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5 minutes with Christopher Barre – Recruitment Manager, Fircroft PNG

Posted by: Alex Scott


Fircroft and One Key Resources would like to welcome Christopher Barre to the team in PNG
Papua New Guinea has long been a focal point for both companies and on 22nd August 2016 Christopher Barre joined Fircroft and our recent acquisition One Key Resources as our PNG Recruitment Manager located in Port Moresby. We caught up with Christopher to find out what his plans are for this opportunity in this fantastic part of the world!

•Tell us about yourself and why you decided to join the Fircroft/One Key Resources partnership in PNG? 

I have a strong background in recruitment in PNG having spent the last 5 years working in HR and recruitment in Port Moresby. I decided to join Fircroft and One Key Resources as a Recruitment Manager for PNG because of the challenge it offers. Fircroft has had a presence in PNG for a few years now and with the upcoming increased opportunities within the Oil & Gas, Mining and in particular Construction industries, there is a real opportunity to expand the presence in PNG and enhance our offerings to contractors and clients alike

•What makes living and working in PNG unique? 
PNG is the land of the unexpected. There is always something new and each day brings a new challenge. 

•What is the job market currently like in PNG?
In the last 6 months the employment market has shown an increase in activity, especially within the Construction and Mining industries. There is also indication that the Oil & Gas market will pick up soon. These are exciting times for PNG as the future holds great opportunities rich with employment offerings. 

•What can we expect from Fircroft PNG over the coming months? 

Building on the foundations Fircroft have set in PNG since 2010, I will be driving growth by putting together ambitious and targeted partnership plans with major Oil and Gas, Construction, Infrastructure and Mining companies in the region from our office based in Port Moresby.

•What does the long term future hold for Fircroft and One Key Resources in PNG? 
Ahead lies an exciting future for the Fircroft and One Key Resources partnership in PNG. Combining global contracts with local expertise is the key initiative.  As a company, Fircroft have strong global relationships within the Oil and Gas industry and One Key Resources are market leaders in the Mining industry.  Being a PNG national based in country, I will build on this expertise and further expand our local business in these industries. Infrastructure is a sector set to have significant growth in PNG and our local office is central to solidifying relationships with the major players in this field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The future for Fircroft & One Key Resources in Papua New Guinea...
Despite the global economic challenges there are considerable prospects for Papua New Guinea. PNG offers the feasibility of a greenfield project lacking in some other parts of the world and interest in PNG as an LNG producer is gaining traction. With interest comes opportunities and with opportunities comes growth.  As companies chose to operate in PNG this brings with it revenue for the country, opportunities for employment and up-skilling and enhanced infrastructure for the region. 

Fircroft and One Key Resources’ local knowledge and past experience working in PNG will be instrumental in working collaboratively with organizations to source and supply key personnel on both a local and international level. Offering a local physical presence for both contractors and clients, our PNG support network fosters real-time and in-person contact which is what our reputable customer service is all about. 

Fircroft and One Key Resources are excited to take business in PNG to the next level and the future is abundant with opportunities.  Chris’ local experience and drive for growth is putting in place the building blocks for what is set to be a prosperous future for this part of the world.
Recent Comments
With wealth of experience in management and HR - especially recruitment, with both local and international firms, his the man for the job. No doubt in this role. congratulations to Christopher!
Francis Danny, 07 September 2016
With wealth of experience in management and HR - especially recruitment, with both local and international firms, his the man for the job. No doubt in this role. congratulations to Christopher!
Francis Danny, 07 September 2016
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