Dundee is a knowledge-driven economy with two world class universities and one of the highest student ratios in Scotland (1:6), providing graduates in relevant disciplines.  The city’s long history in manufacturing provides a reservoir of skilled staff with manufacturing and engineering skills.  Within the region, there is also a cluster of engineering design and manufacturing companies with expertise in a wide range of sectors covering oil and gas, aerospace, processing and fabrication.

Energy Training East

The Universities and Colleges of Tayside have formed an alliance, supported by Skills Development Scotland, creating a unique combination of training & research and development expertise to support the energy industry.

Energy Training East offers a comprehensive range of training and support services. This covers apprenticeship level and nationally accredited technician skills programmes, bespoke technical courses and graduate and post-graduate level teaching and research, as well as opportunities for knowledge transfer partnerships. The five institutions; University of Dundee, Abertay University, Dundee & Angus College and Perth College are all located within a 22 mile radius of Dundee Port and have a history of successful collaboration.