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Mining recruitment for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Mining companies in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region are not isolated from wider recruitment challenges: that of an ever-increasing demand on companies to attract and retain talent in a competitive market, as well as delivering operational outcomes.

We’ve got local teams on the ground, so you can call us in your local time zone. Whether you’re seeking talent in South Africa, West Africa, Europe, or any other EMEA region, we have someone who understands the local market to walk you through your recruitment journey.

In working with us, you can leverage our global network of 75,000+ mining contacts and market knowledge. And you can gain access to talent that is not limited to your region’s data pool or active job seekers.


Europe, Middle East and Africa

100% mining-focused recruitment

For over 20 years, we’ve made mining talent consulting and recruitment our life’s work. We specialise in supporting mining operations in over 50 countries, helping a mixture of junior, mid-tier and large-scale mining operations source incredible talent.

Our expertise spans from targeted talent search to onboarding support and everything in between.

In 2003, we started off as an HR consulting firm in Perth, Western Australia. Now we’re one of the world’s premium talent consulting and recruitment companies. We know our specialty and we would be honored to help your mining operation find the people it needs.




Our offices and teams globally

With an expert team of recruiters positioned strategically across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and throughout the Americas, our reach might be global but our focus is local.

For 20+ years, we’ve run recruitment and talent consulting projects across 170 countries in the mining space.

When you partner with us, you benefit from our global network of 75,000+ mining contacts and market knowledge. You gain access to active and passive talent inside and outside your region’s candidate pool.

Our team have more than 20 years of experience recruiting mechanical, technical and executive mining talent for companies across the EMEA region and beyond and are ready to help you place your next role or team.

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Exceptional candidate experience

We represent our clients’ brands with pride and care, and consequently, continue to deliver a world-class NPS score which reflects the recruitment experience that candidates have had with us. A recent client scoring showed 75% of respondents rated us a 9-10 out of 10 and would highly recommend Globe 24-7 to their friends and colleagues.

This score reflects our focus: on the people, candidates and clients that form the foundation of solid, long lasting, thriving company cultures.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Our Recent Work

  • B2Gold, Fekola Mali: Managed high volume Malian national recruitment programme, from manager to technician levels
  • Eramet, Senegal: Managed both expat and national recruitment programme for existing operations and $100m expansion programme
  • Euro Sun: Provided early-stage support with CSR/ ESG positions critical for project development in
  • Romania Adriatic Metals, Bosnia: Managing all expat recruitment for greenfield polymetallic project $100m
  • Dundee Precious Metals, Serbia: Supported talent mapping of Serbian mining professionals overseas and locally to identify suitable candidates in market Executive level/C-Suite searches with Americano Nickel, North Gold, Roxgold, Endeavour (CEO, CFO, COO)
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Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

  • Ivanhoe Mines: Exclusive recruitment partner, recruiting over 135 expats to build a copper smelter in the DRC.
  • Ambatovy: Exclusive provider to source all expatriate workers for the past 6 years in Madagascar.
  • Roxgold: Staffed all expatriate employees on underground gold mine start-up in Burkina Faso – $0.4 Bn copper start-up project. Responsible for hiring their HR function, providing HR support during the process whilst recruiting over 40 of their expatriate roles.
  • African Minerals Limited: Staffed 200+ expatriates on $6Bn port, rail & mine start-up in Sierra Leone.
  • Perseus Mining: Strategic recruitment partner for local Ivorian staffing program.

Client case studies in EMEA

We have deep industry knowledge and understanding of the local mining markets in which we operate globally. Through Globe, you will have access to a dedicated team experienced in sourcing any position from technical specialists, to entry-level, right through to C-suite roles.

EMEA Placements

Here is an overview of the roles and positions we have placed across the region. These range from entry-level through to C-suite roles.

C-Suite and Senior Management

Chief Executive Officer | Chief Financial Officer | Chief Operations Officer | Chief Technology Officer | Vice President | Country Manager | General Manager | Director

Engineering & Technical

Construction | Contract Manager | Engineering | Exploration | Geologist | Technical Mine Planning | Project Management & Control | Tailings | Civil and Earthworks

Production & Maintenance

Automation | Electrification | Maintenance | Planning | Metallurgical | Production & Maintenance | Mobile Maintenance | Operations | Technical Services | Electrical, Control & Instrumentation | Health & Safety | Security | Environment

Admin & Corporate

Accounting | Commercial | Communications | Community Relations | Finance | Administration | Human Resources | Information Technology | Legal | Supply Chain | Sustainability & CSR | Business Administration | ESG Management

Trade Positions

Driller | Driver | Electrician | Mechanic | Boilermaker | Fitter | Warehouse | Parts Controller | Auto Electrician | Welder | Cleaner

Why us?

We take great pride in fostering and maintaining exceptional candidate experience. We focus on build strong relationships with our clients, candidates and broader industry connections giving us a wide, 100% mining focused network reach.

We take our work with our clients’ brand and reputation very seriously. A recent survey of candidates that have worked with us showed that 9 out of 10 of them would recommend us again. As a result, we were celebrated for ‘exceptional care’ and continue to deliver a world class score of 75 (23 points above standard).

Tailored recruitment for your company

We don’t just look for hard skills and experience. We take time to understand your business and its people and put in place a highly customised roadmap to ensure we find the best cultural fit so your leaders can make a positive impact. Whether you need temporary contractors, permanent hires, or specialised project teams, we have the flexibility to deliver tailored solutions that align with your objectives.

Our streamlined recruitment process ensures a quick and efficient turnaround, enabling you to fill positions promptly. From initial candidate screening and assessments to interviews and negotiations, we handle every step of the recruitment process with meticulous attention to detail.

