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Energy Outlook Report

Key hiring and employment trends for the energy industry

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Key Findings

New report uncovers top challenges for global energy market employers

Based on our recent survey to nearly 17,000 global Energy industry companies, recruiters and workers, 43% of employees want to leave the energy industry all together within the next 5 years.

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Oilandgasjobsearch.com and Brunel commissioned an independent research company to survey global energy-industry leaders, recruiters and employees. The study identifies and explores the changes that are on the horizon over the coming year, and the ways in which companies are adapting to meet these challenges. The report focuses on areas such as recruitment challenges, compensation, energy transition, job engagement, and retention in the energy sector.

Winds of Change

More than ever before, there’s a big shift in career direction

When asked which sectors they’d pursue employment opportunities in, those working in Oil and Gas said Renewables (56%), compared to 38.8% last year. Similarly, those working in Renewables are the most likely to have shifted into a new sector within the past 12 months (51%).

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Percentage of Oil and Gas professionals
willing to shift towards Renewables



Industry Trends

In recruitment, applications per vacancies remain low

82% of recruiters say that 1 in 10 of their open positions have been unfilled for more than 3 months, with Drilling & Well delivery (14%), and Geoscience (12%) being the most difficult roles to fill.

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Most difficult roles to fill according to recruiters



Redefining the Industry

Diversity and inclusion is becoming a top priority

Our survey finds that 31% of energy workers say they have personally been the target of workplace discrimination, and 43% say they have witnessed discrimination directed at others.

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Percentage of Energy professionals who have personally
been the target of workplace discrimination



"The world has been turned upside down in recent years and, like many industries, the energy industry is experiencing significant changes in its hiring and employment trends. Global competition for candidates is fierce, and we need to rise to meet these challenges together as an industry"

— Jilko Andringa, CEO of Brunel International NV

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Previous Editions

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The Energy Outlook Report, in partnership with Brunel is the most comprehensive report in the Energy industry. The report covers both candidates and employers globally, to give a full picture of the current outlook.

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This research aims to provide employers, employees and candidates with key insights into global Energy market trends in workforce planning, compensation and benefits based on experience and expectations for 2019.

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The 2017 research aims to provide employers, and employees with key insights into global market trends. It includes Oil & Gas workforce planning, hiring, compensation and benefits based on experience and expectations for 2017.

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