Leading HR solutions company Gi Group Holding has become the only industry-body approved recruitment supplier to the UK & Ireland oil and fuel sector.

The company has gained accreditation from the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) – the fuel industry body which offers all the benchmark standards and support liquid fuel distributors and associate members need to run their businesses safely, sustainably and successfully.

Gi Group Holding, the parent company of Gi Group, operates through several specialist sub-brands with branches across the UK, positioning it perfectly to help support the downstream fuels industry.

With a strong presence within the industry already, Gi Group Holding wanted to offer peace of mind to companies needing to recruit. In acquiring this accreditation, Gi Group Holding follow the same standards as all UKIFDA member organisations which enables the recruiter and HR services provider to not only adhere to industry regulations, but also to ease the burden of lengthy recruitment cycles that companies within the fuel sector often have to face.

Currently, the average recruitment period for roles within the energy and utilities sector is 28.8 days, making it the third longest sector to recruit for, only sitting behind the aerospace and defense industry and positions within Government.

Paul Smith, Gi Group’s Chief Operating Officer UK & Ireland, said: “It is a proud moment for our business to be named the only UKIFDA approved supplier to the oil and fuel industry across the UK and Ireland.

“We wanted to make a positive impact when it came to compliance and recruitment speed within the sector. We are serious about keeping companies safe and providing audit compliant services.

“In achieving this status, we are able to underline our credentials as the country’s most efficient, innovative and forward-thinking recruiter.”

Gi Group Holding is one of the world’s leading providers of HR and recruitment services and provides a full-suite recruitment and HR ecosystem. In the UK, Gi Group Holding has four brands under its umbrella – INTOO, Marks Sattin, Grafton, Gi Group.

INTOO facilitates career development, coaching, and outplacement services; Marks Sattin specialises in finance, technology, and legal recruitment, and executive search related roles; Grafton’s expertise lies in securing employment for qualified blue and white-collar professionals. Gi Group focuses on temporary or permanent staffing for blue and white-collar workers, as well as semi-skilled professionals.

Like many industries, the oil and fuel sector is embracing cloud based technology at a rapid pace. This enables companies to cut costs, boost efficiency, and provide safer working environments. It also means that hiring managers and recruiters with extensive experience in recruiting for the industry are now expected to evaluate the tech credentials of applicants. While there is an increased need for real-time people data and analytics, workforces do not always have the capacity to implement and learn new systems.

A multi-national recruiter Gi Group Holding has a global reach, with the local touch and the agility of an SME. With the industry knowledge of its expert recruiters, as well as the latest recruitment technology, Gi Group Holding can rapidly deliver the calibre of candidates organisations need, and the recruitment and people insights vital to meet the strategic requirements and demands of a changing industry.

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