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Oil Brokerage Ltd

Specialist brokers in the oil and gas sectors, Oil Brokerage Ltd is a valued partner of Switch the Play, working alongside the organisation on a first-class programme to train and up-skill elite athletes.

Established in 1989, Oil Brokerage’s fast-paced, energetic and competitive environment is an attractive workplace for individuals who enjoy the camaraderie of working as part of a competitive team which places an importance on friendship and hard work. For this reason, the company recognises the benefits of hiring former sports professionals. The focus of their programme with Switch the Play is on preparing athletes for life outside of sport and increasing their awareness of potential career opportunities, including with Oil Brokerage itself.

Record of Recruiting Athletes

Oil Brokerage has a strong track-record in recruiting talent from the world of professional sport. Former Harlequins player turned oil broker Ryan O’Neil is the driving force behind the partnership with Switch the Player, while JP O’Reilly, Oil Brokerage’s Performance Director, is a former professional rugby player for Leicester and Sale and until 2018 the manager of Saracens. In the latter role, JP invested a huge effort into developing his players away from the pitch, recognising the performance benefits to the players.

Transferable Skills

Through the partnership, Oil Brokerage generously subsidises places on Switch the Play masterclasses and speak to athletes about transferrable skills. In these sessions, Oil Brokerage highlight the many employable traits athletes already have but that perhaps they haven’t yet recognised as being transferable to a career in business. Elite athletes have a particular skill set that appeals to the corporate world – competitive, ability to work in a team, dedicated – and the Oil Brokerage team showcase how these attributes can lead to a successful second career once the sporting one comes to an end.

Job Opportunities

Oil Brokerage are keen to employ former professional athletes and through the partnership will be running recruitment drives. JP said: “Working with Switch the Play we hope to increase the awareness of Oil Brokerage as a potential post-athletic career employment route with the aim of selectively recruiting former athletes who have undergone Switch the Play education or mentoring.”

If you’re interested in career opportunities at Oil Brokerage or finding out about any of our masterclasses please email Switch the Play.