Norwegian independent Hydro (formerly Norsk Hydro), like
just about everyone else in the oil patch, is ‘looking for a considerable number
of trainees’ and is trying a novel way of getting the attention of potential
hires. Hydro has set up a blog on www.hydro.com,
to encourage a dialog between new hires and prospective newer recruits.
Hydro.com editor Sissel Rinde said, ‘The blog lets newly qualified students talk directly to Hydro’s trainees and ask them about their work and their onboarding.’ The blog follows Hydro’s recent press and internet jobseeker ads which has helped Hydro recruit nearly 700 new hires. Some 50 openings remain for trainees who are permanently appointed from day one.
Kirsten Margrethe Hovi, head of training added, ‘The blog is a natural medium for our target audience.’ The aggressive hiring program is in support of Hydro’s ambitious growth targets. Oil and gas production is forecast to grow significantly with 200,000 bopd from new fields by 2010, 25% from the Brazilian Peregrino field.
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