THE RECRUITMENT PROJECT TACKLES OFFSHORE SKILLS SHORTAGES
A new on-line recruitment service has been launched in Aberdeen, Scotland, to respond to reports that the UK’s oil and gas and renewable sector must recruit the equivalent of its entire current workforce over the course of the next 10 years or risk losing its place as a leading global energy centre.
A recent report by leading accountancy firm PwC said Aberdeen faces an emerging talent and recruitment crisis, compounded by an ageing workforce, and must recruit 120,000 skilled workers over the next decade. Further emphasising the need for a bigger pool of skilled workers, Oil & Gas UK announced earlier this month that changes to the UK tax regime has led to a surge in interest from global investors in the UKCS.
The Recruitment Project, a new on-line recruitment service launched in Aberdeen less than two months ago to service the subsea and offshore industry, has proved to be so successful that it has added a ninth discipline to its suite of specialist recruitment lines.
The company initially launched a service for eight key categories in the offshore, marine and subsea industries which experience the most acute job shortages and hardest to fill vacancies – subsea; subsea engineers; subsea inspection; ROV; crane operators; Dpo; American Dpo; Offshore renewable. However increasing demand means that it has now added a ninth division – marine recruitment.