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Oil & Gas Jobs, Am I Suited?

Jul 31, 2008
There is no doubt that the oil and gas industry is having to face up to an aging workforce issue. In the 80s, the industry went through a crisis, both confidence and financially and this meant it failed to attract new people to what had been up until that point the industry to be in for high earnings.

Because of what happened 50 is now the average age of the oil worker. What do you do? how do you attract people to what is perceived as a heavy industry. With 50 as the average, it means that there will be a lot of retirements sometime soon.

Fortunately students have been drawn to the geosciences, despite the powerful draw of the computer sciences. The companies that operate in the field of Oil and Gas Industry have seen this change as the perfect opportunity to 'refresh' their aging workforce.

A degree is not a prerequisite though, as there are many jobs within the oil and gas industry that can be gained without one. This includes everything from admin to site work

In time, after attending the training courses offered by the employer companies, people without the proper qualifications will be able to find higher positions in the company.

Positions for the industry are available in refining, production, administration transport, and various supervisory and technical. most people when they think of the industry think of someone covered in oil or with the waves beating against them as they struggle to connect pipework

Rig workers still deal with the 'normal vision' of the petrochemical industry, but the range of employment goes way beyond that

People come from all walks of life, with many people moving into the industry as a career change. The only real way to find out if you are a fit for the oil industry is to submit your CV, and see what turns up. With such great earning potential, it could be the best move you have ever made.
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