Over 4,000 register for oil, gas posts

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MORE than 4,000 jobseekers registered to join the oil and gas sector throughout the six-day Energy Week 2014 Career and Job Fair, statistics from the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office showed.

A total of 4,228 jobseekers are vying for the chance to fill the 1,130 vacancies on offer.

The final day of Energy Week 2014 yesterday saw 1,079 jobseekers register and apply to secure employment in the oil and gas industry.

Out of all the applicants who registered at the career and job fair, 2,077 were unemployed, while 1,526 stated that they are employed but seeking a new job.

The remaining 625 jobseekers were still studying. Many of the registered jobseekers had secondary school qualifications.

Vacancies that were available at the career and job fair included areas in administration, business and finance, construction, human resources, engineering, and logistics.

The highest number of vacancies was in the engineering field which had 320 vacancies.

Additionally, registrations for the July intake of the Brunei Maritime Academy were also open, offering various apprenticeship schemes and diploma programmes.

The career and job fair which began in 2011 has been popular with jobseekers, with the recruitment of locals surpassing targets, according to statistics provided in the Energy Week 2014 programme book.

In 2012, the recruitment of locals surpassed its goal of 3,600 when 3,894 locals were able to secure employment in the sector by the end of the year.

From November 2013 to March 2014, there had been 447 recruitments, well over its set target of 3,000 by the end of 2014.

Registered jobseekers can check the status of their applications at the EDPMO website, www.energy.gov.bn or www.energylbd.gov.bn.

The Brunei Times