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Spencer Ogden Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
2010
Company - Private
Energy
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Spencer Ogden is a global energy, engineering and infrastructure recruitment company, recruiting the best talent across the world. Our markets include oil & gas, renewables, power generation, nuclear, utilities, mining, automotive, built environment and ... Read more

Mission: We offer our graduates an intensive training Academy when they start at Spencer Ogden, as well as a clear progression plan and ongoing career support. If you are interested in joining the Spencer Ogden team, head to www.socareers.com

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    Spencer Ogden wins two awards at the 2018 Global Recruiter APAC Awards | Spencer Ogden

    Spencer Ogden, the leading energy, engineering, and infrastructure recruitment company, was recognised at the 2018 Global Recruiter APAC Awards this month. The company received two awards, including Best In-House Training and Best Recruitment Company.

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    SO Promoted! Meet Senior Recruiter, Pauline Nadua | Spencer Ogden

    Pauline Nadua talks about how she achieved her recent promotion, and offers advice to graduates who are considering a career in recruitment. Prior to SO, I was working for a similar business that specialized in delivering training services to upstream oil and gas companies.

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Spencer Ogden – Why Work For Us?


SPENCER OGDEN: THE AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL ENERGY, ENGINEERING AND INFRASTRUCTURE RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS

Energy, engineering and infrastructure industries are ever-changing landscapes. We recruit the best international talent across all sectors, providing industry-leading services to our clients and candidates that they won’t find elsewhere, for any stage of the project lifecycle.

In short, we’ve put our big industry experience and forward thinking where the action is.

WORK AT SPENCER OGDEN

At Spencer Ogden we specialise in global energy, engineering and, infrastructure recruitment and are looking for talented and driven graduates, experienced recruiters and managers to join our internationally award winning business.

As one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the world, and one that covers many energy, engineering and infrastructure sectors, there are opportunities for ambitious graduates and experienced recruiters alike to learn and succeed in a fantastic working environment. 

Our secret weapon is our Academies, where we provide an intensive training ground for the world’s top graduates. Career progression is a top priority for us, and several of the company’s Directors started the company as graduates, coming through the Academy. It is this innovative culture and way of thinking that has got the company to where it is today.

At Spencer Ogden, we know our people are central to our success. To help you harness your potential, we have a team of experienced in-house trainers to support your journey and growth with us. Our world-class programmes consist of modern-age recruitment modules ranging from live activities, through to advanced 360-degree reviews - all with a blended learning approach.

Life at SO is more than recruitment. Our vibrant culture is a crucial aspect of our success and while we do work hard, we also know how to have fun along the way. Our ability to be truly international by offering our clients and candidates a global service is crucial to our business. We believe that providing our staff with an inspiring and invigorating environment supports the work they provide. We also celebrate our grequent success with regular competitions, incentives and parties.



HR ASIA AWARDS 2018 - RECRUITMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR

This prestigious list ranks the UK’s best companies to work for, evaluating gender splits, training opportunities, and careers progression. Spencer Ogden has ranked in the Top 100 Best Companies list for two consecutive years, with our Academies receiving special recognition.


THE SUNDAY TIMES INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200


We are honoured to have ranked 91st in the HSBC International Track 200, and this year marks our fourth consecutive year in the exclusive list. 

The Award ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest growing sales.






FILLING THE SKILLS GAP

As the industry grows and evolves, the skills of its workforce have to follow suit. We specialise in knowing the right people for the job and our candidates have the unique experience and expertise that makes them an invaluable part of this evolution. 

Working across a wide range of sectors is a significant advantage too. We identify the skills that are transferable, which means emerging industries get the full benefit of candidates who have honed their talents in more established markets. 

And whether you’re thinking about contract positions, permanent roles or executive search, we lead the market when it comes to placing talent where it’s needed.

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    Pros

    Having worked at other agencies in the industry I can say with full confidence that Spencer Ogden is a truly special and unique place to work.

    Positivity is promoted and wins are celebrated - there is a hard working culture of success driven, like minded people who enjoy the fruits of their intense labor. There is a real feeling of leading from the front with support from management given you a real sense of togetherness rather than working for them, as can be the case in this industry.

    Cons

    I can not see any real downsides to the company, there is a fair and cohesive environment producing consistent success which employees see in their paychecks and incentives.

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Spencer Ogden Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Spencer Ogden (London, England) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I went in for the first interview with my portfolio and my CV. The whole interview process took around 45 minutes and it was quite relaxing. I was able to discuss my previous project in depth for my interviewers to understand where was my idea come from and what is my design practice.

    The second stage of the interview was to finish a spread layout design for an existing brochure for internal recruitment. The most challenging part of this task wasn't the design, in fact, it was how to source the right font and find the right photos for Spencer Ogden.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have a couple of project in hand and the CEO asked if you can help him with something. Then you also received a phone call from another office (in a different time zone) to urgently finishing a graphic for them. How would you handle this?   1 Answer
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Spencer Ogden Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Small), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, National Business Awards - UK, 2013
  • Best Recruitment Company to Work For, Recruitment International Awards, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2014
  • International Track 200, Sunday Times, 2013
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