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WRS February Newsletter

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​February is over, and here at WRS we have successfully navigated the second month of 2023.

For the WRS team this month has been filled with hard work and determination, from completing projects to meeting deadlines, to placing candidates and contractors with leading global clients, we’ve all worked together to make this month a success. Whether it was big or small, every contribution was important in helping us reach our goals.

Continue reading to find out more about this month’s accomplishments at WRS...

Our Green Commitment

This month we have partnered up with Climate Partner, who will be helping us to embed a holistic climate action strategy into our organisation.

Climate Partner help their customers calculate and reduce carbon emissions and offset unabated emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The emissions they help businesses offset are then geared towards the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Our WRS climate committee is looking forward to measuring, reducing, and offsetting our emissions alongside Climate Partner this year.

To find out more about our climate agenda click here.

What’s New At WRS?

Welcome on-board!

We welcomed three new starters to the UK team this month. We want to wish Saskia Gaffin (Renewables) and Owen Sherrington-Hankin (Oil and Gas) good luck on your WRS journey.

We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our WRS community, so if you’d like to join our UK team, contact Emma Upton at

Stateside News

Five new recruiters joined Worldwide Recruitment Solutions USA this month, and we are delighted to welcome them onboard!

Christopher Russ and Grace Pellegrino come to us as experienced recruiters, and together with John Gomez will mentor our trainees, Hailey Rydberg, Julio Medina Jr and Sam Paish.

To celebrate their arrival, we finished the first week with welcome drinks.

We look forward to seeing their successes in the coming weeks and months.

​We also welcomed our US Energy Country Manager, David Crawley who made his move across the pond this month. It’s great to have Dave here to support and motivate the team to achieve the WRS objectives.

Welcome All!

​​If you’re looking for assistance with your hiring or finding a new role in the energy sector reach out to our consultants now for a confidential chat. You can find all their contact details here.

If you’d like to join our fantastic US team, contact Francis Dunleavy at We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our WRS community.

Singapore News

This month Marine Divisional Manager Mathew Spells and Business Development Managers Chloe Jordan and Jordan Lee visited our Singapore office to finalise growth plans and meet with clients.

It has been a great opportunity for our team to get to know the local culture and build relationships with both new and existing clients. We are excited to see what the future holds!

If you would like to join our excellent Singapore team, click here to apply for our available roles.

What's Happening At WRS

This month we kickstarted our fundraising and community activities:

14th Feb – International Book Giving Day – at the WRS HQ we set up a book sharing shelf in the office. The WRS team were encouraged to donate and exchange a book.

Whether a reader or not, we hope our WRS team use the book sharing shelf to foster their imagination, creativity, and joy of reading!

Click hereto find out more.

17th Feb – Random Act of Kindness Day – at WRS we believe that the smallest acts of kindness can have a significant impact on those around us.

So, in honour of this day, we encouraged our employees to practice random acts of kindness. At our UK office our team received a goodie bag of sweets to celebrate this day, and in our US office we shared cookies and muffins with the team to show our appreciation of our new team.

Across our global offices, we also created a digital gratitude wall where all our teams shared with each other what part of the WRS community they are most thankful for. See below just a few comments our team shared:

  • Thankful for the support from our Learning and Development Team.

  • My fabulous colleagues.

  • Thankful for the opportunity to have our voice heard as employees.

  • The support from Managers and our Learning and Development Team.

  • Beautiful offices and friendly faces.

  • My amazing colleagues who have been great mentors and leaders!

  • Workforce diversity! Amazing leadership! And Amazing colleagues!

  • From the day one, it was such a friendly feeling which makes WRS different!! Thanks for the amazing work culture & great colleague.

  • I have the privilege every day to work with a very driven, professional and fun team!

  • That I’ve joined a special bunch of hard-working people, who all look out for each other.

  • Diversity and work culture is Amazing! Everyone is always available to help whenever needed! Great colleagues.

Every act of kindness is important and together, we can make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Click here to find out more.​

21st Feb – Pancake Day – On Shrove Tuesday to raise money for the Turkey and Syria Earthquake appeal, the WRS team all came together for the annual Pancake Day fundraiser.

Click here to find out more.

WRS Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

WRS to attend Renewable NI

An all-female panel event held on International Women’s Day (8th March), Renewable NI’s Women in Renewables will cover all aspects of the industry, including onshore and offshore wind, battery storage, planning, law, and more.

We’ve no doubt that this will be an incredible opportunity to network with important female voices and minds in the industry, share our own insights, and explore new ideas.

And, of course, we’ll tell you all about it in next month’s edition of The Hub – so make sure you subscribe to hear the latest.

Click here to find out more about this event.

APSCo Member Meeting Manchester: The opportunity and pitfalls of international expansion

On Thursday 30th March, our CEO Mark Brown will be taking part in a panel discussion – The do’s and don’ts of international expansion at the APSCo Member Meeting Manchester.

Chaired by Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo

During this interactive session, the experienced panellists will provide an overview of their international expansion experience including successes and achievements. They will also share in hindsight what they would do differently and what were the significant lessons learned. This will be a great opportunity to hear from recruitment businesses of different sizes and sectors who have embarked on an international expansion programme, so please come armed with questions for them all.

Panellists: Adrian Adair, COO, Morson, Stephen Rookes, NED, SRC Consultancy, Mark Brown, CEO, Worldwide Recruitment Solutions, and Adam Richardson, MD, Strive Sales

To find out more about this APSCo members event click here.


Celebrating Milestones

Once again, we’ve got a bunch of significant milestones to celebrate this month at WRS.

Firstly, we have Jodie McLoughlin, from our marine division, celebrating four years at WRS. Our Renewable Energy Business Development Manager, Chloe Jordan, is also marking four years of service. Thank you both for your hard work, and congratulations!

We’re also commending Jason Crowe, who joined us in 2020 – he will reach his third anniversary with us this month! Sharon Dunleavy is also set to celebrate her third year with the WRS team later this month having recently moved from Project Manager in our UK office to Office Manager in our US office – thank you both for always going above and beyond.

And Stefi Abbasova is celebrating her first work anniversary with us this year. We’re very grateful for your hard work and effort.

We're also delighted to announce the promotion of David Hanley, to Senior Consultant in our Oil and Gas Division. This is a testament to Dave's hard work over the last 18 months.
On behalf of everyone at WRS – huge congratulations Dave, this promotion is well deserved.


As we move into March, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone on the team for their continuous hard work and dedication.

We can’t wait to see what you all achieve as we progress through 2023.