January 24 - Asco Freight Management has won the Project Forwarding Award at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards in London, UK. Allseas Global Logistics, Peters & May, and Premier Showfreight were runners-up.
Meanwhile, the company, one of the world's leading oil and gas logistics operators, has reported that it has received a record number of early applications for its 2012 UK graduate scheme; which doesn't close for applications until the end of February.
Asco says that the increased demand may be fuelled by a widely reported reduction in graduate recruitment across the UK in recent years and the subsequent increase in the number of graduates seeking employment. ASCO's UK graduate programme has also increased in popularity due to the unique experience it provides recruits, the company claims.
2011 Aberdeen University graduate, Louise Waddell, who studied Law and French Law, joined the ASCO graduate scheme last year. She said: "The ASCO graduate scheme is becoming more popular year-on-year and I can see why. It provides an amazing opportunity to work within a fast-growing international oil and gas company, obtain real business experience across a number of disciplines and work towards a recognised industry qualification. At the end of the 2 year programme you can then go into a more specialist role within the company with a great base knowledge of the whole business and the industry."
ASCO has been recruiting graduates on an annual basis for a number of years now. Its UK programme caters for graduates from a range of academic backgrounds, a rarity in the oil and gas industry where many graduate programmes are focused on technical/engineering qualifications.
2012 ASCO graduate recruits will join the company in Summer 2012 and will initially be based in one of the company's UK offices in locations which include Aberdeen, Peterhead and Great Yarmouth. Applications close on February 28, with more details to be found on the company's website.