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Important move to Oil Capital of Europe reflects future growth for recruitment specialists ARM

Important move to & lsquo;Oil Capital of Europe’ reflects future growth for recruitment specialists ARM

One of the UK’s leading specialist recruiters, Advanced Resource Managers, (ARM) has announced the opening of a new office in Aberdeen to base part of its growing Oil and Gas division. Located at ARM’s head office for the last six years, the launch of the Aberdeen office will increase the Oil and Gas team from 10 to 14 initially. The move is part of a major expansion programme by ARM which will see further UK offices opening in Coventry and London with international offices in the pipeline.

80% of award winning ARM’s Oil and Gas market is to be found in Aberdeen, the subsea sector being a specific area of coverage and expertise, so the move was a natural and logical choice as part of the company’s next stage of growth. David James, ARM’s Head of Maritime and Natural resources, a manager with more than 12 years experience in Oil and Gas recruitment, will oversee the development of the new office. Grace Dalgity, who has a fifteen year track record in the industry and is based in Aberdeen, will head up the local team, initially of four consultants.

Matthew Scott, ARM’s Oil and Gas Manager, with eight years experience in the field,  believes having a team in  Aberdeen enables ARM to be closer to clients and candidates: “This is a really exciting opportunity. ARM originally built its Oil and Gas division in the subsea sector so this move brings us closer to the market and to where our clients are based.  Additionally, through its wide service portfolio ARM has access to transferrable and related skills from other technology and engineering sectors which will enable the team to address the current oil and gas skills gap. For example we have successfully placed candidates from the automotive, defence and aeronautical sectors into oil and gas positions. The move also means we can more readily tap into the passive as well as the active candidate markets.”

Adding further comment, Les Duncan, Managing Director of ARM UK said of the move “Two of ARM’s key target growth sectors are Oil and Gas and Power and Energy added to which Aberdeen’s status as one of the eight & lsquo;super cities’ leading the UK’s economy made it a priority location and frankly an obvious choice when weighing up where next to expand ARM’s operations. We can draw on the city’s current reputation as oil capital of Europe but also looking to the future, capitalise on the concerted effort to develop new energy sources and technology transfer from oil to renewable. Other teams from ARM’s Power and Energy divisions may well follow in time.”

ARM was founded in 1996 as a specialist IT and Business recruitment firm and is now one of the UK's major recruitment and talent management consultancies with a turnover of circa &pound125million. Clients range from blue chip companies to start ups. ARM employs close to 200 staff at its Havant headquarters, working in specialist recruitment divisions including Defence, Aerospace, Power and Energy, Water, Rail, Oil and Gas, Marine and Shipping, iGaming, eCommerce, Digital Marketing, IT Securityand Communications.

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