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Progressive Recruitment has continuously delivered recruitment solutions to the oil and gas upstream sector for many years.

As upstream recruitment specialists, we understand the complexities involved at every stage of the upstream process. That’s how our dedicated teams are able to source, supply and manage a diverse workforce of skilled technical specialists for projects across the world, and at every step of the upstream journey.

Whether you are seeking expertise offshore or onshore, our Upstream team is capable of and committed to providing the best talent to each of your opportunities globally.

With market-leading experience in sourcing niche talent as well as full project staffing solutions across the upstream spectrum, our team delivers across:

  • Conventional and unconventional onshore
  • Shallow and deep-water offshore
  • R&D technology

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Fishing Engineer/Supervisor
Salary: competitive
Location: United Arab Emirates
Job Type: Contract
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Marketing Director
Salary: UAE Dirhams20000 - UAE Dirhams25000 per annum + competitive
Location: United Arab Emirates
Job Type: Contract
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Petroleum Trader
Salary: UAE Dirhams35000 - UAE Dirhams50000 per month + Bonus, Medical Insurance, Flight
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Type: Contract
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L&D Manager
Salary: UAE Dirhams40000 - UAE Dirhams45000 per month + Schooling, Medical Ins, Flights
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Type: Contract
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At Progressive, as specialist oil and gas recruiters, we’re often asked numerous questions on Upstream careers.

To help, we pulled together some frequently asked questions. Whether you’re searching for the best oil and gas jobs or you’re interested in our oil and gas recruitment solutions, we’re here to help.



How do I find out about upstream jobs near me?

By using our job search page, you can filter our latest upstream by location to find the opportunity that’s right for you.

How long is the upstream recruitment process?

This varies from project to project, and from job to job, but we’d usually say it takes our oil and gas recruiters around 2-4 weeks to fill our upstream jobs.

What type of staffing solutions do you offer

We cater to numerous different types of oil and gas careers – whether it’s contract, permanent, we can help. We also outsource numerous upstream recruitment solutions and can support in issues like payroll and visa applications.

If you’d like to know more about our upstream recruitment service, please fill out the form on the right and we can provide you with more information.

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Whether you’re a professional looking for a job or a business seeking highly skilled STEM talent, the team at Progressive is here for you.

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