24 Feb 2017

We are proud to announce that after our previous Achilles pre-qualifications we are now also pre-qualified with the German branch, Connexio.

A big thank you to all colleagues involved in achieving this great result.

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HZ Open Day

31 Jan 2017

Experience the atmosphere of the HZ University of Applied Sciences on Saturday February 4th. The HZ Open Day is a good way to find out which bachelor program suits you best. You find all the information you need to make the decision of your favorite bachelor program. Each course holds information sessions with information about the study, courses and programs.

Come over and meet our consultant Brenda van der Sluijs en Pim Hooghart.

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Edisonweg 4, 4382 NW Vlissingen, Netherlands.

Saturday February 4th from 10.30AM to 3PM.

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STC open day

20 Jan 2017

On Friday January 27th and Saturday January 28th, the STC will organize their annual open days. Companies are invited during these open days in order to provide information about internships, job opportunities and career prospects. Pupils and students will give tours and of course, everyone can take a look at the simulators.

On behalf of iPS, our colleagues Merel van Spijk and Christian Arnoudse are present in Rotterdam in order to answer all the questions you might have.

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New colleagues

29 Dec 2016

We are proudly announcing our latest additions:

Brenda van der Sluijs joined iPS as a Jr. Consultant at the Offshore, Oil & Gas department in Scheveningen. After her Bachelor European Studies and Communication Management (Marketing & Communication) she has worked in several positions. Her most recent position was In-house Consultant with Quality Uitzendbureau. You will be able to reach Brenda at +31(0)884479444, or via

Chantal van Velsen has joined iPS as a Payroll Officer at our Wages department in Capelle a/d IJssel. Chantal has many years of experience in the field of payrolling and HR. Her most recent position was Payroll Advisor with Payroll Talent BV. Chantal can be reached at +31(0)884479432, or via

As from 2nd January 2017 we will welcome Esmee van Oord again. Esmee will resume her former position as a Sr. Consultant at the Offshore, Oil & Gas department in Scheveningen. You will be able to reach Esmee via

As from 3rd January 2017 Karina Tjaberings will start in our office in Capelle a/d IJssel as a Receptionist / Telephone Operator to replace Kim Petit-de Vos during her maternity leave. Karina will work 3 days per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Karina can be reached at +31(0)884479470, or via

We wish all four ladies success with their new challenge!


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New colleague: Jackelynne

23 Dec 2016

One of our international offices has an addition to their team!

Jackelynne Fair Sy Cabigunda has started 21st November 2016 as a Payroll Officer in our Dubai office. You can reach Jacklynne via:

We would like to welcome her to iPS and wish her good luck with her iPS-adventure!


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DEME - MLC 2006 Audit

09 Dec 2016

Yesterday we welcomed DEME in our head office in order to audit our MLC 2006 convention implementation. It was very interesting to discuss these matters with a client and see the convention from their point of view. 

It is good to see that they were very impressed by our Management System and how we implemented the convention into our work processes.

A special thanks to our colleagues Joke Schroeten and Jeffrey Nouwen. 

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ISO 9001:2008 audit

23 Nov 2016
Yesterday we had two auditors from Bureau Veritas in our headquarters to audit the global iPS Management System. We are very proud to announce that we we passed the audit with no nonconformities. This indicates that the work processes of our offices in the Netherlands, Mexico, UAE and the UK are conform the high standards of ISO 9001:2008.
We would like to thank all colleagues involved in achieving these great results.
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New colleagues.

04 Nov 2016
Our teams worldwide are enlarging! Here are our latest additions:

Hugo Prade joined us as Business Manager Energy and started per November 1st. He has a bachelor degree in Commercial Economics. His former experiences  include the oil & gas recruitment business, as from 2012 with Brunel as International Account Manager / Business Development Manager. You can reach Hugo via and/or +31 88 447 94 53.
Stefan Moesker also joined us as Business Manager Energy and started per November 1st. He holds a bachelor degree in Marine Engineering and has a proven track record in commercial functions in our industries, recently as Managing Consultant Oil & Gas with Xelvin. You can reach Stefan via and/or +31 88 447 94 52.
Daniel Gardiner started per 17 October and joined us as a Local Manager in our office in Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico and. Daniel is American and has lived in Mexico for over 20 years. In his previous job he worked for the shipping company MX Shipping in Lazaro Cardenas. You can reach Daniel via  and or +52 938 382 8200.
Karon Larry started September 28th in our UK office as a Payroll Officer. She has diplomas in manual & computerised payroll and has worked in payroll previously for AXA and various companies over the years. You can reach Karon via and/or  +44 16 42 67 91 35.
We wish them all success with their new challenges!
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Achilles UVDB Registration

21 Oct 2016

We are very proud to announce that we are now a fully registered supplier on Achilles UVDB.
UVDB is the supplier management community for the United Kingdom utilities industry.

