21 Mar, 2023

Recruiting for specialist roles within the Oil & Gas industry

21 Mar, 2023

If you are currently engaged in recruiting for the oil and gas industry then you’ll likely be aware of just how difficult it can be to find the right candidates with the right skills and experience for a critical vacancy. In this piece we’ll examine the role that dedicated recruiters can play and give you some helpful tips on how to effectively recruit for specialist roles within the oil and gas industry.

Looking to where the talent is

Firstly we should address the elephant in the room. If, for example, you have a business in the UK and are looking to recruit for the oil and gas industry, you’ll be fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. The UK produces very little in the way of natural oil and gas in comparison to global leaders such as the United States, Russia and the Middle East. So it’s therefore highly likely that if you’re in the UK, you’ll be looking much further afield to find the best talent from the oil and gas sector.

The economy of Oman is primarily centred around the oil sector, which means Oman is a prime candidate for sourcing high quality talent for specialist roles. Oil and Gas Headhunters in Oman operate from the country itself, granting employers access to potential candidates and offering them a range of high value services which include:

  • Multilingual support
  • Making the initial contact
  • Full background checks of potential candidates
  • A guarantee that a role is filled for a set period of time
  • Interviewing candidates on your behalf & drawing up contracts
  • Confidentially approaching candidates that work for a competitor

Recruitment tactics that work 

There are a number of industry-specific job boards that cater specifically to the oil and gas industry, These boards include Rigzone, OilandGasJobSearch, and OilCareers. Such boards can help you reach a targeted audience of experienced professionals who work within the oil and gas industry. Industry associations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) can also be a valuable resource for networking opportunities. Industry conferences and events such as the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), and the Global Petroleum Show, can also be a very effective means of connecting with potential candidates. There are a number of specific recruitment roles that are focused on acquiring new talent within the oil and gas industry. These roles include:

  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • HR Business Partner
  • Onboarding Specialist
  • Talent Acquisition Manager

If you don’t have the budget or the desire to create a new recruitment position within your company, you can look at patterning with a specialist recruiter on an ad-hoc basis. 

Oil and Gas Headhunters in Oman have a range of tactics they can deploy in order to find the best candidates on your behalf. MSC Headhunters offer dedicated recruitment services all around the globe and they can help you find the very best candidate for your open position. Reach out to MSC Headhunters today for help and advice on any aspect of specialist recruitment.