The benefits of working in the oil & gas industry

Allen Taylor our consultant managing the role
Posting date: 27 January 2022

Prosperity, adventure, expertise—these are just a few of the profound, exciting benefits you might find yourself exposed to if you work in oil and gas.


While the need to reduce emissions has catapulted renewables onto many countries’ priority lists, the oil and gas industry continues to dominate the energy market and global economy. It remains the world's primary fuel source and firms are constantly looking for skilled workers to keep up with the pressing demands from consumers.


The oil and gas sector is a massive contributor to world GDP and remains resilient in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. The industry is expected to grow over the coming years, and the outlook for oil and gas for 2024 suggests the sector is strongly positioned for a future that could pave the way for more oil and gas roles.


If you are planning to embark on a career in the oil and gas industry, it offers several enticing incentives. At TRS Staffing, we are experts in energy and here, we discuss the biggest benefits of working in the oil and gas industry.

4 big benefits of working in oil and gas


Increasing your skill set

As the oil & gas sector is continuously evolving, advancements in technology and practices are constant. In such a fast-paced environment, workers can keep up with trends by evolving their skill sets and learning a new range of techniques to propel their careers forward.


Skills that are developed in this industry are often very niche, such as petroleum economics, oil and gas exploration management and refinery management. Niche skills, because they’re uncommon in the general population, can often translate into lucrative professional roles—more on that in the next section.


Are you a problem solver? Do you thrive in a social setting? While working in oil & gas, you will also evolve your analytical, interpersonal, and management skills thanks to the dynamic nature of the job.


Regardless of the field that you choose within the sector, the oil & gas industry offers a range of training and development opportunities. Due to the ever-present need to retain the best talent, most employers provide detailed training plans for their workers as part of their role.

Enjoy financial prosperity

Although finances aren’t the focal point for everyone, salaries for the oil & gas sector are typically higher than average. This results from a range of factors, like the high level of education required, skill shortages, and technical difficulty of roles.


Not only are these professions among the highest starting salaries of any sector, but they also become much more lucrative as you progress your career. Technical positions in high demand include:


This demand drastically increases the starting salary for these roles.

In addition, the majority of oil and gas firms offer substantial bonus schemes, and a host of other financial incentives to ensure that they retain the top talent.


Geographic flexibility

Looking beyond the financial benefits that oil and gas roles provide, working in this industry offers the opportunity to travel to a range of locations all over the globe. Whether you’re interested in travelling around your state, country, continent or further afield again, the oil and gas industry has a role for you.


While the growing interest in sustainability is of vital importance, there is still a substantial demand for supplies of oil and gas throughout the world. Global firms remain on the search for skilled oil and gas workers, therefore if you have the qualifications, your skills will be welcomed in a host of countries.


In fact, the demand for oil engineers and technicians is continuing to grow, with nations such as South Africa making significant steps forward in the energy industry and needing skilled professionals to see the changes through.


The industry’s geographic versatility is set to expand in the coming years and the options to travel will only increase over time.


Variety of professional opportunities

The oil and gas sector is highly diverse and there is a multitude of careers available, each offering a unique challenge.


From upstream to downstream, the industry offers an expansive range of opportunities. The industry’s vast variety of roles allows you to choose your career path based on your current skills and workplace preferences.


For example, offshore oil rig roles require workers to be outside for the majority of the time; however, there is also a range of jobs that are based in laboratories and offices that are crucial to the progression of the industry.


Find your next oil & gas job with TRS Staffing

TRS Staffing is a leading recruiter that specialises in hiring the best professionals for roles within the oil and gas sector. We have years of experience in connecting businesses with the best talent all over the globe.


We’re able to recruit candidates at all levels of seniority and we have an expert understanding of the market. Our specialist recruiters have built great relationships with clients and candidates, and we’ve provided a quality service ever since we first established it in 1984.


Take a look at our oil and gas jobs today or send your CV to be the first to hear about our latest vacancies.

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