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NES Global Talent appoints associate director

Before returning to NES Global Talent, Anderson, who has 17 years’ engineering and technical recruitment experience, worked at First People Solutions in Glasgow. Before that he worked at NES Global Talent for seven years, joining the company as a trainee in 1997.

Talking about why he returned to NES Global Talent, Anderson said, “I have watched NES Global Talent’s progress over the last 10 years. The company’s achievements are impressive both in terms of building its brand and its global expansion. It was too good an opportunity to miss.”

Anderson is responsible for further growing the company’s contract business in the oil and gas and energy sectors in the UK, overseeing teams in Glasgow, Aberdeen and London.

“We are focused on strengthening our business relationships with existing clients as well as exploring new opportunities,” Anderson explained.

He added, “It’s well documented that there’s a skills shortage in the oil and gas and energy industries and over the last 12 months the market has been quite flat. However, companies now appear to be moving forward with their plans. We expect activity in the oil and gas and energy sectors to start picking up next year. Our discipline specific structure means we have the necessary knowledge and experience to help our clients access the talent they so desperately need in order to make their plans a reality.”

Anderson has been joined in the company’s Glasgow office by Scott Buchanan, who has been hired as managing consultant and will focus on building NES Global Talent’s permanent recruitment business in the oil and gas sector across the UK, Europe and Africa.

Buchanan, who has more than eight years’ recruitment experience, explained that the permanent market is growing. “We are finding that more and more organisations in the oil and gas sector are keeping a tighter eye on their finances and are keen to review their costs. Permanent staff can prove to be a more attractive option for longer projects.”

When asked why he decided to join NES Global Talent, Buchanan added, “As demand for permanent oil and gas talent continues to grow globally, organisations are seeing the benefit of partnering with an integrated recruitment supplier that can fully support both permanent and contract solutions. To be presented with an opportunity within NES Global Talent,  an established and growing business that has the same ethics and integrity values as I do, was quite simply too good an opportunity not to take seriously.”

Gavin Peavoy, regional director – UK, Europe and Africa, said, “We are delighted to welcome Lee and Scott on board. We are growing both our contract and permanent operations in the UK and are looking forward to 2015 and the anticipated increase in recruitment activity.”

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