International maritime, oil & gas and mining industry recruiter Faststream opened its new Australian office in Perth today. The office will focus on filling positions for shipping companies, oil majors and mining companies active in the region.
Headed by Ozan Cabadag, an Australian national with an in-depth knowledge of the Australian shipping markets, the office will give local employers access to skilled foreign workers. The move comes after the recent announcement by the Australian government that it will be streamlining the visa process for U.S. citizens, cutting down the previous three-month-plus process.
“Faststream has offices in the UK, U.S. and Singapore with access to a range of very specialized people,” said Ozan Cabadag. “From geologists to ship operators, the Faststream Recruitment Group is able to locate talent globally and bring it into Australia on behalf of local and international employers.”
Western Australia faces a particular skill shortage in shipping sector. The $43 billion Gorgon gas project also requires a vast range of experienced workers.