and Development

Unlocking the potential of your maintenance and reliability workforce through competency improvement programs is proven to minimize exposure to risk, boost company performance and optimize costs.

This year, Add Energy’s Country Manager for Canada, Afia McClenaghan has been invited to lead a panel discussion on this topic at the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources summit, starting on June 1st, 2021.

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Building competency for the future: showcasing the importance of learning while you work during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021

1 March 2021 posted in Training and Development, People and Business Updates

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 is a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and the economy. The theme for 2021is Business Backing Talent, showcasing the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships.

At Add Energy we have found that supporting apprentices through their studies has brought a wealth of benefits to both our team of apprentices and our company, from upskilling our people through formal learning and development opportunities to improving the productivity of our business functions and thus the quality of our services to our clients.

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, our team of Add Energy apprentices have shared their experiences as well as the benefits of learning while you work.

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Progressing from middle management to leadership: the fundamentals

17 November 2020 posted in Training and Development

It is no secret that there is a lack of female leaders working within the energy sector, with research showing that less than 10% of senior leaders within the oil and gas industry are female. We want to explore what it takes for middle managers to progress to the top, where they are focused on leading the vision and strategy of companies, and assuring delivery of this. 

Susan Steyn joined Add Energy as our Vice President for North America in 2019, leading a team of over 25 asset management experts and overseeing company growth throughout the Americas and project delivery. Starting her career in supply chain, research and planning roles, she rapidly worked her way up to leadership positions due to her drive, determination and dedication - and being recognized as someone who will tackle a challenge head on and see it through to completion. 

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Essential behaviours and traits of an influential leader

22 September 2020 posted in Training and Development

If you look after your people, they will in turn look after your clients and business. It is therefore fundamental that you influence correctly and lead them in the most effective way possible, to help them evolve, grow and deliver great work. 

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Plugging the skills gap: why now is a critical time to invest in learning

4 September 2020 posted in Training and Development

With an increasing number of knowledgeable and skilled people leaving the energy industry, and less experienced people stepping into managerial positions, there is a growing skills gap emerging across the globe that is brewing the perfect storm.

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3 training courses designed to unlock efficiencies for your asset

11 August 2020 posted in Training and Development

While training may seem like a costly and unnecessary venture right now, it will inevitably unlock ROI opportunities and savings in the long run. As new skills are learned, knowledge is enhanced and efficiencies will be gained in relation to enhanced production, reliability, HSE performance and cost optimization. 

This is especially true within the world of asset management and maintenance optimization at the moment, as there are a wealth of efficiency savings and production optimization  opportunities that can be unearthed and capitalised upon. And effective training can be the much-needed catalyst for these savings. 

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