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Five Minutes With Fircroft: Thailand's Oil and Gas Industry

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Fircroft ThailandFircroft’s office in Bangkok, Thailand acts as a hub for the company’s recruitment activity in South East Asia. The oil and gas industry in that part of the world is thriving at the moment and the large numbers of international operators based here in Bangkok keep us busy supplying them with increasing numbers of skilled workers for the various projects they are working on.

Our office in Bangkok has been open for eight years now, with two further offices being opened in Laem Chabang and Nakorn Sri Thammarat and our team has grown to a staggering 38 people since its more humble beginnings. We work with a diverse range of industries here including automotive and motor cycle manufacturers, which are booming and providing us with growing numbers of vacancies to work on. However, oil and gas remains our main focus and we are very well respected in the sector.

Whilst each of our offices reflect the country and city they’re based in, Fircroft takes pride in knowing that our contractors will receive the same excellent standards of service in each one. That’s why you can expect the same high quality support from any of our three Thailand offices that you’d get at any of our global locations. We have regular meetings with our contractors and we’re always on hand to help with the many practicalities of contract work.

I’ve been based in Thailand for the last five months and I love it here. I’ve lived in many places around the world and rarely have I found one to be so pleasant, kind and hospitable. I really feel at home here. The office is always pleasingly busy; we currently have around 25 vacancies per person, which is a good sign of how healthy the technical industries are in Thailand at the moment.

We’re always looking for high quality local and expat contractors to work with us and we currently have a lot of senior roles available in exploration, including vacancies for engineers and surveyors. These high quality roles are always in demand here and reflect the high levels of exploration happening in South East Asia at present. However, there are opportunities available in all parts of the oil and gas industry. If you’d like to know about the roles we currently have on offer please take a look here.

The next five years are going to see huge developments in this sector, particularly with the opening up of Myanmar (Burma). 2014 looks likely to be a boom year for the country as it becomes the focus of the international oil and gas industry through the awarding of a batch of major offshore exploration licences. With the future looking bright, understandably, I can’t wait to continue my involvement in this amazing part of the world!

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