Enhanced screening

Our approach is data-driven and is backed by the most recent industry research. Whether it’s the psychometric assessments we use to match candidates or the assessment of industry salary benchmarking, you can be confident all our decisions are backed and qualifiable.

What our clients say

“I have personally worked with Globe 24-7 since 2019. Globe 24-7 speaks about a partnership and not a contract – their representatives strive to build this partnership by offering excellent candidate profiles, by sharing their knowledge of the mining environment and by providing sound recruitment advice. We look forward to a continued partnership with Globe 24-7 and their RPO team.”
Talent Acquisition Manager
Placed Multiple roles, 7-year RPO
“Globe are always professional, ensure that they are on top of the assignment and understand the African and wider mining recruitment industry. They prioritise communication and give regular updates throughout the process to ensure all parties are informed. I highly value the team for the dedication and support and recommend them for recruitment services, they are among the best in the business!”
HR Manager
Barrick Africa
Placed Multiple roles, 2+ years
It has been a pleasure to partner with Globe 24-7 on recruiting a Vice President Operations for Minerals Refining Company (“MRC”) person and achieving results in a short period. We were introduced to top quality candidates during the process and Agata Sobolewska did a great job calibrating the profile in every interaction we had. I Iook forward to a continued working relationship with Globe 24-7.
Vice-President, Massey, LC. Venture Capital Firm
Minerals Refining Company (MRC)

Our regional team

Brett MacDonald

Regional Manager, EMEA and North America
London, UK

Brett brings a wealth of experience in talent acquisition and management, with over 20 years working with multinational enterprises across the globe. He has in-depth knowledge of partnering with companies to help them achieve their best outcomes when searching for talent, particularly within resources, logistics, construction and chemical industries. With first-hand experience and success recruiting in Africa, Middle East, APAC and South America for both local and expatriate talent, Brett and his team, are able to support all areas of mining recruitment.

Daniel Shaw

Delivery Manager, EMEA

Daniel leads our client management and delivery of services within the EMEA region. He has a broad knowledge of the mining industry, gained from working with many different clients from a variety of mining sectors. His strong search capabilities combined with mining and technical knowledge helps Daniel ensure Globe is delivering the best solution for our clients. Daniel is also responsible for leading our senior executive searches utilising his network of global mining executives.

Dewald Van Der Merwe

Senior Client Relationship Lead, EMEA
South Africa

Dewald is our Senior Client Relationship Lead for the EMEA region. He holds a BBA Degree, coupled with more than 10 year’s recruitment and business management experience within the mining and engineering sectors. He enjoys contributing to the growth and success of our clients and our own organization. He has been directly involved in managing multi-million dollar engineering projects and has looked after key account clients. He has built-up a strong professional network during this time and can communicate well across all technical levels.

Clare Parkes

Client Relationship Lead - EMEA

Clare is an experienced international business development and client relationship manager, with on-the-ground experience throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Previously having worked with The Economist and the Economist Intelligence Unit, Clare now operates as a Client Relationship Lead for Globe in our EMEA region. Skilled in relationship building, networking, and negotiation, with a strong ability to adapt quickly in new and changing business, social and cultural environments, Clare possesses the talent to close major contracts with C-suite and key decision makers due to excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Contact our Europe, Middle East & Africa team

Don’t let talent shortages hinder your mining operations. Partner with us to access the best mining professionals in EMEA. Our industry knowledge and personalised approach will empower you to build a high-performing team that drives your mining projects forward.

Contact us using the form below to discuss your mining recruitment needs in EMEA.

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How does your agency meet the specific staffing needs of mining companies in diverse EMEA locations?

We understand that no two locations, mines or mining companies are the same. Each requires it’s own considerations, requirements and technical skills to operate at capacity.

With several offices and a wide, highly specialised network of experienced recruiters across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, our agency offers tailored local recruitment with a global reach. Regardless of the social, cultural, linguistic or legal factors of any given role, we have the expertise to match you with the best candidates for your role.

Does your agency support mining companies in building diverse and skilled teams?

Yes! As a company, Globe is committed to building diverse and inclusive teams and it’s embedded in our recruitment strategy. We work closely with clients to build not only skilled but also diverse teams, fostering innovation and long-term success for mining companies in the EMEA region.

How can Globe help my mining company achieve recruitment success?

Long-lasting recruitment can be the missing puzzle piece your business needs to ensure and maintain operational success. In an already competitive industry, a good specialised agency will give you access to a pool of untapped, top-tier executives with the necessary skills, experience, and industry knowledge.

Agencies like Globe help establish good processes and give you access to active and passive mining talent. They bring in the right knowledge to ensure due diligence is done the first time around to nail time-to fill roles. They spend time to fully understand the job and the people you need to ensure the best cultural fit for long term retention and overall success so you can achieve your goals and stay ahead of the competition.

Is working with a mining recruitment agency to recruit executives worth it?

Although mining recruitment agencies charge a fee for their services, these pale in comparison to the endless hours of effort and resources they save doing it in-house yourself. The specialised knowledge, networks, and experience they bring to the table let you expertise. By working with an outsourced agency you get to streamline your entire recruitment process. You save time and effort, and shrink your time-to-fill while increasing your success of finding executives and mining talent who can drive real change, long-term growth and profitability of your business. 

How do you ensure confidentiality during the recruitment process?

Your confidentiality is extremely important to us. We maintain a high level of discretion when handling sensitive information like candidate resumes and personal details. We have clear communication channels, obtain signed confidentiality agreements from all parties, and handle information securely to protect the privacy and interests of both the client and the candidates. 

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