Service expands to help energy industry attract talent to Scotland

An initiative to help Scottish companies attract energy professionals to live and work in Scotland has been launched and representatives of the new service will be at the Offshore Europe 2007 exhibition in Aberdeen from 4 - 7 September 2007 to broadcast the news.

Attracting talented employees with the right skills is essential for growing companies worldwide and to place Scotland firmly on the career map, Scottish Development International has expanded the services of to ensure that energy companies can make professionals around the world aware of the excellent career opportunities and lifestyle on offer in the country.

From the oil and gas fields of the North Sea, to pioneering renewable energy technology and large-scale electricity generation, Scotland is at the forefront. The energy industry in Scotland is incredibly dynamic in terms of innovation, development and diversification and these factors make living and working in Scotland highly-desirable. showcases Scotland’s available job opportunities, the company base, and offers a wealth of information on what the Scottish lifestyle can offer.

Interested job seekers can register to receive job alerts and a monthly e-newsletter packed with information on companies and jobs.

Talentscotland project manager Hazel Sinclair said: “Any energy company with a base in Scotland regardless of their size or country of origin can get involved and benefit from international marketing profiling their company and promoting their vacancies to a skilled international audience.

“The more companies which use the service, the more they will be supporting their industry by helping demonstrate the size of the energy community and the range of opportunity on offer.

“Any company either with vacancies to fill or who could use the material we have to promote Scotland to potential recruits should visit the website. Scotland is recognised as a fantastic place to live, work and do business and the opportunities on offer across the sector are amazing.

“I hope delegates at Offshore Europe 2007 will come and have a chat to see how the service works and how they can make use of it.’’

To find out more visit the talentscotland representatives at the Scottish Pavilion at Offshore Europe 2007, stand 207 or visit

Notes to editors

About Scottish Development International
Scottish Development International works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow. SDI also works to help Scottish companies do more business overseas and to promote Scotland as a good place to live, work and do business. It is jointly operated by the Scottish Executive and Scottish Enterprise. Its work is guided by the Scottish Executive's strategy for economic development in Scotland.

The talentscotland project was launched in 2001 and successfully supports a number of industry partners including electronic technologies, life sciences and financial services. The project was extended to support the energy industry in Spring, 2007.
The website provides information on jobs, industry size and strengths, companies and their activities in Scotland, as well as the lifestyle people moving to Scotland can expect.
Individuals can register online to receive job alerts and an e-newsletter keeping them up to date with their industry in Scotland including job opportunities, companies and lifestyle information
Case studies of overseas nationals moved to Scotland are available online at or on request.

For further information or interviews, contact – Hazel Sinclair, Project Manager, tel 01506 407018, email, or Laura Sorley, Senior Executive Talentscotland Marketing, 07712 667378/ 01506 407007, email:

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