With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide. We provide tailored staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of consultants.

It’s people that deliver projects and with over 100 offices in 45 countries, we have access to the best talent wherever it may be in the world. NES Fircroft offersa full range of staffing solutions: Contract, Permanent (Direct) Hire, Managed Solutions, or a fully outsourced service. These services are complemented by an industry leading support service and global mobility package to ensure clients keep hold of the top talent in a compliant manner for as long as they need it.

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Celebrating 4 decades of success

In 1978, Northenden Engineering Services was established by co-founders, Geoff Lloyd and Bryan Sullivan. The company was known as NES International, NES Overseas and often simply "NES" before becoming NES Global Talent as part of a re-branding exercise in 2011.
The business grew impressively  and was sold to AEA Investors in 2012 for £234m, more than three times as much as it was valued six years previously.
Due to our strong financial base we have been able to make 7 strategic acquisitions in the last 5 years, adding  Energy People, RC consultants, Sure Flow, Frontica Advantage, Ziegler's Oilfield Consulting, Redbock and Bedrock Petroleum Consultants to our portfolio. This means we are now by far the largest oil and gas staffing provider in the industry.
In recent years, we have also successfully diversified our business and transferred the NES brand into six complementary sectors such as Power and Life Sciences, enabling the business to not only survive but continue to thrive across the globe. In 2020, we saw further growth following the strategic alignment between NES Global Talent and the Fircroft Group creating NES Fircroft - one of the leading human capital solutions businesses for engineering and technical talent globally

awards & accolades

NES Fircroft prides itself on delivering quality, award winning services. Our success is based up on establishing a culture of excellence throughout the organisation and putting customer satisfaction at the centre of everything we do.

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With over 100 offices around the globe NES have a diverse workforce and we recognise, respect and value the diverse nature of the wider society in which we operate.

However we do not feel it is enough to simply implement procedures in line with equality legislation and we have broadened our approach to ensure we are working towards being market leaders in tackling diversity issues and are supporting our clients to achieve their diversity goals.

Diversity in Recruitment – Gender

We are proud to partner with APSCO’s “Women in recruitment” action group and have committed to their Gender Equality Charter which is a public commitment by recruitment firms to promote gender equality throughout the business. As a signatory we work to ensure that we achieve best practice in our recruitment, career progression and retention practices as employers and aim to empower our female employees to achieve their full potential.

To make recruitment diversity a reality we commit to focusing on the following key areas:  

•    Internal Recruitment: recruiting fairly from as wide a base as possible.
•    External Recruitment: encouraging applications from as diverse a base as possible.
•    Encouraging end-user clients to recruit in a fair and diverse manner.
•    Encouraging diversity at senior decision-making levels.

Supporting Women in Energy

NES Fircroft is a member of ALLY (Pink Petro) - an organisation dedicated to connecting and advancing women in Energy. Our Marketing Director sits on their Global Community Council and meets quarterly with peers from organisations such as Baker Hughes GE, Cheniere and Halliburton to connect on emerging issues and challenges.

Taking the market temperature 

In partnership with Energy Jobline, we recently surveyed over 1,000 female engineers to find out how they're feeling working in the industry. We conducted this survey to find out more about women working in the Energy industry, their career path and the challenges and opportunities of working in the sector, in a bid to help highlight what the industry could be doing to attract and retain female employees.

If you would like to download the report, please click here.



NES Fircroft received certification to the international standard for Quality Management in 1994 and in 2018 we successfully achieved transition to the new - ISO9001:2015. The certification covers the provision of staffing and recruitment solutions. We use the ISO quality accreditation as a tool to control the effectiveness of our systems. All aspects of business operations are audited for compliance with this standard. 

Registration is maintained from the NES head office in Manchester, UK, and applies to all UK offices. However, every global office follows the same processes and procedures, including those focused on customer satisfaction.

Being ISO certified ensures that we maintain consistency in our internal processes and enables us to deliver a high level of satisfaction to both candidates and clients. Customers can be confident that NES are listening to their needs and delivering staffing solutions to meet both their requirements and any legislative obligations, no matter where in the world they may be. We strive to continually improve our internal management systems in line with business growth and expansion, and measure this through our regular customer NPS surveys.




Our customers are at the centre of everything we do.

  1. Our first priority is to deliver safe, efficient and effective solutions to our clients’ needs.
  2. Contractors and candidates are valued customers. They deserve our best possible service to ensure that they can fully focus on our clients’ work.
  3. Our support teams serve external customers, and they enable and empower their colleagues in recruitment, sales and account management.


We do the right things in the right way every time.

  1. Personal integrity and responsibility are the foundation of our business.
  2. We own our responsibility to our customers, colleagues and shareholders.
  3. We differentiate our solutions on the basis of compliance, and we choose to do business with those that value integrity and responsibility.


We bring passion and determination to our work every day.

  1. We work harder and smarter to make a real difference.
  2. We look for opportunities to grow and develop our own expertise and talents.
  3. We give back to those around us and in our communities.


Our business is dynamic and customised to the needs and opportunities of the local markets where we compete.

  1. We are creative, adaptive and consistent.
  2. We look for new opportunities for growth and improvement.
  3. We take personal ownership for results.


We work together as one team, always.

  1. Our collaboration – globally and locally – sets us apart.
  2. We strive to be the best player in our position, for ourselves and for our teammates.
  3. We value diversity; it makes us better.

Meet the team

Our experts are specialists in their field and have been contributing to the success of NES Fircroft for decades.