Demand from school leavers for careers in engineering has shot up, according to Aberdeen's two universities.
When Zofia Korczak moved to Aberdeen to study it was with fashion management in mind - it did not take her long to see the opportunities a very different career in the oil industry could offer.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the sale of Nigg to Global Energy Group yesterday and also announced nearly £2million of support towards refitting the yard.
BOSSES at Balmoral Group Holdings of Aberdeen are celebrating the firm's annual turnover topping £60million for the first time.
International oil and gas facilities service provider Petrofac announced yesterday a multimillion-pound North Sea deal.
Petrofac said yesterday it expected to deliver profits after tax in 2009 of at least £203million, up 25% on the previous year.
International oil and gas facility service provider Petrofac has announced a £100million contract win in the UK.
Petrofac said yesterday it was increasingly confident it would deliver earnings growth of at least 20% for the full year.
Petrofac, the international oil and gas facility service provider, said yesterday it had made a good start to 2009 and was confident the year would be another one of strong growth.