Tradespeople are the happiest workersOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Plumbers, hairdressers and care assistants are among the happiest workers inthe UK a new index of workplace happiness has revealed. By contrast, some of the more traditionally desirable jobs, such as those inthe media or accountancy, make people miserable. A study by qualifications body City and Guilds found tradespeople were twiceas likely to be ‘extremely happy’ in their jobs compared with white-collarstaff. Undertaking meaningful practical work seems to provide more careersatisfaction. Three-quarters of trade professionals said their job isrewarding, compared with 68 per cent of white-collar workers. Chris Humphries, director general of City and Guilds, said people wereincreasingly deciding to swap the office for a trade, with many looking forbetter career satisfaction. “It’s a misconception that white-collar professionals have the bestjobs and are therefore the happiest,” he said. “As our research proves, it’s often people in vocational careers thatare the most content and fulfilled. “There is an increasing trend for individuals to swap their careers todo something more hands-on. “A lot of employees are starting to realise that job satisfaction ismore important than any other consideration – including money,” he added. The most popular benefits of being employed in a trade that were cited byrespondents include feeling valued (65 per cent), learning new things (62 percent) not being chained to a desk (59 per cent) and camaraderie (51 per cent). www.city-and-guilds.co.uk The ‘happy’ indexUK’s happiest staffCare assistants 40%Hairdressers 32%Plumbers 32%Chefs 30%Florists 20%UK’s least happy staffArchitects 8%Electricians 6%Accountants 4%Pharmacists 4%Media 4%Estate agents 4%Source: City and Guilds
PGNiG Supply & Trading (PST), a member of the Polish Oil and Gas Company Group (PGNiG), has become the exclusive recipient of natural gas produced in Norway by LOTOS Norge, a LOTOS Group company.LOTOS has interest in the Heimdal gas field off Norway; Image by Øyvind Hagen/EquinorLOTOS Norge is engaged in exploration and production activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Under contracts signed by the two companies, gas purchases will be carried out from October 1, 2019, to October 1, 2021, with an option to extend the contract term until October 1, 2025. The supply volumes will depend on LOTOS Norge’s output, PGNiG said on Wednesday.“With its immense gas and oil production potential, Norway is one of the key directions of expansion for PGNiG,” said Maciej Woźniak, Vice President for Trade at PGNiG.“The LOTOS Group is our strategic customer for gas in Poland. We are glad that we have been able to extend our cooperation to the Norwegian market. As PGNiG, we implement a strategy of diversifying natural gas supplies and we are getting ready to start importing Norwegian gas to Poland. In 2022, after the launch of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, we will start direct and uninterrupted gas supplies from Norway to Poland on competitive terms. The implementation of this project will also open the possibility of deepening cooperation between LOTOS and PGNiG,” added Woźniak.Tomasz Maj, President of the Management Board at LOTOS Upstream, entity responsible for the implementation of the LOTOS E&P segment’s strategy, said: “The production segment is crucial for LOTOS not only for economic reasons, but also because it ensures uninterrupted feedstock supplies from the company’s own fields. The agreement reached with PGNiG is attractive business-wise, all the more so because natural gas accounts for approximately three quarters of our output in Norway. The contract we have signed proves that Polish companies are able to build a strong position on the international commodity markets through synergies,’” said“The current 2P hydrocarbon reserves in Norway amount to 35 mboe, of which as much as 40% is natural gas,” stressed Maj.At the end of 2017, LOTOS held interests in 26 licenses for exploration, appraisal and production of hydrocarbon reserves in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Since 2010, PGNiG has been a strategic supplier of natural gas to the LOTOS Group, and since 2015 it has also supplied crude oil for processing at the Gdańsk refinery. In 2019, the two companies have worked together to develop the LNG market on the Baltic Sea, offering commercial bunkering of LNG sourced from the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.Meanwhile, PGNiG has been granted a license to drill an appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea. The drilling will begin following the completion of the Shrek exploration well in the same license, which PGNiG spudded in August.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.