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& Engineering Careers


Oil and Gas Portal - For Individuals

Posted on Mon, 1 May 2017 13:50 by Richard Stone


If you are a former Oil & Gas Worker or currently working in the sector and at risk of being made redundant, then this portal can help you.

The Oil and Gas Portal on the Talent Retention Solutions (TRS) platform is part of a government initiative to help you find work in other advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors and enable you to use your skills and experience in new career pathways. This is part of a wider programme that is designed to support the long-term attraction, retention and development of skills for Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) companies.

There are now hundreds of companies looking for skilled people from the Oil and Gas Industry to join them and this new portal will help put you in direct contact with them. 

This service is FREE and registration is simple, safe and confidential:

  1. Once you have registered, you can search for jobs and apply directly to the companies that interest you. Employers will be able to see your profile and contact you. 
  2. There is no middle agency involved so all correspondence between you and the companies is private.

It takes just a few minutes to register and upload your latest CV by going through the “Employee Registration” button and following the prompts.  Please contact the TRS team if you have any difficulty at:

Click here to register:

Aberdeen Jobs Fair, March 2017

Posted on Mon, 1 May 2017 13:39 by Richard Stone

We had a timely opportunity to visit the North-East Employment Support Event in Aberdeen at the end of March, which was directed at oil and gas workers facing redundancy. 

The event at The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre was organised by the Energy Jobs Taskforce and Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), which includes both private and public sector partners. 

Around 800 people attended the event over a busy five-hour period and our stall was inundated by people looking for ideas, opportunities and advice about their career plans.  We met some amazing people, many of whom were extremely well qualified and experienced professionals from the Oil and Gas Industry and we were able to direct everyone we saw to our Oil and Gas Portal, which has been specifically designed for workers from this sector.

By registering on this portal, workers can begin searching for new career opportunities in the wider Science, Technical, Engineering or Manufacturing Sectors.  Thousands of employers use the site and every one of the people we met had valuable transferable skills that are in demand in other growing sectors of British Industry.

TRS are working closely with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Department of Work and Pensions, and Skills Development Scotland (who are part of PACE), to support the Oil and Gas Industry.

Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government’s initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with the advice and support they need when faced with redundancy.

To register on the Oil and Gas Portal, please click here:

South North Sea 2015

Posted on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:25

South North Sea 2015

The most important conference for the offshore energy industry in the East of England. The Southern North Sea Conference 2015 will be the biggest conference and exhibition that EEEGR has ever delivered.

At SNS2015, key decision makers will gather to discuss and debate industry issues, network to make new business contacts and re-establish relationships with existing clients.

There is also a dedicated skills session on day 1 where you can hear what the current issues are in the industry. Please click here to read more

Exhibitor list -

Power Your Future

Posted on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 18:39


At catch, Stallingborough DN41 8TH

5th February 2015, 4:30 – 7:00pm

No need to book, all are welcome.

  • Opportunity to speak with Employers who are taking on Apprentices in 2105
  • Looking around in an ECITB approved training facility
  • Talk to Apprentices what is like to be an ECITB Apprentice
  • Talk to ECITB about Career Progression

For further information:

Selex ES Recruitment Event, 14th November 2014 2pm to 7pm

Posted on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:18

Selex ES Recruitment Event

Friday 14th November 2014 2pm to 7pm


We are pleased to inform you that one of our TRS companies Selex ES is holding a Recruitment Event on Friday 25th November 2014 2pm to 7pm.

If you like to work with experts in your field and you would like to work for a company that can offer challenging projects and world class technology in a modern working environment with benefits include career progression, flexible working hours and a company pension scheme, please register for this event at:

Jacobs Recruitment Open Evening, Thursday 25th September 2014 5pm to 8pm

Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:06

Jacobs Recruitment Open Evening

Thursday 25th September 2014 5pm to 8pm


We are pleased to inform you that one of our TRS companies Jacobs is holding a Recruitment Open Evening on Thursday 25th September 2014 5pm to 8pm. 

