Oil & Gas Workers Knock on 3sun’s Door
3sun Group interviewed more than 250 people for over 100 new jobs at a recruitment event held in Great Yarmouth, with applicants being mostly oil and gas workers from the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area, according to the company.
3sun targeted local people and oil and gas workers experiencing difficulties finding work when it announced the new job opportunities this month, which emerged with the company’s GBP 6 million of new and existing contracts in the offshore wind sector across the UK and internationally.
Recruiters had pre-booked interviews with 100 people with the relevant electrical, mechanical and inspection qualifications after more than 1,500 people sent in CVs after the recruitment drive was announced. Demand for interviews was so high that extra managers were drafted in from nearby 3sun House to make a team of eight interviewers to cut waiting times for the 150 walk-in appointments, the company said.
The oil and gas workers applied seeking a new start and training for new roles in a growing new industry with “longevity” amid a downturn in the oil and gas sector.
Interviewees’ ages ranged between 19 and 60 and included electricians and mechanical engineers, as well as qualified turbine engineers working for agencies who wanted to have a permanent job.
Lisa Lock, Head of HR for 3sun Group, said: “We will do this type of event again because our work is going to grow. It great to be able to give people a start in a new industry and meet so many people who want to work with us.”
New recruits will be given training at 3sun Academy.