Asia Pacific Recruitment Agency
International recruitment agency, First Recruitment Group, has seen phenomenal growth within the Oil & Gas sector over the past 20 years, expanding across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
We provide each of our Oil & Gas clients with quality tailored service, working in collaboration to reach shared goals.
Our international clients receive the following services as standard:
- A dedicated, experience Account Manager, who listens, understand and communicates effectively.
- An extensive talent pool, reaching thousands of candidates across Asia Pacific and beyond.
- A flexible recruitment team that can be scaled up or down depending on your project needs.
- Payroll and tax administration services in-country.
- Targeted talent attraction strategies, tailored to the client requirements.
- A compliant pre-screening process, ensuring insurance, qualifications, references and clearances are all checked, validated and recorded.
- On-boarding and mobilisation including visas, work permits, finding accommodation, medical arrangements, substance testing, inoculations, medical insurances etc.
- Support with workforce nationalisation and localisation targets
To learn more about the services we offer, take a look at our Asia Pacific Recruitment Brochure.
Leading our Asia Pacific recruitment team
At the head our Asia Pacific recruitment activity is Operations Director - Simon Calvert.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in providing recruitment services and international business development strategies across the Oil & Gas industry, working with EPCs, Operators and Service businesses.
In-country offices provide local knowledge and compliance
Our in-country teams provide local knowledge, compliance and onboarding ensuring our clients receive excellent service and peace of mind that the whole process is managed from start to finish.
With our specific offices in Singapore and Thailand, we provide stability, enabling us to take on full operational responsibility for arranging payroll, visas, work permits, taxes, local support and of course manpower.
Our experience includes Greenfield and Brownfield developments, including refineries, gas plants, petrochemical plants, offshore platforms, FPSO's and LNG terminals.
Singapore recruitment team
Based in the ‘undisputed oil hub’ of Asia, within the Jurong Island business district, our recruitment team at First Technical Singapore Pte Ltd handle complex hiring requirements for our Oil & Gas clients within Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region.
Led by Simon Calvert, our Singapore team provides local knowledge and expertise, allowing us to closely support clients activity across a wide range of clients type that range from Oil and Gas Operators, EPC's, Service Companies and Specialist Consultancies.
Thailand recruitment team
Our recruitment office at First Technical (Thailand) Co. Limited was opened in September 2010 working with a number of Oil & Gas clients across Thailand and Malaysia.
Working with clients across the lifecycle of Oil & Gas industry, our Thailand recruitment team has supplied recruitment services to clients across Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, China, Russia, and South Korea.
Why work with First?
There are many reasons to work with our team.
- We’re highly experienced in Oil & Gas recruitment with over 20 years’ experience.
- We deliver results – that’s why many of our clients have worked with us for over 10 years.
- We collaborate, listen, and offer an agile approach, to ensure your goals are met.
- A full recruitment service in one place. We look after contract and permanent, expat and local recruitment, payrolling and compliance.
Contact our Asia Pacific recruitment team
“We have required a number of Quality Assurance/Quality Control candidates within the Nuclear Industry. Since early 2016 First Recruitment Group have provided a number of QA/QC professionals in locations across the UK.
“We have been very pleased with both the quality of supply and the customer service demonstrated and will continue to use their professional services in the future.”
“I have worked with First Recruitment Group as my partner of choice across a number of large and challenging Oil & Gas projects internationally over recent years.
“First are a high performing business who are built on credibility, honesty, expertise.
“As we push the frontiers of projects and move in to more and more challenging and locations, First will continue to be my partner of choice to help us deliver our projects with confidence.”
"I have had the pleasure of working with First Recruitment Group over recent years and we have formed a great working relationship. Their understanding of our exacting requirements is outstanding.
"The First team are highly experienced and knowledgeable across the recruitment spectrum and operate in the manner you would expect of a professional outfit of their stature. Their attention to detail and approach is faultless and their commitment and drive has helped our business with unique, complex and difficult recruitment requirements.
"Sarah, our Account Manager, is an incisive thinker as well as hardworking, diligent and reliable and has an extremely helpful and flexible approach to her work. This reflects in her team and with their ability to communicate at all levels in an honest and trusted consultative manner and gives us great faith in their ability to identify candidates who can help us to drive forward and achieve our business goals.
"I have no hesitation in recommending First as a recruitment partner and feel they would be worthy of selection for any engineering or manufacturing business looking for an intelligent and innovative solution."
“There is nothing negative about the service that we’ve received from First. Without fail they have produced positive feedback. The fact that they have placed a diverse range of skills from PA's to Engineers, just goes to show that they have the core skills, intelligence, and initiative that make them great recruiters, and preferred partners.”
"It’s great to work with a recruitment agency we trust. The team at First Recruitment Group are friendly and straight talking and they continue to provide an excellent service. We’re proud to still be working with them after 20 years."
Simon Carves Engineering Ltd