Oil & gas industry services firm Aker Solutions will create 1,300 new jobs at a London engineering hub by 2015.
The jobs will be based at its new office in Chiswick Park, West London, which opened last year. The news also comes three weeks after the announcement it would create 500 new jobs in the North-East of Scotland
, as reported by recruiter.co.uk
Up to 200 of the roles will be for customer representatives, with other roles including specialist engineers, project managers and administrative personnel.
Øyvind Eriksen, executive chairman at Aker Solutions, says: “Oil & gas engineers in London are typically experienced, highly competent and they have an international mindset.
“By combining our own experience with this expertise we can offer our customers engineering related to field architecture, products and technologies both in the North Sea and internationally.”
The firm employs 3,100 people across the UK, all but 400 of whom are currently based in Scotland. It employs 25,000 worldwide.
Prime Minister David Cameron says the announcement "is a vote of confidence in the skill, expertise and professionalism of our engineering sector”.
- The company will likely find it challenging to source the necessary engineering talent, in a skills-short market. For more see Sector Focus in the next edition of Recruiter, out next Friday, 15 June.