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Talent shortage in the oil and gas industry: infographic

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 8, 2014 12:00:00 PM



A notoriously difficult sector to keep talent, the oil and gas industry has always suffered from a shortage of workforce. Subsequently this has lead to the rising costs of wages and disputes between operators.

But what is the cause of this talent shortage in the first place? Mercer looks into the hot topic in their infographic below:

Talent shortage infographic


Key takeaways

  • Petroleum engineers remain the most 'in-demand' jobs in the industry
  • Operators believe there is a 74% skills shortage
  • China will have a 68% skill gap in sales and traders over the next 5 years
  • There is a 20% skill gap in quality assurance posts globally
  • A push for talent development and deployment is required

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry


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