Candidate Information Hub

Welcome to the Candidate Information Hub.

This section is intended to help our registered candidates gain general careers information, tips and guidance, as well as topical articles on the sectors that we work within. We also offer guidance on getting your next role through CV and interview tips.

If there is a subject we haven’t covered or a question you need answering please email or call us on +44 (0)1925 907000.

See the best performing companies in our highlights of the Top 25 EPC Contractors 2022 shortlist of the oil and gas industry's leading EPC companies in the Middle East.
Ever wondered what offshore working life is like? Hearing the constant sound of the ocean day and night? Enjoying views like no other whilst you work? In today’s blog, we’ll go through what jobs are available, whilst running through the different options on how to begin your career offshore.
With competition for jobs currently at its peak, it’s time to start thinking about how you can stand out from other applicants; especially with many people deciding to branch out into different industries. We’re in a time where we need to take a step back and evaluate what skills we have to offer and how we can adapt to suit a wider range of businesses’ needs.
Read how interview processes are changing during the spread of Coronavirus, and how to adapt by using video interviews, Skype and video conferencing.
About to embark on a new journey in the Oil & Gas industry? Check out our tips for succeeding when starting a new Oil & Gas job.
Finding an entry level job that pays well but requires little to no experience is difficult. Here's the results from Glassdoor's annual report on the highest paying entry level jobs in the UK in 2019.
We met four inspiring women in engineering working across Nuclear, Electrical and Renewable Energy at this month’s WISE Knowledge Sharing event. Read more.
The competition can be fierce when job hunting, which is why it’s so important to find ways to stand out amongst a sea of qualified job applicants. We asked a selection of our experienced recruiters what a great candidate looks like, with some interesting results.
Our LinkedIn profile tips below to help put you ahead of the competition and land that dream role.
The IT industry has boomed over the past 10 years. Read out top 5 tips to help you progress your career in IT
Our guide to self-development in 2019 will help you prepare for change in the new year by pushing yourself to be the best that you can be.
A new year is upon is, full of new opportunity. For some of us, this could mean a change of workplace, career or industry. Take a look at our tips to help you find a new job this year.
Based on a survey of 2000 employers, take a look at our guide to common nonverbal interview mistakes.
Read our 5 tips to stand out from the pack in an Oil & Gas job interview
Read our top 5 interview tips for IT candidates to help you navigate the job interview process and find the best suited employer for you.
Last weekend saw the world celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2018. To mark this, we’ve put together some statistics on females within the industry.
Time is precious, and with a limited amount of hours in the day it’s important to use it effectively. Take a look at our guide for tips on how to be more productive at work.
Congratulations! You’ve landed yourself a new job, taking an exciting next step in your career. It’s now time to start considering how to make a great first impression. Here are our best tips and advice.
You may only need to update your CV once in a blue moon when you are looking for your next career move, but here are 3 reasons why it is a great idea to keep your CV fresh and up to date.
Did you know 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year in the UK? To help you control and manage this stress at work, and to show our support for Mental Health Awareness 2018, we have put together some pointers.
Great communication is vital in helping you to develop and grow your career, so we’ve put together a few pointers to help you communicate more effectively.
We’d all agree that when we hear the names Adidas and Nike, 3 words come to mind. Sporty, current and up-beat. Simply put, that is branding, and it works just the same for an individual. That's why we’ve collated a list of pointers and advice on how to create and grow your personal brand to improve your employability, particularly online.
Phone interviews are fast becoming the norm so we asked our experienced recruiters for their advice on making a lasting first impression to help get you through to the next stage of the application process.
In their latest report, job review giant, Glassdoor have revealed what thebest jobs to have in the UK are including Finance Manager, Hr Manager and Data Scientist. Read more...
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A face to face interview can feel a daunting task. Read our interview tips to help you get the best from your interview.
If you’ve searched online for CV writing tips, you may have been overwhelmed by the choice. What is a good CV? And what isn’t? Read our article for tips on CV writing.
Read our advice to help you prepare some of your answers for your job interview in advance to make the best impression and to maximise your chances of success. Click here to read more.
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You’ve successfully graduated from University after years of hard work and determination, only to hit a brick wall. What to do next? Where do I start to find a job? We've put together some top tips to help you with your search for success.
We’ve collated a selection of dos and don’ts when it comes to interviewing so that you’re fully prepared.
We all know how daunting interviews can be, we’ve all been there. Sometimes when there isn’t much time to prepare we often find ourselves focusing on the things that may or may not come up and forget about the simplest of interview practices. So we’ve collated a selection of the dos and don’ts when it comes to an interview so that you’re fully prepared.
Looking for a new job can be a daunting task. You may have to be patient and wait a bit longer than you originally wanted to in order to get your dream role, but a little patience can make it all worthwhile. That’s why we’ve put together some top tips to help you stay calm and focused as you battle the jobs market.
Have you ever found yourself staring blankly at your computer screen feeling like you’re living the same old day every day? Sometimes it’s only human to feel like this, so we have produced 8 top tips to help boost your motivation levels.
Are you a go-getter, a do-er? Do you look at the big picture and feel determined to reach your goals? If so, then we want to boost your journey to success, helping with some simple tips to get ahead at work.
Engineering is most probably the most broad career choice out there. What exactly is it and why is it a good career path to take?
Hello Wednesday! Hump day is doing the rounds once again so we thought that some midweek motivation was called for, to help get us all back on track. Check out our ideas...
UK jobs board giant, CV Library, have released their quarterly report on the UK jobs market and it definitely sets a positive outlook for the rest of the year with applications, vacancies and salaries all climbing.
In light of Learning at Work Week 2018, we interviewed our Training Programme Manager, Sharon Kenyon, to discuss the First Recruitment Group training programme and the opportunities it brings.
Read our latest blog to take your job search to the next level, using an efficient and productive approach to not only finding yourself your next opportunity, but increasing your employability in the process.
With the UK, and other parts of the world planning to get back to some form of normality, many businesses are still looking to take extra precautions when it comes to face-to-face contact. One of the safety measures in place are video interviews, and we’ve got some useful tips to help you smash it out of the park when it comes to your next job opportunity.


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