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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 have placed candidates across Asia Pacific in contract and permanent positions, providing recruitment services to major Oil & Gas projects in Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Japan to name a few.

Our team work through our in-country offices in Singapore and Thailand, and with trusted strategic partners throughout the region to ensure in-country compliance.

Experience ensures that we are able to find both expat and local candidates to suit our client’s unique needs, whilst ensuring smooth mobilisation and payrolling.

Our services

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

Simon Calvert

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.

His expertise stretches across the full life cycle of Oil & Gas activity, helping clients to find solutions in recruitment management, international business development, company start-ups, corporate strategy, team leadership, financial management and service delivery.

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.

Find out more information about our Singapore office here

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.

Find out more information about our capability in Thailand here

Why work with First?

There are many reasons to work with our team.

  1. We’re highly experienced in Oil & Gas recruitment with over 20 years’ experience.
  2. We deliver results – that’s why many of our clients have worked with us for over 10 years.
  3. We collaborate, listen, and offer an agile approach, to ensure your goals are met.
  4. 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

To discuss how First Recruitment Group’s Asia Pacific recruitment agency can help with your Oil & Gas recruitment needs, email us now at recruit@firstrg.com, or call us on +44 (0)1925 907000.


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