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10 Feb 2023 / News

2023 in-demand skills – recruiters outline opportunities for year ahead


From offshore construction trades to blade repair, inspection, NDT and roustabout roles – recruiters are looking to fill a wide variety of positions across a range of sectors at our upcoming Careers Events in Aberdeen and Newcastle.

We’ve been talking to some of the companies coming along to give you a sneak peak of the potential jobs on offer.

Wood is confirmed for our Aberdeen event and is one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across the energy and materials markets.


Shaun Smith, Resourcing Lead at Wood said:

“We are delighted to take part in this year’s Energy Sector Careers Event at AIS Survivex.

"Having attended previous years, I know these events are great for talking with people face-to-face and providing advice and tips on how to best position yourself for employment within Wood.

"We have some exciting new and diverse projects coming up in the UK and Europe and are keen to attract new and fresh talent into the industry - particularly those looking to transition existing skills.”


Stork, a major Maintenance, Modifications and Asset Integrity partner across a wide range of industrial and energy sectors, is attending both events in Newcastle and Aberdeen.


Vicky Moir, Recruitment and Resourcing Manager for Stork, said:

“Stork has many upcoming opportunities across multiple industrial and energy sectors throughout 2023.  

"We're particularly interested in speaking with people who have the right skills and experience in Inspection & NDT, Machining & Bolting, Engineering, Specialist Access Systems, Insulation and Coating disciplines.  

"Our recruiters are looking forward to meeting everyone at the AIS Survivex events and will be on hand to answer any questions.”


Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider supporting companies across a wide range of markets.


Claire Dingwall Recruitment Manager at Bilfinger UK said: 

“We are looking forward to attending the AIS Survivex annual careers event in Aberdeen for the first time this year.

We have lots of projects throughout 2023 that require multiple and varied personnel across oil & gas, energy & power, nuclear and chemical/pharmaceutical sectors – including scaffolding, painting, insulation trades, rope access, mechanical/electrical specialists, NDT Inspection, Production, Instrumentation positions to name a few. 

"These positions are throughout the UK and offshore.”


Specialist recruiter AGR will be looking for people across several sectors.


Danielle Wood, Global Compliance Director at AGR said:

"AGR has a wide range of global clients across multiple sectors and we will be at both AIS Survivex Careers Events to identify suitable individuals for positions within the subsea, drilling, surveys, marine and renewables industries globally.

“We work collaboratively with AIS Survivex to identify and match personnel for industry roles then deliver targeted training for a complete recruitment solution, which benefits both energy employers and individuals. Our team will be on hand at both events so please come along and talk to us so we can match your skills with preferred job roles.”


For those looking to get into the offshore oil and gas sector for the first time. Atlas Professionals Greenhand Programme could be a good bet and Global E&C is gearing up for a busy shutdown season. Both companies will be at our Aberdeen event...


Mark McDonald, Senior HSEQ Advisor at Atlas Professionals said:

 “AIS Survivex’s Careers Events are always packed out so we are delighted to attend this year’s event in Aberdeen.

“We’ve got lots of upcoming projects and are hoping to attract new talent - both experienced and inexperienced. As well as our ongoing recruitment contracts, we have at least four rigs coming into work in the North Sea and will be looking for crews to support these.

“The main roles on offer include work for Roustabouts, Greenhands, Floorhands and technical jobs such as Mechanic and Electrician but there are lots of other positions too.

“This year is extremely exciting for Atlas Professionals as we will be developing our industry-renowned Greenhand Programme further so we are also keen to talk to anyone looking to get into the offshore sector for the first time.”


Leigh-Ann Robb, Offshore Recruitment and Logistics Team Lead at Global E&C said:

"This is our first recruitment event of the year and we’re really looking forward to engaging with the offshore community.

“This year is looking to be a really busy year for Global E&C, we will be recruiting for several shutdowns and project scopes which will kick off from April onwards.

“In particular we need offshore construction trades such as Riggers, Pipefitters, Platers, Electrical Technicians and Rope Access qualified personnel. If you think you fit the bill, please come and visit our stand.”


Looks like there will be lots of potential opportunities in offshore wind too according to some of the wind industry’s leading players...


Coleen Forde, Head of Project Resources at Muehlhan Wind Service said:

“We are seeing unprecedented demand for our services globally and, as a result, have lots of potential job opportunities on offer for the right candidates.

“We are particularly keen to give newly qualified electrical and mechanical engineering apprentices a chance to start a career in the wind sector, as well as ex-military personnel who often leave the service with the skills and work ethic we’re looking for.

“AIS Survivex recruitment events always yield an excellent calibre of candidates so we are looking forward to attending in Aberdeen and meeting everyone."


Emma Mason, Project Coordinator at EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher Renewables, said:

James Fisher Renewables and Rotos360 are attending the AIS Survivex recruitment day to increase our reach and provide opportunities for both new and experienced personnel within the Offshore wind sector, along with offering support and guidance in a face-to-face environment.” 


Boston Energy is a family-owned global business covering all aspects of wind sector work from pre-assembly, construction, major component exchange to servicing.


Neil Harvey, Head of Pre-Assembly, Construction, Commissioning and Onshore O&M/Service, at Boston Energy said:

“We can see the global wind sector growing rapidly over the next two to three years and this is evident from the strong pipeline of global projects coming through to Boston Energy, with work all year round”. 

“We will be attending the AIS Survivex Careers Event in Newcastle to look for new talent to support this growth. In particular, we are looking for experienced technicians with electrical, mechanical and hydraulic skills, as well as those new to the wind industry with similar transferable skills, and with good levels of professionalism, resilience and motivation. We’re also proud to support military veterans with transferable skills, with their move across to the wind industry.

“We have a fantastic ‘Transition to Wind’ technician development process and invest heavily in anyone who joins our team so, if you are interested in Boston Energy or the global wind industry in general, please pop along to the event and talk to our team, we look forward to meeting you.”


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