More personnel from the UK working offshore

Britain’s core offshore workforce was 25,760 in 2012, according to Oil & Gas UK’s latest Offshore Demographics Report.

Offshore staff

LONDON – Britain’s core offshore workforce was 25,760 in 2012, according to Oil & Gas UK’s latest Offshore Demographics Report. This is the highest figure since reporting started in 2006.

The survey applies to staff spending more than 100 nights a year offshore. Nearly 57,000 people travelled offshore throughout the sector last year, up 9% on the total for 2011.

Those who went had an average age of 41.1 years, with more than 80% of British nationality, and 4% female. The number of personnel under 30 was 14% higher than in the previous year.

Oil & Gas UK’s employment and skills issues manager Dr. Alix Thom said: “The volume of anticipated activity shows that the UK oil and gas sector is an exciting and promising place to build a career. For the industry, understanding the workforce profile is more important than ever if companies are to meet the growing and long-term demand for people with the right experience and skills.

Oil & Gas UK is actively developing and helping to drive forward a number of programs to sustain the supply of workers throughout the industry, such as improving the perception of the industry as a place to build a career, helping to encourage the uptake of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects in schools, and supporting the transition of skilled people in the mid-career phase from other sectors.”

6/27/2013

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