Aker Solutions on UK hiring spree

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Aker Solutions says it aims to create 500 new jobs in the UK over the next year in Aberdeen and a new west London engineering office.

The majority of positions in Aberdeen are for the subsea technology business where 200 new posts will be created. A further 70 positions are being recruited to support work for maintaining and upgrading North Sea oil platforms in order to extend their field life.

Aker Solutions' well service business, which provides technologies and services aimed at increasing oil recovery from producing wells, requires a number of technical and ancillary personnel. As does the drilling technology business, which provides drilling systems and life-cycle services to support new generation drilling assets that are entering the UK North Sea.

In London, Aker Solutions in the next year aims to hire approximately 200 engineering personnel with a target of 500 by the end of 2015. Located in Chiswick Park, this global engineering hub will support field development projects for the North Sea and worldwide.

"Our company has had a historical presence in London, so this is a re-entry to an engineering market we know very well. So far we have received more than 2 000 job applications, which underlines that there is scope to grow this business rapidly," says Valborg Lundegaard, head of engineering in Aker Solutions.

Aker Solutions is one of Scotland's largest employers with a workforce of more than 2 500 people. In addition the company has smaller offices and facilities in Great Yarmouth, Maidenhead, Stockton-on-Tees, and Whitstable. The company employs 17,000 people plus 6,000 contract staff in 30 countries, and has annual revenues of approximately £3.9 billion ($6.5 billion).

For further information, contact: http://www.akersolutions.com/careers.

08/19/2011



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