We would like to thank all colleagues involved in achieving this great result.

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MLC:2006 Audit

20 Oct 2016

We are very proud to announce that we have obtained a continuation on our MLC:2006 certification. The inspections by 'Bureau Veritas' resulted in no non-conformities.

We would like to thank all colleagues involved in achieving these great results.

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Offshore Energy Exhibition 2016

18 Oct 2016
The Offshore Energy Exhibition is the only offshore energy dedicated event in the Netherlands and has been breaking records since the first exhibition in 2008. 
Just one more week for the exhibition to start!
It is the event for expert coverage of the exploration as the production of conventional oil & gas energy resources, and also for the renewable part of energy mix such as wind and marine energy.
See you there!
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Press release

03 Oct 2016

Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, October 3rd, 2016

PRESS RELEASE             

Organizational Changes in anticipation of iPS’ 2020 growth initiative.

iPS announces the appointment of Hans van Burk as Director Sales and Marketing. Hans (43) has extensive sales experience within the energy and maritime industry, recently as Commercial Director of Palfinger Marine. Hans started October 1st.

Further elaborating this dedicated team with Hans van Burk, iPS also announces the appointment of Hugo Prade (38) and Stefan Moesker (46) both as Business Manager Energy as per November 1st.

With the new set up, the increase of professionalism and experience, iPS expects to have formed a stronger building block to secure a more commercial focus on an ambitious growth path.

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iPS wins!

03 Oct 2016

Last September we got the news that we were nominated in the “Excellence Oil & Gas HR” category as a result of our colleague Thomas Joyce his presentation on the subject ‘offshore Jack-up rig crewing and HR’.

During the Offshore Achievement Awards for Jack Up Rig & Lift boat in Dubai on October 3rd, our peers voted for us as “best in category” resulting in iPS winning the “Excellence Oil & Gas HR” award!

Our colleagues Boudewijn Blatter and Thomas Joyce were present to receive our award.

We are grateful for this amazing success!

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Welcoming new colleagues

30 Sep 2016

We are proud to announce that we have enlarged our teams.

Vincent Bal has joined our Permanent Staffing team as Sr. Consultant. He has worked as a consultant in the offshore, oil & gas and civil industries with “Bouw & Civiel Peroneelsdiensten”. Vincent can be reached at: and/or: +31 (0)88 447 94 20.

Another addition to our Permanent Staffing team is  Diandra Sneevliet as Jr. Consultant. After completing her Bachelor Entertainment Management studies, she has worked in several positions before her most recent job as a recruitment consultant. Diandra can be contacted at: and/or: +31 (0)88 447 94 24.

Jeffrey Nouwen has joined us as our new QHSE Officer. After completing his Bachelor Commercial Economics and Master in Marketing studies, he has worked at “Brunel Energy” for the setup of a Compliance and Quality department within the company. Jeffrey can be reached at: and/or: +31 (0)88 447 94 83.

Christopher Izalde has joined our Permanent Staffing team in Mexico. He has joined us as Sr. Consultant after working for several years in the industry at a major recruitment company as well as “SGF Global”. Christopher can be reached at:

Israel Reyes has joined us as Jr. Consultant in our Permanent Staffing team in Mexico, after working in recruitment for several years. Isreal can be reached at:

We wish our people success with their new positions!


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21 Sep 2016

Offshore Achievement Awards 2016

3rd October 2016, the second edition of the Offshore Achievement Awards for Jack Up Rig & Liftboat will take place during the annual Offshore Jack up Middle East (OJME) conference in Dubai.

This event brings together many rig owners, designers, equipment manufacturers and professionals from the industry. The awards recognizes the best organization(s)/individuals that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

iPS Powerful People is honored to be nominated as finalist in the “Excellence in Oil & Gas HR” award category, and will be present at the awards ceremony.

Registered vendor of Qatar Petroleum

We are now a registered vendor of Qatar Petroleum and will start tendering with them. The state owned company from Qatar operates in all oil and gas activities including exploration, production, refining, transport and storage.


We are proud with these achievements and see them as steppingstones for further success within the Middle East region.

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Energy Day 2016, Mexico

13 Sep 2016

On Tuesday the 27th of September 2016, The British Chamber of Commerce will be organizing the 15th Energy Day. This event has grown to be most important energy seminar  in Mexico. The yearly event is expected to be attended by 650 participants from the oil and gas industry. Energy Day will be attended by main industry stakeholders, decision makers, investors and customers from the sector.

During the day, information will be provided on topics like reforms, the future of Mexico, market key players, the evolving energy sector and many others. The peak of the day program will be the interview between  the CEO of PEMEX and the Country Manager of Shell. iPS – Powerful People will be present and sponsoring the event.

Location: Hotel Camino Real Polanco, Mexico City.

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