According to speakers at the 2012 Gastech conference last month, the engineering, oil and gas sectors will create thousands of jobs as these industries address the skills shortage and promote long-term career opportunities.
The speakers at Ignite! The Energy Recruitment Show, which included Professor Brian Cox, explained how the industry needs to be able to tap into a seam of talented engineers in order can develop.
The Gastech Conference, which took place at London ExCel, stated that some 15,000 jobs will be created in the UK alone over the next five years, as the oil and gas industry seeks to deliver efficient and sustainable supplies. This includes unconventional gas extraction and creation which will be an energy source critical for future generations.
Professor Brian Cox referred to a report from the Royal Academy of Engineers in his address, which states that the UK is likely to need a million further engineering graduates by the year 2020.
A host of specialist recruiters, trainers and other organisations took part in the 2012 recruitment show, looking at key issues including current talent shortage, personal development and how to attract the next generation of talent to the industry.
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