Fifth of hiring managers want more green professionals

One in five hiring managers in renewables think there are too few professionals moving into the sector. That’s according to the first Global Energy Talent Index, which reveals significant differences in expectations between hiring managers and candidates across the energy industry. The report, from workforce solutions provider Airswift and job site Energy Jobline, suggests young […]

Government ‘needs to counter engineering shortage now’

One in five young people in Britain need to get a career in engineering if the UK is to save itself from a severe skills shortage, it was claimed today, which includes the growing demands of the energy industry. A lack of home-grown graduates in the sciences has already spelled a 40,000 shortage in the […]

Oil and gas jobs shortage “easing”

A shortage of jobs for skilled workers in the oil and gas sector earlier this year is “easing” according to an index of job opportunities posted online. The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index revealed a strong third quarter in 2012 despite some “economic and seasonal headwinds” for the industry. The global recruitment firm’s […]

UK Government ‘failing’ the engineering industry

More than half of UK engineers have lost confidence in Government policy and believe it is “failing” the industry. That’s according to a new survey by Matchtech, which claims more than three quarters of engineers do not believe the Government is doing enough to attract new investment in the industry and 56% are not confident […]

Energy sector could benefit from change to education, says recruitment specialist

More needs to be done to encourage young people to develop the necessary skills they need to find jobs in the energy sector. That’s the message from a recruitment boss, who says the UK Government needs to do more to stimulate the skills the UK needs. Paul Flynn, Managing Director of specialist offshore recruiters Earthstaff […]

Energy pays- sector enjoys high salaries

Energy professionals in the UK enjoy well paid salaries that are significantly higher than the national average. According to a recent survey by recruitment specialists Hays Energy 74% of those surveyed earn in excess of £41,000. The survey also revealed that in the last 12 months 69% of people have had a salary increase and […]

450,000 skilled technicians needed by 2020, says National Grid leader

Britain will need 450,000 highly skilled technicians by 2020 to boost the economy, according to a new government report. The Technician Council, which carried out an 18-month long review, is launching a new initiative today to encourage recruitment in the science and technology fields. With the demand of technicians increasing, the review states there is […]

Nuclear jobs: the core problems

A recruiter’s perspective of the nuclear industry

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 […]