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Oil Professionals Rate Supermajors As Best

A study of oil and gas workforce perceptions since the start of the global downturn has revealed which operators and service companies are rated highest by oil and gas professionals – based on key issues including values, performance and pay rates. Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Halliburton make up the top five in the wide-ranging Ideal E ...

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Expats: What’s The Cost Of Learning A New Language?

If you’re thinking of moving abroad post-Brexit, a new tool helps you calculate exactly how long it will take to learn the local language, and how much it will cost. The thought of leaving the UK is certainly appealing to many – it has been widely reported that there have been record numbers of people applying for passports for countries such as Ireland and New Zealand. But if you’re not moving to ...

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Workers Heading For Brexit?

A new jobs infographic shows how European countries compare to one another, based on salary, average hours worked per week, and paid leave. The research, by credit comparison website TotallyMoney.com, is based on the top ten countries in Europe that Britons migrate to. Germany, the economic engine of Europe, ranks as the top country to work in. German workers may not boast the highest average sala ...

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USA Now More Oil Reserves Than Saudi Arabia

A new independent estimate of world oil reserves has been released by Rystad Energy, showing that the US now holds more recoverable oil reserves than both Saudi Arabia and Russia.   For the US, more than 50% of remaining oil reserves is unconventional shale oil. Texas alone holds more than 60 billion barrels of shale oil, according to this new data. The new reserves data also distinguishes be ...

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Brexit And Expat Pensions

An area of concern for British expats is how the UK’s decision to leave the EU will affect their pensions. How could Brexit affect your state pension? And what about registered pension schemes and qualifying overseas pension schemes (QROPS)? By Jason Porter As with issues like residency and healthcare, the rights you have now should remain in place until the UK is officially no longer an EU member ...

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Brexit And Visas: Impact On Expats

After new British Prime Minister Theresa May made her first trip across the continent, the immigration debate continued to broil. Former European partners want to take a hard line on membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), tying the UK back into the freedom of movement with no means to mitigate it. The new Cabinet must wrestle with the mandate of public opinion that demands a significant f ...

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Construction Engineers In Demand, But Where?

Recruitment company NES Global Talent assesses some of the key construction and infrastructure hot spots around the world, and looks at the skills that will be needed to meet demand. Australia Following the resources boom of the last ten years the Australian government is pumping revenue into the infrastructure market to stimulate the economy and promote jobs.  With the availability of low-interes ...

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Contractors: Beware New Managed Service Company Rules

Contractors in the UK, or using UK structures while abroad, should consider how they might be adversely affected by new laws on managed service company providers. The UK taxman previously found it extremely difficult to enforce the old IR35 rules on personal service companies being used by contractors, say experts at Capital Consulting. So MSC legislation came into force back in April 2007. Broadl ...

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Oil And Gas Workers Should Retrain?

A new online tool is designed to help skilled workers in the oil and gas sectors find job opportunities in the wider UK engineering sector, supported by the pipeline of large energy and infrastructure projects, according to the UK government. The existing Talent Retention Solution scheme, which is used by over 1,000 companies in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, will be supplemented by a ...

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What Recruiters Look For

While there is no sure-fire way to land the job of your dreams, there are steps you can take to ensure you stand out from the crowd and give yourself the best chance possible. ...

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