Oil and gas companies 'require 120,000 new employees'

Oil and gas companies 'require 120,000 new employees'

The oil and gas sectors are growing at a rapid pace and, according to the latest findings, will require approximately 120,000 new employees over the next decade in order to fill all the necessary positions.

A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found companies in these industries are now pushing extremely hard to find suitable staff so they are able to avoid a costly skills shortage in the years to come.

Of course, there are plenty of reasons to seek energy jobs, from the interest and excitement surrounding the market to the excellent remuneration employees can expect to enjoy. With so many roles set to be available, it might be a good time for people to begin their search.

Mark Mallin spent four years as an engineering technician on Royal Navy submarines but has now turned to a new career in oil and gas. He has joined engineering group XPD8 Solutions in Aberdeen, where he is carving out a new life for himself.

"This is probably the one place that hasn't been affected by the credit crunch and the lack of jobs. The amount of jobs up here; it's scary to be honest. If you go on to one of the careers websites there are literally hundreds if not a couple of thousand jobs every day. There will always be a need for energy," Mr Mallin told the Daily Telegraph.

According to the news source, there are plenty of great ways to break in to the energy industry. It noted that a great starting point is to visit recruitment websites to find out information about what jobs in oil and gas entail.

Record investment is said to be on the agenda for companies at the moment, as the 2013 Budget means there are certain tax breaks available to firms that plough money into North Sea exploration. In total, about £13 billion is set to be pumped into this area in 2013 and it is only going to rise further in 2014 and beyond.

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