Petroplan – the global oil, gas and energy recruitment company – is launching a new office in Glasgow, creating a number of new jobs in the city’s OGR markets (Oil, Gas and Renewables).
Regional Director Kenny Dooley – who currently heads up Petroplan’s Aberdeen office – plans to double the size of the central belt team within the year and sees this as a key time for growth in Glasgow.
He said: “A key factor in establishing a base in Glasgow was the opportunity to engage with the city’s experienced workforce.
“People don’t typically tend to associate Glasgow with oil and gas. However, with a significant number of service companies, fabrication companies and machine shops being situated along the central belt of Scotland, this move gives Petroplan a stronger local presence, whilst allowing us to offer our full range of services to a wider client base, and respond rapidly to our clients’ needs.”
The launch of Petroplan’s Glasgow office follows the recent announcement by Strathclyde University for its Strathclyde Oil and Gas Institute. Due for completion later this year, the institute will address the “key challenges” faced by the oil and gas industry.
The Glasgow office is Petroplan’s second new site to launch in 2014 following continued growth in the Helensburgh, Edinburgh and Grangemouth areas. The company also opened an office in London earlier this year, adding to bases in Aberdeen and Guildford.
Globally, Petroplan has regional offices and a global in-house team located across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia Pacific and Australasia.