Whether it’s the oil and gas, mining or renewable energy industry you are looking to recruit in or find work in, you will find that the London market is currently very buoyant. This can be attributed to a number of factors; the potential of shale, skills shortages in the industry, the continued reliance on oil and gas, as well as the desire to reduce our carbon footprint by embracing renewable energy.
We are currently finding that within the secretarial market roles such as executive assistant and PA on more of a one-to-one basis are becoming increasingly popular with the need to have worked at Board level within a global capacity. Continuity on a CV is something that our clients are also looking for and having solid UK experience working within these markets will stand you in good stead. Maternity covers have taken a downturn, but the need for temporary hires has increased. We found over the summer period extra staff were required for short-term covers such as receptionists and team administrators.
We continue to struggle to find immediately available candidates within the industry due to the fact that they are registered with multiple agencies, being bought back by their existing companies or being more cautious about moving and are staying within the passive market.
The London energy market is interesting, with major players as well as independent, entrepreneurial stakeholders all competing for talent. A number of our clients are struggling to recruit skilled technical staff and/or contractors, as well as secure funding for their projects. This has had a knock-on effect in the secretarial recruitment market.
As the market is going through a major period of change it faces a number of challenges, however, Page Personnel is ideally placed to work with you to find solutions to your recruitment needs as we have specialist teams in upstream oil and gas, renewable energy, finance, secretarial and business support and human resources.