All Careers Advice

  • Wonderful life on the ocean waves
    It is said a Shetlander is a fisherman with a croft, an Orcadian a farmer with a boat. Well, my Orcadian family didn’t have a farm, so it is no wonder that I ended up on the sea. As a master with NorthLink Ferries I have the wonderful privilege of leading a fantastic team.
  • 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
  • Attracting people into the construction industry has not been without its challenges, particularly in the north-east where it competes with the perception of well-paid oil and gas jobs.
  • A passion for design 
inspired Rachael Walker to pursue a career as an architect and allowed her to fulfil her dream of running her own business.
  • Four members of the Clan Cancer Support team, who are all based in Aberdeen, reach milestones with the charity this year.
  • It isn’t often you find someone who has decided their career path from a young age.
  • Are you facing a big change in your working life?
  • 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
  • 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.