Contract Recruitment in Oil and Gas

Contract Recruitment

We use our 40+ years’ contract recruitment experience in the oil, gas and energy industry to select only the best of the best candidates to pass on to our clients. We do this through a highly effective process called “Talent Pipelining”. This activity is primarily relationship-focused, based on Petroplan’s strong history of nominations and longevity of service to the market. Petroplan’s role includes managing candidate expectations and helping employers to build offers that talk to the candidate’s individual motivations.

Exceptional Candidate Connections

For urgent contract recruitment needs, Petroplan has an extensive database of experienced oil and gas contractors ready for fast mobilisation. Our reputation gives us access to candidates outside of mainstream channels, so many of our talent pools are exclusive to us. Our wide office network allows us to meet local and expat contract recruitment needs in a range of global locations. And we actively engage with new candidate communities – especially through our innovative use of social media in recruitment, as recognised in the 2017 Onrec Awards.

Our recruitment specialists work in Specialist Discipline Teams focused on key industry sectors, such as Wells & Drilling and Operations & Maintenance. Our teams all focus entirely on their specialist area – so we can qualify candidates to a very high technical level. We speak the language of the industry and genuinely understand the needs of our clients; allowing us to reduce time to hire cycles by very quickly evaluating a candidate’s suitability.

We take into account not only a candidate’s technical skills but also their cultural fit with the client’s organisation; based on conventional wisdom that many recruitment failures are due to poor organisational fit. Petroplan also represents the client’s brand positively in all our discussions with candidates. A one-to-one conversation with an experienced recruiter is often much more effective than a job advert, particularly in targeting passive candidates.

Contractor Support

Compliant contract recruitment doesn’t happen by chance. Petroplan’s regional teams have the knowledge and experience to ensure full contractor compliance in every area where we operate. This ensures no costly project delays through unforeseen complications such as visa problems or incorrect paperwork. Petroplan is also well-known for our fast and accurate payrolling in a wide range of locations around the world with complex legislative requirements. This has resulted in many contractors staying loyal to Petroplan over the years – with our clients  benefiting from this trusted pool of pre-qualified industry talent.

We allow contractors to focus on their work and deliver value to our client from day one. We take on the contractor’s administrative burden, with our service including visa and work permit assistance, arranging medicals, travel, transport and accommodation.

Petroplan’s highly personalised service means that contractors do not feel isolated; with offices in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres there is always someone available to help. Furthermore, Petroplan’s CSR platform is based on raising awareness around mental health in the oil and gas contractor community.

Contractor Safety

Petroplan’s HSEQ Manager is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer who has worked in a range of challenging locations, including Algeria. As such, our HSE processes and procedures go beyond the standard safety requirements for oil and gas recruitment companies.

Petroplan provides contractors with Pre Assignment Guidelines that reflect the specific onsite requirements of the client and the local HSE authority. The guidelines also contain contact details for our insurance providers, Medivac and Petroplan’s 24-hour emergency contact network. We assign a Petroplan Director to every rotation of our in-house ER Response Team. Contractor passport numbers are on hand so that we may support our clients in an emergency or evacuation situation.

Contractor personnel working within a client organisation on Medium- and/or High-risk contracts are also subject to Petroplan’s Training & Skills Verification Procedure.

Why Petroplan

Petroplan has provided contract recruitment services to oil and gas clients for more than 40 years; therefore we understand project requirements and challenges. Our clients trust us to keep their contractors happy, safe and compliant so their projects run smoothly and without interruption. We use key account management to ensure we work in accordance with client preferences and expectations. Our processes are ISO and OHSAS accredited and our APSCo membership commits us to a global code of good practice. We regularly produce thought leadership pieces, such as our Talent Insight Index Report and Energy Talent Explorers Review.

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Your well being is central to our ethos.

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