Recruitment activity was high in 2018, led by the continuing development of the LNG market and reorganisation in the gas and power space
Metals and minerals trading started to show promise in 2018 after years of subdued activity and despite the decline in the EMEA coal sector. Mining is showing signs of returning to a growth cycle after almost a decade of stagnation and underinvestment, indicating a coming war for operational and project leadership talent.
Activity was characterised by market change in 2018, with the increasing spread of digitalisation and shifts in consumer focus driving demand for talent with technical and commercial backgrounds.
Increased competition for antibiotics-replacement technology has led to far higher demand for candidates with expertise in the field, and we expect this trend to continue in 2019
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