Oil and gas workers willing to work anywhere

Oil and gas workers are willing to move anywhere for the right pay and career opportunities. That’s according to a recruitment firm, whose research showed two thirds (66%) of oil […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Oil and gas workers are willing to move anywhere for the right pay and career opportunities.

That’s according to a recruitment firm, whose research showed two thirds (66%) of oil and gas professionals said they would be prepared to work anywhere, including emerging markets, for the right salary and opportunities.

A fifth of oil and gas workers (19%) felt their career has either “stood still or gone backwards” over the last two year, with two fifths (42%) thinking their career would have progressed further had the UK not seen a recession.

Laura Drysdale, International Managing Director at Change Recruitment said: “There are significant opportunities, both in established and emerging markets for workers willing to take the plunge. For many, it is not just about the remuneration benefits, but the lifestyle and opportunities to progress careers much faster.

“The tough job market in the UK has certainly peaked interests in moving abroad for many young workers with big ambitions. We are currently seeing demand for candidates in Africa and the Middle East.”