Moray’s military community is being targeted in a recruitment drive aimed at filling vacancies in the oil and gas industry.
Those in the Army and RAF who are either recently retired from the service or are on the verge of doing so have become prime targets for the offshore industry as they are seen as the ‘ideal candidates’ with skills required in engineering and technical trades.
Recruiters rolled up at Kinloss Barracks on Tuesday to offer advice on making the transition back into civilian life, with David Duffy, head of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), saying: “The armed forces equips its employees with a high degree of professionalism and a wide range of skills.
”These include technical expertise, vocational qualifications, health and safety, leadership and management and team working.”
While the bulk of available opportunities are offshore there are shore jobs available in logistical and project management roles. Those attending at Kinloss were told of the type of jobs available for what a Kinloss Barracks spokesman called “highly trained and motivated” ex-servicemen and women.
He added: “They possess skills that are easily transferred to the civilian environment, including ‘soft skills’ such as man management and the ability to work as part of a team.”
Currently around 15,000 personnel are leaving the armed forces each year.