Be the best you can be

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Building careers in energy is what we do

Petroplan recruits professionals for the international oil, gas and energy sector. We also organise getting our candidates to their place of work and ensure they are paid correctly and on-time. To deliver this service to our clients and to the candidates who rely on us to find them great careers, we consist of many professionals who play to position. Recruiters, mobilisation consultants, payrolling and accounts professionals, marketers, technologists and business support personnel. We all count.

“Our aim is to be the most respected specialist, international energy recruitment business. Valued by our clients, candidates and contractors, we put our people at the centre of our business. We encourage everyone to play to position with a shared purpose of being the best we can be at Petroplan.”

Working at Petroplan

At Petroplan our teams have the option to flex their hours in order to end their week on a Friday lunchtime. We encourage our teams, especially those within a recruitment environment, to recharge and take time to relax. Our offices are situated across the globe in great locations so whether it’s seeing the sights of the UK capital, being on the slopes within 90 minutes of leaving Calgary or socialising in Houston, the boring 9 to 5 is not an option.

At Petroplan, we live up to our ‘Energy Talent Explorer’ strapline. Moving talent is in our DNA. We encourage our teams to think global when it comes to their careers with us.  We have offices in energy hubs across Europe, North America, Canada, Africa and the Middle East. Talented recruiters are in particular demand in our office locations as the experience of working across cultures allows for better understanding of the challenges faced by our candidates and employers.

We run a number of different Employee award schemes on a monthly, half yearly and annual basis with rewards ranging from a contribution to a prize of your choice to a company paid holiday. We have different categories for awards ranging from Most Valuable Player of the Month to Employee of the Year so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get recognised.

Highly competitive basic salaries, a lucrative commission structure, outstanding pension schemes and performance and profit related bonuses – there’s something for everyone. Solid IT infrastructure and support mechanisms ensure you have the tools for success at your fingertips.

A comprehensive benefits package including contributory pension, life insurance and a generous holiday allowance. Private health cover with a respected provider and additional benefits which may include money off gym memberships, access to prize draws and discounted holidays, plus further discounts at a range of high street stores and online retailers.

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Recruitment Careers

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Immerse yourself in the industry and develop your expertise.

In order to be the best we can be on behalf of employers and candidates we train our recruitment teams so they can develop industry discipline expertise. Some of our key markets include Engineering, HSEQ, Supply Chain and Project Services and the niche areas of Subsea and Drilling.

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Benefit from immediate access to a premium, prequalified talent pool.

Through an established active candidate base and our carefully cultivated passive professional network we are connected with  highly skilled individuals. This resource is constantly expanding and evolving as we reach more than 10 million people online. Our social advertising and database technology ensures we can track and connect with the very best talent the industry has to offer.

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Recruitment technology tools at your fingertips.

There is dedicated in-house IT support for the market-leading recruitment database and reporting; plus our recruiters are trained in the use of key applications like LinkedIn Recruiter, industry job boards and social media.

Business Careers

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We want you to succeed

There are no airs and graces at Petroplan; we operate within a relatively flat structure where everyone’s opinion matters. We are only successful if we play to position so continual professional development is encouraged no matter what your business discipline.


The Petroplan culture

We want you to love coming to work, so we work hard to create a positive working environment. Our energetic and friendly team regularly spend time together outside of work hours, developing trusted bonds that in turn promote collaborative and effective team work.

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Win recognition and awards

In many recruitment agencies the sole focus of the business is often recruitment activity; at Petroplan we know value is created throughout the whole business. We run monthly, half yearly and annual awards to acknowledge this, such as Most Valuable Player or Employee of the Year and encourage our teams to enter industry recognised events. This year our marketing team won the Onrec award for the most innovative use of social media in recruitment.

Our Career Paths

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Each of our recruiters are supported by formal sales/ recruitment programmes as well as having one to one support from their manager and the business; they are also supported by a team of resourcers who work to build and maintain our customer connections and ensure our database is kept clean and up to date.

Our experienced account managers nurture and strengthen our relationships which include some of the world’s leading organisations, ranging from consultancies to independents and major operators, assisting them in obtaining more value.

