Scotland's oil and gas industry enjoys a global reputation for excellence. Although North Sea oil is a declining resource, there is still a huge industry there and throughout the country, employing thousands of highly experienced individuals in each and every area of engineering and the many other specialist roles necessary for the safe and efficient upstream production – and downstream processing - of hydrocarbons. In addition, there are still many years of decommissioning work to come and the transferrable skills that a vast number of people have accumulated during their years in oil and gas make them prime candidates for related engineering and manufacturing jobs across the globe.

International travel, offshore and onshore work (many engineers seldom go offshore) and high rates of pay, especially for contractors, have all conspired to make a career in oil and gas highly attractive in the past. Today’s challenges are changing, but from the large, multinational oil companies to the smaller producers, the manufacturing and service companies, not to mention the specialist expertise in IT and digital technologies, there are literally thousands of companies who have continuing recruitment needs. 

As a recruiter, you’ll enjoy finding out about one of the most complex industries in the world and the cutting-edge technology it employs to produce the energy that still powers so much of our life.  The market for many of your candidates will be global so the learning process never stops.  If you’re looking for a change of recruitment scene, oil and gas could still be a very rewarding one.

Recruiting for Oil and Gas Jobs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, throughout Scotland and Manchester

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