Jobs fair to be held in Aberdeen for oil & gas workers

Employers including Gastech-ne Ltd, Drillmar Resources and Global Resources will be at the event and a number of oil and gas jobs will be available including a drilling and wells manager, a technical engineer and a support workers.

The event will be held in the city’s Beach Ballroom on 17 June, from 10am-3pm and is the second to be organised by the Scottish Government’s initiative for responding to redundancy situations, Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE). Skills Development Scotland – the organisation that leads the delivery of PACE support in conjunction with a number of key partners including the Department for Work and Pensions – is encouraging workers to attend the event to find out about the jobs on offer and to speak to partners for information on areas such as writing a CV, job searching and financial advice. Damien Yeates, Chief Executive of Skills Development Scotland, said: “The PACE event we organised in March was successful in bringing over 850 workers from the oil and gas industry together with employers and support services. “We are committed to sustaining our support for workers at risk of redundancy and building on the success of the previous PACE event with a Jobs Fair at the Beach Ballroom. I would appeal to anyone who is facing redundancy to register to attend this event where they will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss potential vacancies.” In addition to vacancies directly linked to the oil and gas industry, a number of employers out with the industry, including Police Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council, will also be in attendance at the event to speak to those who are facing redundancy from support service roles. Energy Minister Mr Fergus Ewing said: “This PACE event is an important part of the action the Scottish Government is taking to help those facing redundancy in the oil and gas sector. This government is committed to doing everything in its power to support the workers, and the communities, affected by the current difficulties facing the sector. “It is a tangible example of the support the Oil and Gas taskforce has provided since it was set up by the First Minister earlier this year. I urge all workers who have recently been made redundant, or who are concerned about redundancy, to attend and ensure they access the support available.” Ross Fulton, from Westhill, was among the 850 people who attended the previous event held in Aderdeen on 25 March. The 27-year-old left his CV with a number of employers in the hope he would land a job and was delighted when global inspection technology company Sonomatic got in touch. He said: “I would encourage people to go along to the PACE event and find out about the jobs. I went to the event not expecting anything and landed a job so it’s definitely worth going.”
Susan Osbeck, Senior Consultant at Sonomatic’s Aberdeen office, added: “Aberdeen has an amazing amount of skilled people but it can still be difficult to find the right person.  We thought the PACE event would be a great way to meet a wide range of people with different skills and experiences and we certainly got a great many high quality candidates handing in CVs.
“We were very pleased to be able to offer Ross the job as Equipment Manager and I hope the next PACE event will continue to help other job seekers.” 

Source: Skills Development Scotland

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