OilCareers.com recently participated at the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) in Perth, Western Australia as a sponsor and exhibitor. The conference attracted over 10,000 delegates from both Australia and worldwide, all in attendance to see the latest in oil and gas technology, practices and trends.
With the opportunity to win an iPad mini, the OilCareers.com booth was a popular stop for delegates, who each had 15 seconds within a glass booth to grab as many tickets as possible; the highest score each day awarded an iPad mini and well-deserved bragging rights. With 900 participants the competition proved tough, and over the three day conference a total of five iPad minis were awarded (following two score draws).
OilCareers.com also sponsored the Graduate Careers Day, which allowed OilCareers.com to meet with more than 850 tertiary students and new graduates from many of Perth’s universities. During an address to the congregation, Country Manager for Australia Jackie Kirk outlined some key tips for graduates entering the workforce:
- Identify companies you would like to work for and call them
- Research possible graduate schemes
- Participate in summer internship programs
- Attend career fairs, networking events & seek information from your careers advisors
- Register with recruitment agencies
- Network and utilise online job boards
We hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did!
OilCareers.com Supports Armed Forces Employment Fair in Encouraging Transferable Skills into the Energy Sector
At OilCareers.com, the world’s largest online dedicated oil and gas jobs board, our objective is to provide our candidates with access to a variety of positions spanning the entire oil and gas supply chain and in turn provide recruiters and organisations with the highest quality skills to meet their needs.
That’s why, with the oil and gas forecast for the North Sea predicting a jobs boom of up to 50,000 new vacancies in light of recent prospects and developments, but the industry still feeling pressure from the lingering overcast of the global skills gap, our job has never been more important.
In line with supporting employers in their search, OilCareers.com in association with Forces Employment Fairs, an organisation with 26 years of experience in running events for the Armed Forces, recently introduced the Armed Forces Employment Fair to Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre for the first time. This introduction aimed to attract fresh talent to the sector by means of transferable skills.
The fair saw 34 major multinational oil and gas organisations exhibiting and over 400 armed forces personnel turning out in search of new career opportunities and was open to all individuals regardless of whether they were in resettlement phase or just thinking of leaving.
The event not only offered sought after opportunities to employers, but in light of The Ministry of Defence announcing that a third round of 5,300 Army redundancies are to be made in June, the transferable needs of the energy sector also present a sustainable and secure outlook to families who face an otherwise uncertain future.
The Armed Forces Employment fair created a crucial shared value platform for all parties and with such a high level of turn out and positive feedback, it can be said that the event was a resounding success and just one of the on-going commitments that OilCareers.com continue to make in order to meet the growing recruitment needs of the oil and gas industry going forward.
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OilCareers.com is a sponsor and exhibitor at the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference, known as AOG on 20-22 February 2013 in Perth, Western Australia. AOG is Australia’s largest oil & gas exhibition, with over 450 exhibitors from 16 countries and is a must-attend event for the oil & gas industry.
As part of the exhibition, OilCareers.com will be hosting an exciting prize draw centre, where delegates will be invited to participate in a “ticket grab booth” game, putting them in the running to win an iPad mini. Visit us at booth 9 to be in with a chance to win!
OilCareers.com is also the naming rights sponsors for the Graduate Careers Day which is run in conjunction with the AOG conference on 22 February. Now in its third year, Graduate Careers is an integral meeting point for employers and graduates and will attract more than 1000 delegates. The program gives tertiary students a better understanding of oil & gas career opportunities presented by the growing oil & gas industry, including graduate programs & vacation work. OilCareers.com will be exhibiting at the Careers Day event to meet graduates and help them kick start their careers by registering on our site.
For more information about AOG, visit www.aogexpo.com.au