Dresser Rand Leverage Careers in Africa to Enter Angola


When Dresser Rand sought to enter Angola, their European-based recruitment team faced a major challenge just to comply with the legislative requirements of the country, never mind finding enough talent to build up their Angolan team. A major oil and gas player, the Angola market was a serious prize at stake and, as always, getting the right people had to be at the heart of their plan if success was to be found.


  • Internal recruitment team lacked resources and experience to deliver for Angola
  • Legislative requirements added a layer of complication
  • Angola was a new market for which Dresser Rand had no recruiting pipeline
  • The company needed to build the team faster than internal recruitment normally was able to do


A campaign combining recruitment advertising and a Careers in Africa microsite with channel advertising and custom, global Search and Selection services. Using the Careers in Africa website’s power as a destination website for candidates seeking a return to Africa, alongside our guarantee to search globally for every search campaign.


Seven hires to date, with more searches in the pipeline, all done within the timescale required.

“We search globally and succeed quickly. It’s a powerful combination!”

Roberta Dutra
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Dresser Rand faced a challenge many of our clients share – the ambition to enter new markets can be held up by legislative and time to hire issues. For Careers in Africa, our regional understanding and ready-to-go candidate pool helped us navigate these problems successfully. Dresser Rand quickly capitalised on these assets, partnering their own direct sourcing with our offering to get the right result quickly

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Search and Selection

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