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Working to a deadline to ensure compliant, efficient and productive solutions for Telford Offshore

Posted by: Matthew Spells

About Telford Offshore

Telford Offshore offer combined offshore services including vessels which can transport, life and install manifolds, assemble platform components, lay pipelines and carry out offshore, subsea construction in both shallow and deep water – together with accommodating workers and engineers for the duration of your project.

Project background

In July 2015, we awarded Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) the contract as a provider of managed services for Telford Offshore. As one of our rostered ‘managed services provider’ WRS undertook responsibility for two DP3 accommodation vessels and one DP2 MPSV, working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria. WRS was tasked with providing all contract manpower requirements and associated mobilisation and HR services. 


A combination of factors created challenges to the success of these projects, including changes to maritime regulations, affecting local vs expat crewing levels, temporary visa time-length limitations, and restrictions on employment contracts. These challenges had serious time implications, leaving our project open to potential delays and our company liable for financial penalties if specific timeframes were not met. 


Once awarded the contract, WRS appointed a dedicated Account Director and support team to work closely with our project leadership team. WRS drew on its global mobilisation capabilities which resulted in all contractors being mobilised within the first month. WRS sustained an average “time to hire” of three days and an unprecedented conversion rate of three CVs per start. All three vessels (one DP2 MPSV and two DP3 accommodation vessels) achieved 100% personnel utilisation without any downtime to Telford Offshore, with a low attrition rate of under 2%.

Future Projects

In 2018, following a two-month tender process, the WRS Maritime division was awarded the three-year global contract as the sole provider for a range of managed services for Telford Offshore. We are currently working on several projects together, including long-term projects in Mexico spanning three vessels.

About WRS

WRS can save you time and money by supporting internal resources by providing you with the best pre-qualified candidates when you need them. We are a globally-focused recruitment business with offices in Europe, the Middle East, APAC and the Americas, supporting the needs of maritime companies around the world. We employ specialist sector consultants, who can help you to identify the expatriate and local personnel you need to keep your business moving. 
Contact the WRS Maritime team on +44 161 925 2626 or email us on  

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