OIL & GAS WORKFORCE SET TO GAIN FROM INDUSTRY BOOM

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 21 February, 2014


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21 February 2014

 

OIL & GAS WORKFORCE SET TO GAIN FROM INDUSTRY BOOM

 

Attendance numbers at this year's Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) are set to smash records, reflecting rising interest in the booming industry.

 

The oil and gas industry is bringing a healthy profit to Australia's economy, with almost $200 billion worth of projects underway and another $180 billion worth of gas investment on the drawing board.

 

The demand for labour is so high that by 2018 the oil and gas workforce is expected to increase by 57 percent, according to the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, so it's no wonder all eyes are on the next wave of skilled workers.

 

Over 1000 graduates and tertiary students will meet with major employers at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre today to learn about job opportunities, graduate programs and vacation work available in the oil and gas sector.

 

A mix of presentations and networking opportunities are on offer with speakers from Curtin University, Woodside, Subsea 7, Technip, Schlumberger, CB&I, Engineers Australia, the University of Western Australia, Wood Group Kenny, New Latitude and the Society for Petroleum Engineers.

 

Recruitment has been a strong subject of AOG 2014 with an entire conference stream dedicated to Human Capital.

 

Deloitte, Partner – Human Capital, Julie Harrison who spoke at yesterday's session identified the need for employers to align their workforce plan to the business strategy to enable future capability requirements necessary for growth.

 

“The identification of skills and capabilities should be a core component of any business strategy, with a top down assessment of current requirements through a regular strategic review of the company’s operating model and structure.

 

“This will ensure alignment between the business strategy, the operating model, the organisation design and the skills and capabilities for success now and into the future,” she said.

 

Students attending the AOG Graduate Careers Day today from 10am-1pm will hear free presentations, learn about new career pathways and pick up invaluable job searching and career planning advice.

 

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ABOUT AOG 2014

The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) is the first major industry event of the international oil and gas calendar in 2014, providing a unique opportunity to see what’s new and build business connections with industry leaders. Bringing together more than 550 exhibitors from across 20 countries, AOG has become Australia’s largest oil and gas event and the only exhibition of its kind to attract over 15,000 visitors. Also incorporating  the AOG Graduate Careers Day, networking opportunities and more, AOG 2014 will take place at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February. Further information: www.aogexpo.com.au

Source: Avviso