“College graduates are a hot commodity in the oil and gas industry. As demand for oil and gas continues to rise, the industry looks to the next generation of geoscientists and engineers to solve the energy issues of tomorrow. Through advanced internship programs, concentrated college recruitment campaigns, extensive training curricula and open-communication mentoring, oil and gas companies are ensuring the future of the industry.
There are a number of reasons why the need is so great for new talent in the oil and gas industry.”
. As mentioned in the article (http://www.oilgrads.com/artRecruitNextGen.asp) Majority of all the baby boomers are occupying all the top job spots in this industry and while they are getting older and ready to retire, the young generation needs to be getting trained to fill their position once they are gone.
Many companies will recruit students by giving them an internship as well as educating them about the company. In this article they discuss how companies will participate in School College Fairs, where it is easier for the students to come and find out more information about the company. Companies also offer volunteer work, where one may do physical work such as drilling or general office admin. Both ways are great learning opportunities for the students.
“Many companies have developed intricate internship programs, hiring directly out of these pools of students after they graduate”