The Scottish Training for Energy Partnership (STEP) aim to empower thousands of local African workers to create an independently run, self-sufficient workforce for generations to come.

The Challenge

  • Oil & gas project personnel must meet far more stringent industry requirements than other industries and require specialist training.
  • Currently in Africa, expatriate workers are imported to do high value, skilled oil & gas jobs that export money and resources overseas, away from the local economy.
  • Opportunities to train local talent for high value energy sector jobs are being missed.
  • This situation does little to help the local economy, job opportunities or enable workers to reach their potential.

The Strategy

Delivering training to rigorous international standards, STEP aim to equip local nationals by providing industry-leading qualifications within a framework that no other company or consortium can equal.

The courses are delivered by experienced trainers using proven methods to:

  • Upskill the local workforce, giving platform to elevate workforce to an international level
  • Instill confidence and pride in local workers
  • Allow for the trickle-down effect to pass on a better future for other workers across Africa

The STEP Solution

  • Create best-in-class training and technical facilities to maximise local employment.

  • Using innovative and intuitive systems to enable organic growth of Ugandan/Tanzanian personnel.

  • Deliver 5000+ trained and competent workers to Energy related projects within three years.

Latest News

  • STEP Training

    Speaking from Tanzania, STEP CEO James Murphy said: “We hope today is a turning point in how technical, vocational and skills training is delivered in Africa. By providing access to training at all levels, using various formats including digital, we […]

  • STEP interview on Tanzanian TV

    James Murphy CEO of STEP has recently appeared on Tanzanian National TV discussing how Scottish training expertise can assist with ‘Up-skilling’ of the Tanzanian workforce to meet the challenge of the EACOP Pipeline.

    Over the next three years until completion of […]

  • STEP Interview on Ugandan TV

    As part of Scottish Development Internationals TVET mission to Uganda & Tanzania STEP CEO James Murphy appeared on Ugandan National Television in regards to training Ugandan Citizens for the major upcoming projects and giving details of what STEP could do […]