In a recent article by The Engineer, it has been reported that the Oil and Gas sector will have to recruit candidates from other industries to meet the demand for extra staff in 2012.
With demand for engineers predicted to grow in 2012 as a result of growing oil and gas exploration, CK Science also reports a shift in the recruitment trends of the Oil and Gas industry.
Liam O’Conner, Director at CK Science explains the recruitment patterns that the scientific recruitment consultancy have experienced, “The interesting part of this expansion within the oil and gas sector is that it is not just the construction and engineering sectors which has improved, but also the support services. We have seen an increase in the demand for staff such as chemists, analysts, flow technicians and engineers, as well as an increase in demands from sub contract industries as the paint and additive sectors. ”
O’Connell went on to say, “It is all good news for the industry, but there is a shortage of experienced candidates, as over the last 4 years many of the UK professionals in these fields have moved to the Middle East and Far East. We are starting to see these professionals return to the UK, but also notice that a number of companies in these areas are recruiting junior and fresh graduates and offering fast track training schemes.”