TOTALTEC hires professional recruiter to build database

DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, June 7, 2018

TOTALTEC Oilfield Services Guyana Incorporated. is already making headway in developing a large, competent talent pool to support service providers coming to Guyana to work in the nation’s oil and gas industry.

It is doing so through its vocational academy, the ‘International Petroleum and Maintenance Academy’ at Gafoors Complex, Huston East Bank Demerara. The institution opened its doors last February, and 22 young men have completed the nine-week training course.

Chairman of TOTALTEC Oil Services, Lars Mangal.

This includes classroom sessions and real-world scenarios in, basic safety awareness, occupational health and hygiene, safety and environmental best practice, emergency response, oil and gas operations, lifting operations, transport and cargo handling, and general operations; lifting and rigging, working at heights, confined space entry and counterbalance forklift truck operations.

The company has hired a professional recruiter out of the UK, John Wiseman, of Leader Engineering Limited, with years of experience in the international oil and gas industry to support the recruiting efforts.

The company believes that one of the highest costs to employers and candidates is a poorly run recruitment process. To ensure this is avoided, TOTALTEC will be establishing a database of applicants, Wiseman will compose the data and build the system of personnel.

Following a graduation ceremony held on May 28, Chairman of TOTALTEC Lars Mangal stated in a press release that the company is striving to build the nation’s capacity for budding oil and gas sector. He said, “The key is that the most suitable Guyanese are recruited and that there should be no obstacle in the way of worthy candidates.”

Hence the database will provide necessary information on all candidates and will be one arena which persons can obtain employees easily.

Additionally, TOTALTEC will cover the cost of all payments for the instructor, the certifications, and hiring of trainees one year after graduation.

“This approach helps in showing how things should and can be done right…. our approach also ensures that we accelerate the development of a large and competent talent pool”, Mangal explained.

Another batch of 25 persons has been selected for training, which begins on June 11, 2018.

By: Zanneel Williams.

Image: Jules Gibson.