IOS Africa – Oil and Gas Recruitment

International Recruitment Agency for the Oil and Gas, Engineering and Mining Industries in Africa and the Middle East

Integrated Offshore Services Africa is our overseas recruitment agency. A division of Measured Ability that is steadily emerging as a preferred global recruitment supplier in Africa and the Middle East.

We are an international recruitment agency based in South Africa, making use of the methodologies and competencies that have been successfully implemented for over three decades by Greys Recruitment and Measured Ability.

Our business model is structured with specialist divisions catering to the Mining, Construction and Oil and Gas industries and associated divisions within subsea & marine, drilling, well delivery, rig personnel, health & safety and architectural sectors.

As a recruitment agency in South Africa for overseas jobs we provide permanent, contracting and temporary staffing services to international blue chip clients. With a deep understanding of African cultures, customs and local environments this positions us perfectly to meet your staffing requirements on a local and global scale.

We have 38 year’s experience  in the blue and white collar perm and temp business with our specialist teams administering in excess of 10 000 monthly payroll transactions for clients nationally and internationally.


We provide offshore recruitment services all over Africa and the Middle East, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
      • Dubai
      • Abu Dhabi
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Bahrain
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
  • Africa
    • Kenya
    • Namibia
    • Nigeria
    • Tanzania
    • Botswana
    • Mozambique
    • Angola


IOS Africa services the following global industries with quality staff placements :

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Subsea and Maritime
  • Drilling
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rig Personnel
  • Health & Safety
  • Technology
  • Subsurface



IOS Africa prides itself in being one of the leading outsourcing agents for Africa and the Middle East. All our candidates are interviewed by our highly experienced consultants, ensuring their skills match those required by the client. We have over a hundred thousand candidates in our vacancy database providing unsurpassed measure in our recruitment services.


  • Benchmarked scalable labour pool creation and management in accordance with ISO principles
  • Candidate Competency and Fit
  • Industrial Relations
  • Induction Services
  • Payroll Platform Services
  • Mitigation of inherent in-sourcing risk and insurances
  • Reduction of Employment and Labour Costs

IOS Africa clients grow at a faster pace as employees become released from performing non-core or administrative processes and can invest more time and energy in building the firm’s core business. Our proven track record illustrates that we are the most preferred temporary and permanent outsourcing agent in Africa.


Technology : Continuous improvement

IT , payroll and administration systems are never static , we track market trends and improvements and continuously develop and upgrade both in house and through outsourced providers .

The integrity of our information secured and hosted across multiple locations by international market leaders First Technologies .

CV Database:

Candidate search , selection , job posting and retrieval executed on cutting edge technology platforms .

By utilisation of the latest technology and by means of effective international candidate networks and marketing strategies, we attract the best technical talent from the global market place and supply a wide network of vetted, mobile expatriates.

Vacancy Posting:

Occurring on a single uploading system to comprehensive national and global job forum databases, incorporating all relevant social media sites.

SEO Methods:

Outsourced , refreshed continuously , expanded across global platforms .


We are a sought after employer and enjoy a host of specialist recruiters who have migrated across from other arenas to join our progressive team .

We make use of the methodologies and competencies that have been successfully implemented since 1984 by the members of our group, Greys Recruitment Group and Western Star Outsourcing Group.

Training :

We offer training solutions including On Boarding , learnerships ,Value Added Services training (in and outsourced) bespoke to your requirements.

Workflow processes :

Innovative engineering of work flow processes are based on international best practice.

Administration :

Internal administration and operational processes are based on ISO and benchmarking principles.

Benchmark recruiting :

Prior to a candidate arriving that candidate will have undergone a 25 point screening assessment by a recruiter, audited by a Head of Department.

Financing :

The business enjoys an A rating with Investec Bank.


A client first operationally minded company culture.

Core Values:

No Profit without integrity

Corporate image:

Branded PPE and bespoke uniforms across all client sites .

Legal Compliance :

Attended by Norton Rose Attorneys encompassing Client Service Agreements, Terms of Engagement, Employee Master Agreement and Assignment Confirmation, Employee Induction Handbook, Employee Health and Safety Training Manual, Disciplinary Code, and Grievance and Dispute Resolution Procedures.

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