On the 3rd of June 2015, BBL Manpower were lucky enough to be invited to take part in an industry exclusive football tournament organised by media provider, Offshore News at the magnificent AZ Alkmaar stadium.
At BBL we understand that investing in our workers and helping to develop their professional skills is pivotal to the future of our business. Retaining quality workers and developing skills is something we have always prided ourselves on, and is a strong case as to why our contractors and clients chose to work with us.
It is no mystery that social media and networking has become embedded in our culture and our daily lives, platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube, Instagram etc. have seen a surge in user activity in the last few years – But as the online buzz continues to expand far and wide we must begin to ask ourselves what are the implications of having a publically accessible online profile?
On the 27th, 28th February and 1st March, Allseas, introduced and welcomed employees, clients and suppliers to the official inauguration ceremony of the “Pioneering Spirit”. Directors John Mocock & John Hopwood were privileged enough to be invited to represent BBL Manpower on the 3rd day of the celebration, along with a number of Allseas key suppliers.
The VIP celebration welcomed over 1200 guests over the 3 days and was chaired by entrepreneur Edward Heerema, President of the Allseas Group.
At BBL Manpower, it is our duty to serve our clients the best and highest skilled candidates for their projects, that is a given. However it is also our duty to ensure the safety and protection of our candidates too, which is why we ensure that all of our workers are equipped with a VCA certificate before sending them off to any job.
BBL Manpower are constantly looking for new opportunities to improve our services and understand both our clients and candidates better. Which is why we invite you to read a brand new interview with one of our candidates, Mr. Arkadiusz who participates in regular rotations on offshore pipes.
In this candid interview, Mr. Arkadiusz tells us how obtain to the required certificates that allow you to work on offshore platforms and provides some invaluable tips on how to make the most out of your time offshore.
It will come as no mystery to any job hunter that writing the perfect CV takes a lot of time, perseverance, and of course, practice. After going through the process of applying for a position, the last thing you want is your CV sent to the bin for not being clear enough, or being riddled with grammatical errors. Here are a few tips from BBL Manpower to turn this painstaking task into one of exploration and creativity, and ultimately get your CV seen.
As we continue to progress forward into the age of social technology, it is becoming more and more obvious that the way we communicate and share information is continuously changing.
When we think about online communications and digital presence the words “social media” consistently spring to mind. Over the last two decades the rise of social media has been at the forefront of major developments in the world of digital media. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google +, Instagram & LinkedIn have attracted billions of active users across the globe and consequently changed the way we consume and convey information.
You will not need to go far to read about the doom and gloom surrounding the energy industry amidst plummeting oil prices. These radical changes have presented challenges in many areas across the industry, but one of the most prominent seems to be “manpower”.
After speaking with several companies we identified that a key challenge for oil & gas majors’ right down to small fabrication shops, was sourcing manpower at rates that reflect the sudden reduction in Oil prices. The plunge in oil prices have quite literally meant that labour rates have had to decrease from anything from 20-40%.