All Careers Advice

  • A new door opens

    When Anna Patterson, 27, from Cummingston, in Moray, was made redundant from her job in oil and gas, she turned to the house building industry for a change of direction. Anna talks about her role as an assistant engineer with CALA North
  • Would you leave your well-paid job to follow your passion? Two former oil and gas workers, Gillian Craig and Graeme Masson, left their secure positions in the midst of the oil downturn to re-train in hypnotherapy – and neither would go back.
  • Young professionals from Aberdeen have the chance to learn from the best at this year’s Aberdeen Young Professionals ball, writes Natasha Mckim
  • A day in the life of John Cutt, who is a tender reviewer and customer service advisor, Proactis
  • American industrialist Henry Ford once said that ‘quality is doing it 
right when no one is looking’, writes Donald Macdonald, executive chairman of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
  • Nicky Etherson, commercial director of Bibby Offshore, chats about her role.
  • An Aberdeen firm’s celebrations to mark its 30th year in business have continued with a special prize-giving ceremony at a city centre primary school.
  • Hundreds of young people have taken part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week events.
  • Genoa Black, the strategic marketing company, has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of two senior staff members as it targets further growth.
  • Researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and a consortium of 12 other partners from across Europe have been awarded funding of £1.72million to take forward a project on green transport in rural areas.
  • It is becoming increasingly common for people to feel ‘maxed out’ in their job. They feel like they outgrow their role, that their employer cannot fulfil their desire to develop and so they leave to chase the next opportunity.
  • Prof Norman K McLennan is an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience in the energy, engineering and construction sectors both in the UK and internationally.
  • NAME: Sonya Angus AGE: 48 JOB: Owner COMPANY: Sonya Angus: Gifts, furniture and interiors.
  • Fostering good mental health at work has never been more important – yet many employers are still unclear about how they can best support workers.
  • Craig Innes and his wife Noru are finally realising their dream of starting their own craft distillery, creating gin next to their hotel near North Ballachulish.
  • A passion for photography has helped a skilled accountant to focus on the books at a north-east chartered accountancy firm.
  • Professor Elizabeth Gammie, head of Aberdeen Business School, discusses raising aspirations
  • NAME:Sarah Herd AGE: 26 JOB:Trainee Civil Engineer COMPANY: AWPR Construction Joint Venture (Morrison Construction)
  • Five top tips on getting a job in the hospitality sector
  • On the road with an Aberdeenshire bus driver