Leading offshore training provider, Survivex, has appointed a new general manager to oversee day-to-day operations and support key training management service clients.
Jamie Purves comes to Survivex from drilling contractor, Valaris, where he was regional training and competency manager responsible for personnel working in the North Sea and Norway regions.
Having worked in training and competency for almost 20 years, Jamie has extensive experience of the sector. Initially starting out as an instructor, he quickly progressed his career into management, working for Wood-owned, M&O Global, as training manager at its OPITO-approved technical training center in Egypt. Following this, Jamie moved to the Philippines with Site Group International where he became general manager at a 30-hectare government-approved training facility helping young people gain invaluable skills for future employment.
Jamie is currently in the final year of an MBA at Robert Gordon University in Oil and Gas Business Administration. His first priority will be to look at how 3t Energy Group’s technology expertise and technology-led training tools can be incorporated into the customer experience to enhance learning and improve efficiencies for clients.
Jamie said: “Joining Survivex and the 3t Energy Group is extremely exciting. The Group’s vision to transform training through technology and help businesses work smarter, safer and more efficiently matches my own so this opportunity is a perfect fit for me.
“I had experience of Survivex through my previous roles so was well aware of its outstanding reputation, fantastic facilities and knowledgeable instructors and was keen to join the team.
“Survivex and the wider 3t Energy Group works very closely with its clients to truly understand their needs and provides everything from world-leading, industry-approved training to cloud-hosted software to manage training and technology-led tools such as simulators, virtual and augmented reality and mobile apps. The Group is really pushing the boundaries of educational technology and training and I’m really looking forward to being part of this journey helping businesses in Aberdeen and beyond improve their workforce management.”
Paul Knowles, Vice President at 3t Energy Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to Survivex and the 3t Energy Group. He has a fantastic track record in management and of building strong client relationships. Jamie also has unrivalled experience of training and competency from both the client’s side and a service-provider’s perspective.
“The disruption caused by the Coronavirus has meant many companies are looking at how technology can be used to deliver training and we are uniquely positioned to be able to help and shape this through our internationally-renowned technology-led training solutions. With Jamie at the helm, Survivex will continue its world-class reputation in traditional training, as well as looking at new ways to enhance the training experience for all clients.”