Fircroft Tanjung announced Wednesday that Fircroft Group (UK), one of the world’s leading providers of technical recruitment services to the global Natural Resource and Engineering sectors, is expanding its services to Malaysia through an official agreement marked at a signing ceremony today with Tanjung Offshore Berhad (Tanjung), a public listed company on KLSE Main Board. The joint entity will be known as Fircroft Tanjung.
The signing ceremony was officiated by Ray Kyles, Acting British High Commissioner to Malaysia. Also present at the milestone event was Johnathan Johnson, CEO of the Fircroft Group and Harzani Bin Azmi, managing director of Tanjung Offshore Berhad.
Tanjung has been active in the recruitment of talent for the Energy and Natural Resources via Tanjung Offshore Services Sdn Bhd (TOS). Harzani bin Azmi said during the ceremony, “Tanjung has grown in leaps and bounds, charting new milestones. These include the setting up of various subsidiaries and associated companies, towards the furtherance of not only our enterprise, but the oil and gas industry as a whole. The joint venture with one of the world’s leading providers of recruitment solutions to specialist technical industries will further enlarge our footprint within the oil and gas and related industries in the region.”
Meanwhile, Johnathan Johnson, Fircroft’s CEO said, “As part of our global strategy, Fircroft intends to engage in a long-term partnership in Malaysia, which will enable us to find the best talent locally as well as internationally for our clients, some of them being the world’s largest energy companies. Working together, we can advance Fircroft’s commitment to providing technical recruitment services of the highest quality and standard. We aim to make Fircroft Tanjung ‘top of mind’ to potential business investors and partners to choose and co-locate in this nation, empowering the economic growth and prosperity for Malaysia as a whole. ”
Technical talent shortage has been a topic frequently brought up over the years and is becoming more challenging. The market landscape drives the need for companies to continuously grow at a faster rate while delivering quality and
Ray Kyles, Acting British High Commissioner to Malaysia said, “Malaysia, as one of the most rapidly-developing economies in the Southeast Asian region, boasts one of Asia’s most vibrant economies. With aspirations to become a high income nation by the end of this decade, Malaysia is already home to many multinational companies and leading financial and educational institutions from around the world. Today’s collaboration between two leading organisations – Fircroft and Tanjung Offshore Berhad – is certainly in line with our continued efforts to boost the bilateral economic and business ties between the two countries.”
The oil and gas sector has been identified as a key segment to bolster the Economic Transformation Program (ETP). This joint venture comes at an important juncture for Malaysia as the country continues the mission to transform the economy, in the pursuit of becoming a developed nation by the end of this decade. Critical to the success will be the availability of technical talent to meet the needs of an economy that is rapidly moving up the value chain and becoming technologically more sophisticated.
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