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European Recruitment Agency

International recruitment agency, First Recruitment Group, has seen phenomenal growth over the past 20 years, expanding across Europe.

We have placed candidates across the continent in contract and permanent positions, providing manpower services to major Oil & Gas projects in France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Norway and Albania to name a few.

Our team work through our head office, in-country offices and trusted strategic partners throughout Europe 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

As a European recruitment agency specialising in Oil & Gas, we enable our clients to do better, supplying top industry talent through our extensive network of experienced Oil & Gas candidates.

We provide each of our 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 Europe 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.

To learn more about the services we offer, take a look at our European Recruitment Brochure.


Leading Our European Recruitment Team

Our European Oil & Gas division is managed by three highly experienced recruitment specialists:

With over 50 years combined Oil & Gas recruitment experience, they understand the changeable nature of the industry, its challenges and opportunities, especially within the North Sea.



They each bring valuable knowledge across both downstream and upstream Oil & Gas, with specialist knowledge in subsea and refinery processing.


Regular client consultations to share knowledge and collaborate ideas

Our clients enjoy a highly personal service from our friendly European recruitment team.

Through their dedicated Account Manager, our clients receive regular updates and progress reports as well as strategic discussions around the hiring process. Our team regularly visit clients across France, Italy, Germany and Norway..

Click here to read about Simon and Lewis’ trip to Paris

In-country recruitment compliance across Europe

Our European presence and strategic in-country partnerships offer stability for our clients, enabling us to take responsibility for arranging payroll, visas, work permits, taxes, local support and of course manpower, assuring clients of full compliance.

Why work with First?

There are many reasons to work with our team.

  1. We’re highly experienced in Oil & Gas recruitment
  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 recruitment, payrolling and compliance.

Contact our European recruitment team

To discuss how First Recruitment Group’s European 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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