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What we do at Oscar Energy

Oscar Energy is an award-winning energy recruiter that’s recognised for delivering exceptional recruitment services that cover the full project lifecycle, from technical and commercial disciplines to executive management and leadership.

From our office in Houston, we have established connections to the best talent in the active market as well as a healthy pipeline of passive candidates. As a part of the global Oscar Group, we are well-equipped to deliver staffing solutions across the Americas and have developed a solid reputation for Recruiting Excellence.


The Oscar Energy Timeline











 Lots to come including the launch of our 2nd US office in Austin, TX and the expansion of our Internal Talent Acquisition function with a presence in the US. We are also expanding our sponsorship of Manchester Metropolitan University sports teams to include their Rugby & Netball clubs.

We expand our recruitment services with the formation of our European Team and a presence in Amsterdam. We are named #22 on Sunday Times Best Companies to work for. We are also awarded a maximum 3 star accreditation by Best Companies and are ranked the best recruitment business in the North West of the UK on the BCI. We launch an IT Sales Division to compliment our tech recruitment services.

Our 3rd brand - Oscar Construction is launched; providing white collar construction recruitment services to the US, out of our Houston office. We introduce our bespoke video interviewing platform, Oscar Live!  We open a new UK office in the City of London. We host a series of Diversity in Technology events, Meetups and thought-leadership programmes. Forever Manchester recognise our fundraising efforts for the charity and we are named corporate supporter of the year. We create an Internal Talent Acquisition function to support our ambitions growth plans.

We make The Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For list for the first time. We receive a two-star accreditation from Best Companies. We’re awarded Best Corporate Graduate Site at the Onrec Awards. Melissa Houghton wins the Recruitment Professional of the Year at the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards.

We’re awarded a Best Companies Accreditation on our first time of entering. We win the Global Recruiter Award for Best Small Recruitment Business, The Drum Awards for Best Small Agency and Consultant of the Year. We are also the sole sponsor of the inaugural Code Mobile Event, the biggest of its kind outside of London.

Following the 2014 rebrand we are NORA finalists for Best Large Recruitment Website, recognising the positive changes made by the company in an adverse environment.

We undergo a rebranding exercise from Oscar Associates to split into Oscar Technology & Oscar Energy brands, key is the need for positive impact with the communities we recruit for. Oscar Technology is launched in our US office to mitigate the risk of the collapsed oil price.

Oscar’s now famous “School of Excellence” is created; we appoint an internal Head of Training to develop all of our recruitment staff. We win our first Managed Service Provider contract with a global oil producer - Maersk, in Houston; Oscar staff are embedded on Maersk’s site as part of the process in a true partnership.

 Our first international Oscar office opens in Houston, TX.

Under new management, Oscar moves to Grade A offices in Manchester city centre, heralding a new era for the company and an appetite for future growth and success.



Oscar have been professional, innovative, personable and kept the whole process fun – despite our very tight requirements.


Managing Director, Utilities, Houston, TX

We have been extremely satisfied with the quality of candidates that Oscar Energy have provided us. They have been very good about sending us candidates that fit the profile we are looking for, and have worked at providing candidates in a very timely manner. They have partnered well with myself and all the managers at First Solar

First Solar

I have worked with Oscar on Exploration, Subsurface and Drilling roles for Maersk Oil Copenhagen for little over a year now and out of the seven PSL agencies Maersk Oil has on our PSL, Oscar have placed six candidates with my accounts - the highest number of candidates from any of the agencies. I consider Oscar to be one of the best agencies I work with in terms of providing good candidates, timely follow ups and a good and professional – not too pushy – approach to me as a client. 

Maersk Oil Copenhagen

Thanks for your support and follow up when discussing a position required of Reservoir Engineering Manager.

There was an urgency to get the position filled in less than six weeks that obliged me to get in touch with you. Despite the timing, you were able to provide a list of available candidates of high quality. 

Repsol Algeria

As a hiring manager I get multiple calls off various agencies throughout the day but such is Oscar's reputation and network, I only tend to work with them.

Oscar have also been nothing short of a breath of fresh air to work with. A fantastic company that have the personal touch, they make you feel like an individual rather than a number which so many of the larger agencies do. 


Oscar provided us with several excellent candidates - particularly two senior Geoscientists who are both getting exceptional feedback from the wider business.

I have no hesitation in recommending Oscar.

British Oil & Gas firm

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