Oil and gas ‘still an attractive industry – for now’

The North Sea’s oil and gas industry is still an attractive sector to work in – at least for now. That’s according to a new student survey from oil and gas skills organisation OPITO, which questioned young people living in the UK’s key energy hubs about their potential career prospects in the field. More than 500 students from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, […]

British oil and gas safety firm expands to the US

A British oil and gas safety firm has expanded its reach to work with the Government and oil companies in the US. The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) focuses on improving the safety of oil and gas workers and delivers training and emergency standards to be used within the industries. David Doig, OPITO Group’s […]

BP stunted by shortage of workers

After announcing last month that BP would inject £3 billion into North Sea operations in a plan to redevelop two oilfields, the head of the company’s North Sea operations said there weren’t enough skilled workers available in the UK. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Trevor Garlick said BP would struggle to attract engineers. When asked […]

Oil and gas firms face recruitment fight

The battle lines are being drawn for a recruitment fight between the oil and gas sector and the renewables industry. Malcolm Webb, chief executive of trade body Oil and Gas UK, has said that his sector must act now to stop top university graduates being poached by renewable firms. Mr Webb said it was vital […]