On Wednesday, September 17th – just 24 hours before that other Scottish event – at Glasgow’s newest conference and event venue, 200 St. Vincent Street, some of the most influential employers in Scotland’s flourishing oil and gas sectors will be meeting ambitious professionals with skills and qualifications that are in high demand in the country’s energy sector.
Although direct employment with some of the big names in Scottish energy, may be relatively small, the number of jobs which depend on the sector is huge.
David East, communications manager for the INEOS facility at Grangemouth, says that around 1400 people are directly employed at the site, plus contractors employed by third party companies. However, “Scottish Key Facts”, released by Scottish Enterprise in May this year, estimated that more than 13,500 jobs were directly associated with the country’s chemicals industry with another 70,000 people whose jobs depended on the sector.
The Scottish Energy Careers Festival, organised by s1jobs, takes place on Wednesday 17th September between 11am and 8pm at 200 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow.
“That North Sea oil will provide a nascent Scottish state with tremendous economic clout is without doubt. But overwhelming reliance on a declining industry, in a sector as fickle as energy is a dangerous game indeed.”
Have you read the Portland Market Report in the September 2014 issue of Fuel Oil News?