Aker Energy, a Norwegian oil firm which is operating in the West African nation, Ghana, held a Career Fair on the sidelines of the just ended Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, USA.
The Fair was attended by Ghanaian students in Houston, who are pursuing engineering courses as well as some members of the Ghanaian Delegation to the OTC.
The objective of the Career Fair was for Aker Energy to walk the participants through what Aker Energy has been doing and the opportunities available for indigenous Ghanaians.
In a welcome address, Mrs Bernice Sam, who is the External Affairs Manager at Aker Energy, said the company is committed to building expertise and competencies in Ghana by doing several things.
She highlighted some of the initiatives Aker Energy had undertaken since it started operations in February 2018.
“First, we are integrating the ideals of the local content laws in our operations through initiating measures that widen the pool of suppliers to include indigenous companies.
“Second, we have a partnership with the Ghana National Petroleum Commission to engage ‘Secondees’ in our offices in Ghana and Norway as part of the exchange of knowledge and technology. Third, we have national service personnel who support the different units in the Ghana office.
Lastly, we have recently initiated an internship programme for graduates of universities in Ghana.”
According to her, Aker Energy believes in expanding its human resource to attract the best in the industry.
“It is, therefore, appropriate that we share our vision with a larger audience such as represented here this evening, with the expectation that experts in the diaspora and Ghanaians at this fair will find Aker Energy attractive to want to join our team,” she said.
The Finance Manager, Emmanuel Armah, and and Mrs Efua Nkrukah, the Human Resource and Administrative Manager at Aker Energy, also took their turn to address the participants and answered questions from them.