Our marketing team produce award-winning strategic advertising campaigns that achieve measurable results and help our recruiters and business development teams engage better.

Our finance and accounting teams work towards the common goal of providing the best client service in particular relating to invoicing and payments, while making sure our contractors are paid in a timely manner.

Our contractor mobilisation consultants (CMCs) are a specialist dedicated department dealing with contractor onboarding and mobilisation to ensure that our world-wide spread of contractors are safe and happy.

The Governance, Legal, HSEQ , Bid team, IT and HR teams make sure that our staff are protected from a legislative and technological point of view while providing much needed support in work, life and culture to our global offices.


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Petroplan Internal Jobs

Senior/Principal Recruitment Consultant - Finance & Trading
16 January 2018

Senior / Principal Recruiter - Finance & Trading - Energy Sector - Warm Desk - London
Location: Waterloo, London, UK

Petroplan is an International Specialist Energy Recruitment business, we are looking to hire a Recruiter who will have a focus on Finance & Trading into the Energy sector.

Why become an employee at Petroplan?

This is a warm desk with a wealth of clients and candidates to contact and build relationships with. There will be opportunities for you to place candidates and work with clients across the whole of the EMEA region.

If you are looking for autonomy, together with the support and freedom to build your own desk then this is the role for you. Petroplan is an entrepreneurial company which encourages its people to become a specialist in their individual markets.

What makes Petroplan different?

Petroplan also offer a number of perks that are a little different to the norm! These include: a 12 noon finish every Friday, an extremely competitive commission scheme together with dress down on Mondays & Fridays.

About you:

You will have 1-3 years recruitment experience preferably within Finance or Trading.

If you are interested in this role, we would love to speak to you. Please email Claire Salter on [email protected]

Petroplan Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Recruiter / Senior Recruiter - Oil & Gas - Warm desk - London
04 December 2017

Recruiter / Senior Recruiter - Oil & Gas - Warm desk - London

Location: Waterloo, London, UK

Petroplan has a great opportunity for a Recruiter with "360 recruitment" experience. Preference for Oil & Gas, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Engineering, Electrical, Subsea, Construction, Drilling, Marine, Project Services or related industries

You will have:

  • Proven track record in billing and business development
  • Be able to demonstrate good experience in developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships
  • At least 1 year recruitment experience

Petroplan offers a few perks that are a little different to the norm!

  • International opportunities
  • Investment in you and your career
  • 12 noon finish every Friday
  • Regular dress down days
  • Extremely competitive commission scheme

Please contact Claire Salter at [email protected] if you are interested in the role.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Petroplan Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Recruitment Consultant - Calgary - Oil & Gas
09 November 2017

Petroplan has a great reputation as a global specialist recruiter in the oil, gas and energy industry. We haven't diluted our offering over the last 40 years and are renowned in the industry. We also like to have a life and enjoy flexible working hours!

Why become an employee at Petroplan Canada?

Our successful established team are close to our key clients who are also situated in Alberta, and have built up a solid candidate network of oil and gas professionals. Our relationships with both make finding and placing great people into sustainable careers a natural consequence of Petroplan's respected reputation.

Petroplan also offer a number of perks that are a little different to the norm! These include: a 1pm finish every Friday and an extremely competitive commission scheme.

Is this role for you?

  • You have 1-3 years recruitment experience within external recruitment (agency)
  • OR you have some sales experience and are looking to begin a career in recruitment.
  • You enjoy working in a 360-recruitment role

You're good at:

  • Creating a profit from recruitment
  • Networking with hiring managers and senior people at employers
  • Building strong candidate relationships based on trust and understanding of their career goals
  • Keeping on top of monthly activity measurement objectives
  • Negotiating fees that are fair but profitable
  • Managing your own brand

If this sounds of interest to you, we would love to hear from you! Please send your resume to Claire Salter at [email protected]

Please note you must be fully eligible to live and work in Canada to be considered for the role above

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Petroplan Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Contact Petroplan

Recruitment built just for you

We are not an ordinary recruitment business. We are a people business.

Your well being is central to our ethos.

Visit our Contact page to find your local Petroplan office.