If you are looking for a job in Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Construction Management or Operations, please visit them at Ryder Suite, Park Square, Birdhall Lane, Cheadle Heath, SK3 0 XF

Women in STEM - are you in or out?

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:41

Women in STEM - are you in or out?

Organisations come together to promote gender diversity in engineering, science and manufacturing

Professional organisations and engineering/STEM employers are coming together today (Monday, 30 June) to address the poor representation of women in engineering, science and manufacturing.  Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE. The Rt.Hon The Lord Mayor of London will address delegates at the half-day Women in STEM Conference organised by Prospect and not-for profit organisations Talent Retention Solution (TRS), Women in Manufacturing and the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

The Institute of Mechanical Engineers estimates that less than 7% of the 2.3 million engineers employed in the UK are female. At the same time, the UK faces a considerable skills gap in meeting the requirement for the estimated 2 million engineers required over the next decade (Source: Engineering UK). To help meet the future needs of the UK’s economy it is imperative that all available resources are mobilised, which includes women currently qualified as engineers or scientists and those aspiring to be engineers/STEM professionals. Today’s  event has been developed to bring together the many voices, organisations and initiatives keen to address the gender imbalance and find ways to tap into this huge talent pool to meet the UK’s requirements for a skilled workforce especially in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Commenting on the event, Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE said:

“In answer to the question posed by today’s conference, I am most certainly IN!  I am proud to be the second female Lord Mayor in over 800 years....and I am proud to be a ‘woman in STEM”. 

The half day event incorporates a range of speakers and panel discussions from private and public sectors, including Dr Angela Gallop, Chief Executive of Forensic Access and Axiom International ltd, Professor John Perkins, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Business and Innovation and Skills, and Fiona Jackson Head of Strategic Resourcing at EDF Energy. Danni Turnbull and Charley Hurley from the newly launched Women in Manufacturing in6iitaitive, will present the interim findings of a national survey focused on women returners, and Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley will lead roundtable discussions with panelists Dawn Bonfield from WES; Sue Ferns from Prospect; and Richard Smith from TRS.

“Events like this help us to raise awareness of these key issues facing the economy and society.  To help the UK stay competitive we need to tap into all available talent and female engineers/STEM professionals have a key role to play,” said Richard Smith, Engagement Director for the Talent Retention Solution, the national skills and careers platform representing Manufacturing and Engineering sectors.


Attendees will be encouraged to network, share experiences and explore ways to work together to address these key issues affecting the UK economy.  

"Service Leavers": Your Economy Needs You!

Posted on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:04

"Service Leavers": Your Economy Needs You! 

"Service Leavers": Your Economy Needs You! event at the Royal Academy of Engineering was organised by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board in association with the Talent Retention Solution. To read more click here

Retaining Talent Safeguarding Skills

Posted on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:27

Retaining Talent Safeguarding Skills

TRS is the first UK wide platform dedicated to “Safeguarding Skills” across the engineering and manufacturing industry using one national system. The EEF through their partnership with TRS is promoting the service to their members read-more on page 15 of the EEF Insights

“TRS: Britain’s Got Talent”

Posted on Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:22

“TRS: Britain’s Got Talent”  

With the gradual ending of Britain’s involvement in Afghanistan, soldiers returning home are able to find employment through the scheme, which works closely with numerous partners who help them adjust to civilian life.

“There are numerous charities helping to make that happen. The scheme is also working with companies such as Siemens and EDF Energy, as well as the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board. To read more click here

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TRS is currently at various stages of working with over 40 universities; others are expected to participate and promote TRS throughout 2013.

TRS has a growing network of employers who will progressively be using TRS to advertise their graduate and internship vacancies to view and apply for.


TRS is a new industry approach to working with UK Further Education Colleges and employers to support and promote the recruitment and retention of skilled people into UK advanced manufacturing and engineering (AME) jobs.
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