Candidate Screening

At Petroplan we conduct in-depth interviews with all shortlisted candidates, ideally in person but if this is not possible, we will always try to arrange it online. 

This face-to-face interaction is of high importance. We aim to understand our candidates to ensure a good "cultural" fit as, with recruitment being a crucial investment, this usually leads to high retention rates.

Qualifications / Certifications

Our specialist recruitment consultant teams are totally immersed in their particular disciplines. As a result, our recruitment services are underpinned by an exceptional level of technical knowledge and experience – and an inherent ability in our teams to very quickly pinpoint any anomalies on a candidate's CV that may be of concern to our clients.

Whilst we have formal screening procedures in place that allow us to perform high levels of due diligence in verifying the authenticity of candidate qualifications, accreditation and certificates – our recruitment specialist consultants are also trained to use their common sense and apply their industry knowledge. 

If it is not immediately apparent that a qualification is from a well-known and widely respected training provider, the recruitment specialist or a researcher the specialist consultant may do some further investigating by phone or via internet research – ultimately saving our clients time and money.


Reference checking is an essential element of Petroplan’s ISO-accredited Quality Business Management SystemStandards. Typically our recruitment specialist consultants s will collate the following documents:

  • References to cover the last three years of employment;
  • Contact details of referees who can provide references to cover the last three years of employment ;
  • Copy of photo page of passport.

Psychometric Assessment Tools

Petroplan can additionally, where required,  arrange psychometric and trade assessments for candidates testing, through an out-sourced provider. which can provide additional useful insights and essentially, a more robust and accurate talent acquisition process, both for the candidate and the client. If this is something that you would like to know more about, do please speak to one of our consultants.