A desperate need for engineers

It’s not a scarcity of oil the world should be worried about but more importantly a desperate skills shortage of engineers. This is especially so for the global energy industry. For many jobs, the number of vacancies exceeds the number of skilled experienced engineers that are available. Already, such shortages are causing significant delays and costs for major projects including development of offshore oil fields off Angola. Whilst in Brazil, the home of samba, tropical rainforest and traffic jams, this developed county is in a desperate search for engineers to construct 12 super tanker sized FPSO’s over the next decade. Such skills deficiencies are harming energy security, harming economic recovery and the ability of the world to meet its ambitious CO2 targets.
The only solution the energy industry has is to pay higher salaries and offer better conditions. Already, in Australia many engineers with energy related expertise are starting on salaries of AUS$20,000 a month. read more http://www.oxfordprospect.co.uk/The-World-is-Desperate-for-Energy-Engineers.html

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