Jobs event aimed at oil and gas industry

Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the industry downturn
Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the industry downturn

Employers in the North-east are being urged to take the opportunity to introduce themselves to hundreds of potential recruits at a special employment event later this month.

Businesses are being offered the chance to exhibit at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Wednesday, March 29, at a jobs event hosted by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

A period of uncertainty within the Scottish oil and gas labour market has seen many industry workers facing redundancy and the special employment event will allow people from across the area who have experienced redundancy, or are potentially facing redundancy, to find out about jobs and training opportunitites.

Led by the Energy Jobs Taskforce and Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), which includes private and public sector partners, the event intends to help individuals realise their broad skill set by introducing them to employers from a variety of sectors. 

Previous events have attracted more than 3500 people from across the region.

Calum MacLean, National PACE manager said: “The events have been greatly valued by employers and motivated job seekers.

“The profile of individuals attending reflects a broad skill set not only in engineering but in other roles such as finance, IT, marketing and admin.

“I look forward to another successful event, matching up enthusiastic individuals to jobs and careers that will utilise and develop their ambition and skills.”

Employers can register to exhibit for free and people can find out more about the event at www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/employment-support- event