Iraq - sourcing IT specialists

Iraq - sourcing IT specialists

Since 2010, NES Fircroft has successfully provided manpower and related support services to one of the world’s largest energy providers for Oil & Gas sites located across Basra, Iraq.

The Client's Hiring Challenges

Iraq is a politically volatile country which means that the role location alone is an enormous barrier for the client in attracting personnel.

  • Specialist IT staff are needed to facilitate and manage a cohesive network across all site operations, however due to the security challenges posed by the area, sourcing individuals with the necessary high-level qualifications is only one aspect of the task; personal factors have a significant impact on candidate suitability.
  • Contractors must have demonstrable competence of securing entire sites in excess of 300 employees during high-pressure scenarios. Travel around site involves an armed guard escort and the use of combat vehicles; in the event of a security breach, candidates must react swiftly without hesitation meaning they need to be physically fit and of a tenacious demeanour, as well as having substantial technical knowledge to minimise site disruption
Our Solution

Our recruitment consultants are discipline-specific and truly understand the industries that they work in from both a technical and personal perspective.

  • Due to the concerns surrounding the location we keep both the necessary technical requirements and lifestyle expectations associated with the role at the forefront of our search to ensure that only the top-most appropriate individuals are approached
    We ensure that we are as transparent as possible in informing candidates about all aspects of the role, without compromising the integrity of our client’s site.
  • We remove excessive administrational burdens for our assignees and
    client, providing seamless integrations into our client’s workforce:

    We have assignment support staff in place whom manage all day-to-day
    assignment practicalities. Our Iraq office handles the payroll for all contractors locally, giving assignees a dedicated in-country point of contact, and we have multi-lingual staff in Iraq who assist with document translation.


The results of our support

To date, we have placed 20+ specialist IT engineers with our client including several unified communications engineers and security network specialists.

Each contractor was supported throughout the duration of their assignment and significantly helped to drive the business forward. Our successful approach means we're now on the client's preferred supplier list.

Staffing expertise for a brighter tomorrow

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