The organizers of the Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) say that 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. On 21, February 2014 over 1000 graduates and tertiary students meet with major employers at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to learn about job opportunities, graduate programs and vacation work available in the oil and gas sector.
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.
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.
Deloitte, Partner – Human Capital, Julie Harrison, speaking at an earlier conference 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.”
According to the organizers, students attending the AOG Graduate Careers Day on the 21st February from 10am-1pm will hear free presentations, learn about new career pathways and pick up invaluable job searching and career planning advice.
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 is at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 February.