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Ghana Recruitment Agency

Martin Aye Addo and Lewis Trow in First Technical (Ghana) Limited Offices

A 174% increase in employment in the past 5 years has led to an overwhelming demand for both talent and vacancies within the Ghanaian Oil & Gas industry.

Our Ghanaian team operate as First Technical (Ghana) Limited, using a wealth of knowledge and expertise from their locally based team to help meet our clients demands.

Our growth and development in Africa has given us a fantastic insight into the Oil & Gas market in Ghana and beyond, developing strong relationships with companies like Tullow, ENI, Kosmos Energy and Technip along the way. First are now able to build upon the relationships that have formed in Ghana since they first opened in 2013.

Local Staff Bring Local Knowledge

Located in Ghana’s capital city of Accra, our in-country team is headed by Martin Aye-Addo (pictured right, above) who has over 10 years’ experience in recruitment across Ghana, including Accra and Sakumono. Martin is supported by a team of Ghanaian staff, who provide important knowledge of the Oil & Gas within the country, and allow us to adhere to legalities such as the Local Content Act, which seeks to give first consideration to Ghana Oil & Gas companies – something that the Petroleum Commission are making sure is strictly adhered to. We are also hold a valid and up to date Petroleum Commission Permit. This depth of knowledge that local experts provide gives an unrivalled advantage, when it comes to Oil & Gas recruitment.

Why Ghana?


We are excited by the huge potential for growth in Ghana. The Oil & Gas industry in Ghana is only 10 years old, yet it is making huge waves in education and job opportunities, and we feel First are best placed to help with this growth. Our services include the recruitment of local Ghanaians, as well as expat contractors, depending on our client’s requirements.

Major projects in Ghana’s offshore Jubilee field continue to provide fantastic opportunities for companies like Subsea 7 and Tullow, with whom First already have strong relationships.

International Oil & Gas Recruitment


First Recruitment Group’s base in Ghana is one of several international offices, each providing their own insights into the Oil & Gas Industry. After working with us, our clients tell us they have experienced:

  • A faster hiring process
  • Increased quality of candidate pool
  • Management of onboarding and offboarding, where required
  • Improved engagement with the candidate pool
  • Reduced overall costs
  • In-country compliance
It is the global reach of First Recruitment Group that allows us to provide the best solution for our clients, applying our experiences to continuously develop workforce solutions that work for all stakeholders.

Candidate Testimonial


I have had a good relationship with First Recruitment Group. My first contact was with your branch in the UK who helped me secure my current job in Ghana. The Ghanaian branch have also been excellent, regularly checking to see if I was happy and if there was anything you could do to help; I think that this is impressive. On the whole I have been very satisfied with your agency and I will happily recommend it to all my colleagues.

Candidate based in Ghana

Why work with First Recruitment Group?


We understand the often long and difficult process of finding the right person for the job, and our team love the challenge. As we covered in our article 6 Benefits of Hiring through an Agency, we work to save you time, risk and resources.

Working with First Recruitment Group, you can expect:


  • A dedicated, experience Account Manager, who listens, understand and communicates effectively.
  • An extensive talent pool, reaching thousands of candidates across Ghana and beyond.
  • A flexible team that can be scaled up or down depending on your needs
  • Payroll and tax administration services in-country
  • Targeted talent attraction strategies, tailored to the requirement
  • A compliant pre-screening process, ensuring insurance, qualifications and clearances are all checked, validated and recorded.
  • On-boarding and mobilization including visas, work permits, finding accommodation, medical arrangements, substance testing, inoculations, medical insurances etc…
When asked about our position in the Ghana Oil & Gas market, First Recruitment Group Sales Director, Lewis Trow (pictured left, above), said, “We have seen a large increase in job opportunities from our Oil & Gas clients since we have been working in Ghana. This is due to developing new relationships with clients’ in-country, whilst delivering excellent results through our international Oil & Gas recruitment division”. First Recruitment Group is working hard to not only increase our presence there, but develop our relationships with key clients like Tullow, ENI and Deep Ocean, we are ready to serve a growing Oil & Gas industry.


Contact our team

To discuss how First Recruitment Group can help with your Oil & Gas recruitment needs in Ghana and beyond, email us now at ghana@firstrg.com, or call us on +44 (0)1925 907000.

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