Wolviston now a major player

A TEESSIDE recruitment specialist has secured a £1.2m-a-year contract to send engineers abroad.

A TEESSIDE recruitment specialist has secured a £1.2m-a-year contract to send engineers abroad. It follows a £2m contract announced last month for it to place staff in Europe and Africa on behalf of an international oil and gas company.

Stockton-based The Wolviston Group was awarded the most recent contract to recruit permanent and temporary staff for leading resources and energy firm Worley Parsons Europe.

The Teesside company is seeking more than 70 engineering and technical personnel for projects in Tunisia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, as well as London.

Robin Davison, Wolviston Group managing director, said the firm was now a major player in the recruitment of technical and engineering personnel, turning over in excess of £30m per year.

“We are now investing in our own recruitment resources and system tools, which will allow us to further augment the international services we offer to key clients, like Worley Parsons Europe.”

The Wolviston Group of companies, which includes Wolviston Management Services (WMS), employs more than 1,000 staff.  

It recruits for major oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies operating both in the UK and overseas.

Local engineering clients include SABIC, Invista, Huntsman and Shell.

The Wolviston Group is an active member of Tees Valley Engineering Partnership (TVEP), which promotes Tees Valley as an area of world class engineering expertise and aims to increase the pool of qualified engineers on Teesside.

Malcolm Potter, manager of the TVEP, said: “The Wolviston Group is a prime example of how local companies can use their engineering expertise to support international firms in their overseas projects.”

He said it also highlighted the heightened demand for qualified engineers worldwide.

“I would urge more young people and those looking for a lifestyle change to consider engineering as a worthwhile and rewarding career option,” said Mr Potter.

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