The Danish based recruitment company MARPRO Search & Selection, reports that they now have the capacity to take on new assignments.
The managing director Jakob le Fevre elaborates: “When we launched MARPRO Search & Selection in medio 2017, it was the first recruitment company in Denmark to focus 100% on positions, that requires candidates, with a maritime experience. Initially, the challenge for us, was to get the message out, and build up a reference list. We started out as a two-man operation and thus naturally had a limitation in capacity. We have been able to expand the number of assignments processed in parallel, by implementing latest online tools and optimizing our procedures”.
During the 2 years since the launch, MARPRO have assisted on more than 60 assignments with a maritime angle, both sailing crew, shore based commercial and technical specialists, agents and senior management. The company is now preferred recruitment partner for several well-known companies and is in an expansion phase.
Jakob le Fevre says: “Based in Denmark, it was logical for us to approach the local companies, where we had personal relations and start assisting them. In 2019, the word of mouth has spread globally, and we found ourselves involved in assignments in The Netherlands, Brazil, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany and South Africa. It has always been important to us, that we were able to maintain the high standards and not take too many new clients in, before we were confident that we could assist them the best way possible.”
MARPRO came out with a positive result in 2018 and the money will now be invested in an expansion of the activities. The company moved into a new and larger office in 2019 and is now in process of expanding the team, both with more employees in the office in Denmark and local recruitment partners world-wide. The focus areas for the coming year, besides the home base, Scandinavia, is Germany and The Netherlands, but the company are preparing to setup an office in the USA too.
According to Jakob le Fevre, the success is based on several parameters. First, Jakob le Fevre have been active in the maritime industry in high profile jobs globally for more than 30 years and has a very large network (nearly 20.000 connections on LinkedIn). Secondly, the online universe build up with both the maritime portal maritimeprofessionals.net with more than 10.000 active users and social media channels with more than 75.000 members and followers and finally the fact that MARPRO delivers a solid service at a very reasonable price.
If you are in the market for skilled profiles with a maritime background, you can apply for assistance online via this link: https://www.marpro.dk/recruitment/search-selection/
and receive a proposal within 24 hours.
See a short introduction to MARPRO in the video below.