Leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company, Tullow Ghana Limited has engaged professionals in the Ghanaian oil and gas sector at a career fair in Houston Texas as part of its recruitment drive and strategy.
The second career fair follows the just-ended May 2019 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston Texas, and is organized by Tullow Ghana to attract Ghanaians in the diaspora who have the required oil and gas skills set to work for Tullow. This also is to assist the company meet its localization obligations.
In attendance were fourteen Ghanaian Oil and Gas professionals with technical skills in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering and Geology joined the session.
The career fair was led by the Tullow Ghana HR Team had in attendance Kweku Awotwi, Executive Vice President Tullow Ghana; Irene Asare, Director Business Services; Cynthia Lumor, Director External Affairs, Sustainability and Local Content and Nixon Amoah-Awuah HR Manager.
Executive Vice President Kweku Awotwi, highlighted the importance of the skill and knowledge acquired by Ghanaian oil and gas professionals in the diaspora and how it can build what is still a growing oil and gas industry in Ghana.
He said that Tullow Ghana is willing to engage to bridge the gap once they wish to work in Ghana.
Some of the participants at the Tullow Career fair wanted to know more about the opportunities for employment and the benefits that await them should they choose to relocate and work in Ghana.
Since the first career fair, two Ghanaian candidates have been recruited from the diaspora (Supply Chain Manager and a Subsea Engineer) and a few more are at various stages of discussions.
The maiden edition of the Tullow Ghana Career Fair was held in May 2018, also on the sidelines of last year’s Offshore Technology Conference.