By Diversified Communications, 20 May, 2013

Oil and gas employers grappling with skills shortages will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of potential candidates thanks to a new joint initiative between The Resource Channel and the Australian Gas Technology Conference & Exhibition (AGT).


Award-winning resource jobs website, The Resource Channel has partnered with AGT 2013 to host selected companies at the AGT Careers Advice Lounge, giving employers the chance to talk directly to jobseekers about their career opportunities and graduate and training programs.


“We were inundated with job seekers across all levels and disciplines looking for information about careers and wanting to speak to employers at last year’s AGT,” said Jody Elliott, Managing Director of The Resource Channel.


“It therefore made sense to include employers on the stand this year and support their participation with extensive content on our website. This will ensure their branding impact reaches far beyond just a few days at an event and provide job candidates with an additional reference point.”


The opportunity to participate in the AGT Careers Advice Lounge will be made available to six companies. Up to three representatives from two companies will be invited to be on the stand for each day of the event. Participating companies will also be offered extensive advertising on The Resource Channel website to year end.


AGT Event Director, Bill Hare said it was important for the oil and gas industry to work together to address the shortfall of workers required to construct and operate the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia.


“Australia is poised to become the world’s leading LNG exporter, but with this incredible growth comes an incredible demand for skilled workers. The industry must attract the next generation of workers and effectively train and retain them, so this will be a key message of the AGT Careers Lounge and the event as a whole,” said Hare.


Western Australia’s only gas technology event will also present a series of free seminars exploring careers issues and opportunities in the oil and gas industry, with a particular focus on careers for women in the gas industry.


Happening in the seminar theatre in the AGT Exhibition on 1 July, the seminar program will include speakers from leading employers such as GE Oil & Gas, Bakers Hughes and Schlumberger, as well as Engineers Australia and the Resource Channel.


More than 100 exhibitors are also expected at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1-3 July for the AGT Exhibition, which will focus on new products and innovations in gas processing and the construction and operation of LNG facilities, associated pipelines and exporting terminals.


Employers interested in participating in the AGT Careers Lounge can contact The Resource Channel via [email protected] or 08 9477 3300. To exhibit at AGT 2013 or to register to attend the event visit

Source: Avviso for Diversified Exhibitions