Situated on the north-east coast of Scotland, between the Don and Dee rivers, the city of Aberdeen (population circa 220,000) is a notable port, and an important centre for the North Sea Oil and Gas industries. Because of the focus on fossil fuels and Engineering in the area, recruitment agencies often specialise in these industries, and find suitable jobs and candidates for clients right across the sector. Recruiting in Aberdeen is by no means limited to Engineering, however, and employers and staff alike are well-served by the mixture of professional agencies on offer.
Aberdeen's recruitment industry
Recruitment agencies in Aberdeen are largely congregated around the Union Street area - although many of the city's more specialised services have less of a high street approach, and choose to locate closer to centres of their industry of choice. No matter what you are looking for, however, this page will allow you to quickly and easily find an agency which suits your needs - whether you need permanent, temporary, interim or contract workers or work in any industry.
Types of employment in granite city?
Aberdeen is known as such, due to the prevalence of this hardiest of rocks in the construction of many of the buildings in its locality. This itself tells a tale of industry in the area - where quarries such as Rubislaw (now a 142m-deep lake) supplied much of the UK with granite. Engineering and Heavy Industry have always been strong here, but when companies such as Conoco began drilling for North Sea fossil fuels in earnest during the 1960s, this sector took off at a meteoric rate - and it employs much of the local population to this day.
Nowadays, companies such as BP, Nexen, Transocean and Apache North Sea are some of the largest employers in the area - although more than 900 firms involved in the Energy business are based in and around Aberdeen. Overall, more than 40,000 people are employed in the oil and gas industry locally, with new hires made periodically. Perhaps consequently, Aberdeen has the highest per-capita concentration of millionaires in the UK.
Aberdeen's wealth has had a knock-on effect into other industries - and sectors such as Retail, as well as the Food and Hospitality industries are extremely strong in the area. The Union Square shopping centre located close to the city's harbour is home to major brands and restaurants including Apple, House of Fraser, Yo! Sushi, and Wagamama.