Candidate Tips & Advice
Aberdeen Staff Recruitment In Oil and Gas
Jobs in the Oil & Gas industry are not just for newly qualified graduates or those seeking their first “real” job. There are many opportunities within the industry for experienced professionals from other fields. As with all industries, work experience is transferable and the Oil & Gas Industry in particular needs good, well qualified professionals regardless of background. Many Aberdeen Permanent Recruitment companies often ask what should you think about when considering a move into the Oil & Gas Industry.
Firstly, why move into this industry? There are a special set of attractions that mark out the Oil & Gas Industry as a place that skilled professionals may want to move to. It has, for example, a reputation for good pay and conditions. This is really linked to the overall performance of the company. Hence, those that work well within the businesses will get rewarded as part of the overall success of that business.
There are also good opportunities for promotion. Despite what some people think, Aberdeen Staff recruitment within the Oil & Gas industries is still growing. What this means for experienced professionals, is that there will be opportunities to grow within the role and progress to other jobs and levels within the industry. These opportunities would only come once the experienced professional has proven their worth, and so Aberdeen recruitment companies need to ensure that the right people fit the right job. There are massive changes happening with the industry which make it an exciting time to join. As we find new ways to extract oil and gas from the ground and as more new technologies are developed to ensure the long term energy supply is stable, thus more opportunities appear, if you are interested you should be looking at oil and gas companies who are recruiting within the Aberdeen area.
Secondly, what jobs are available in the sector for experienced professionals? Discounting the graduate only programmes, there are many opportunities in the Oil & Gas industry that could appeal. The most abundant set of roles is in engineering. As much of the work in the industry comes at the spade end of the process – on rigs, in exploration and in technological design - there are a huge amount of roles that require set and specific skills. So someone moving from an engineering role on, for example, a car plant or in a factory may well have skills that could be utilised in the Oil & Gas industry, at the risk of repeating ourselves, only a good Aberdeen Staff Recruitment company will be able to help you here.
There are also a number of non engineering, central function roles such as marketing and communications roles, HR and finance. These roles are not Oil & Gas specific, in fact these disciplines are university taught and highly transferable. The only barrier to entry via these roles is in background knowledge. Obviously those who have graduated and come straight into the sector would have the advantage of knowing more about the Oil & Gas sector, but those coming from outside would have a greater understanding of other practises from other industries. For the Oil& Gas industry to continue to innovate this cross pollination from other sectors is vital.
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