Finding the right people and keeping hold of them are two crucial interwoven issues for any business – and are of particular relevance in today’s energy industry with its much-discussed skills shortage.
So, who are the right people for your organisation? Having had the privilege of helping more than 50 young people start their careers in electrical engineering, I firmly believe in the value of regularly bringing youngsters into the business, both as school leavers and university graduates.
The recruitment of these youngsters can be tackled in various ways, through building relationships with local academies, attending graduate recruitment fairs and via straightforward job advertisements. Semco Maritime also recruits new personnel via less obvious routes, such as those leaving the armed forces who are attracted to the opportunities we offer for re-skilling and further learning.
By Derek Cook, managing director, Semco Maritime Ltd