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Privacy Policy

Company Name: Aberdeen Appointments Agency “AAA” (“The company”.)

Company Contact details:
Aberdeen Appointments Agency
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
AB12 5TX

Company Representative: Neil Turner

Privacy notice
Privacy Notice (including for use on the company website)

Data protection

1st May 2018
Version: Rev 001

The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. At all times we will comply with current data protection laws.

1. Collection and use of personal data
a. Purpose of processing and legal basis
b. Legitimate interest
c. Statutory/contractual requirement
d. Recipients of data
2. Information to be provided when data is not collected directly from the data subject
a. Categories of data
b. Sources of data
3. Overseas transfers
4. Data retention
5. Your rights
6. Automated decision making
7. Cookies
8. Login files
9. Links to external sites
10. Sale of the business
11. Data security
12. Changes to this privacy statement
13. Complaints or queries

1. Collection and use of personal data

a. Purpose of processing and legal basis

The Company will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.

If you have opted-in we may also send you marketing information and news via email/ text.  You can opt-out from receiving these at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” when you receive these communications from us. Where we have had a previous working relationship we will deem that you are interested in marketing information, a soft opt-in.

In some cases we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.

We must have a legal basis to process your personal data. The legal bases we rely upon to offer our work-finding services to you are:

• Your consent
• Where we have a legitimate interest
• To comply with a legal obligation that we have
• To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you

b. Legitimate interest

This is where the Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us.  Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:

• Managing our database and keeping work-seeker records up to date;
• Providing work-finding services to you and our clients;
• Contacting you to seek your consent where we need it;
• Giving you information about similar products or services that you have used from us recently;
• Disclosure of information relating to potential criminal acts or security threats;

c. Statutory/contractual requirement

The Company has certain legal and contractual requirements to collect personal data (e.g. to comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, immigration and tax legislation, and in some circumstances safeguarding requirements.)  Our clients may also require this personal data, and/or we may need your data to enter into a contract with you. If you do not give us personal data we need to collect we may not be able to continue to provide work-finding services to you. 


d. Recipient/s of data

The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:

• Clients (whom we may introduce or supply you to individually or as part of a project or service)
• Former employers whom we may seek references fromcookie
• Payroll service providers who manage payroll on our behalf or other payment intermediaries whom we may introduce you to
• Other recruitment agencies in our supply chain
• Any other  third parties who carry out audits to ensure that we run our business correctly
• Our insurers, legal advisers
• Any public information sources and third party organisations that we use to carry out suitability checks on work-seekers e.g. Companies House, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Medical Council (GMC), DVLA, credit reference agencies
• Government,  law enforcement agencies and other regulators e.g the Police, Home Office, HMRC, Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate (EASI), Local Authority Designated Officers (LADOs), GLAA; and
• Any other companies within the Sword Group
2. Information to be provided when data collected not from the data subject 
Categories of data: The Company has collected the following personal data on you:

Personal data:
• Name, address, mobile no., email
• National insurance no.
• Nationality (through right to work check)
• Qualifications and past experience

Sensitive personal data:
• Health information including whether you have a disability
• Criminal conviction

Source of the personal data: The Company sourced your personal data/sensitive personal data:
• From jobs boards, LinkedIn
• A former employer
• A referee whose details you previously provided to us
• Cookies
• Public information sources and third party organisations

3. Overseas Transfers 

The Company will not transfer the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

4. Data retention

The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also require us to keep different data for different periods of time. For example, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.

We must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation. This is currently 3 to 6 years.

Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your personal/sensitive personal data, we will do so in line with our retention policy (a copy of which can be provided upon request). Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your personal data/sensitive personal data.
5. Your rights
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

• The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
• The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
• The right to rectification of your personal data;
• The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
• The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
• The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
• The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
• The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
• The right to withdraw consent at any time.

Where you have consented to the Company processing your personal data/sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting Neil Turner (Neil.Turner@Sword-Group.com). Please note that if you withdraw your consent to further processing that does not affect any processing done prior to the withdrawal of that consent, or which is done according to another legal basis.

There may be circumstances where the Company will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. Where this is the case, we will tell you and we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for those specific reasons.

If you believe that any of your data that the Company processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.

You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.
6. Cookies

We may obtain data about you from cookies.  These are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies also enable us to deliver more personalised content.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, click here . Please note that in a few cases some of our website features may not function if you remove cookies from your browser.

7. Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

8. Links to external websites

The Company’s website may contains links to other external websites. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  When you leave our site we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Company’s website. 

9. Sale of business

If the Company’s business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
10. Data Security

The Company takes every precaution to protect our users’ information e.g. firewalls, browser certification technology, encryption, limited access, use of passwords etc.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, consultants, our accounts clerk or a marketing assistant) are granted access to your information.

The Company uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of email/ the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason the Company cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via email/ the Internet.
If you share a device with others we recommend that you do not select the “remember my details” function when that option is offered.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can email Neil Turner (Neil.Turner@Sword-Group.com)

11. Changes to this privacy statement

We will update this privacy statement from time to time.  We will post any changes on the statement with revision dates.  If we make any material changes, we will notify you.

12. Complaints or queries

If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact: Neil Turner (Neil.Turner@Sword-Group.com)

You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.

Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 This Aberdeen Appointments Agency (AAA). Notice ("Notice") applies to this website ("Website") and to any websites, branded pages on third party platforms (such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter) and applications accessed or used through such websites or third party platforms (“AAA Sites”), which are operated by or on behalf of AAA, its subsidiaries and/or affiliated companies (hereinafter “AAA”, "we". "us", "our"). This Notice sets out how we collect and process information about you on the AAA Sites through the use of cookies. We use the term "cookies" in this Notice to refer to website cookies and to similar technologies that may collect information automatically when you visit the AAA (such as pixel tags, web beacons, device IDs and similar technologies).

2. What is a cookie?

2.1 A cookie is a small text file or a piece of information that may be stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Almost every website uses cookie technology. Cookies serve a number of purposes such as letting you navigate between webpages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. This functionality makes cookies extremely useful to improve your user experience when you return to a website you have already visited.

3. How long do cookies last for?

3.1 Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies'. These cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'persistent cookies'. These cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date. They can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

4. What other technologies are used to track my AAA visits?

4.1 We may also use other tracking technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to better tailor the AAA Sites in order to provide a better service. These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies. To disable cookies used on the AAA Sites, and therefore any other tracking technologies that work in conjunction with these cookies, please follow the instructions below.

5. What types of cookies do we use?

5.1 There are two broad categories of cookies.

5.2 Cookies that are essential for the operation of the AAA Sites, also known as Strictly Necessary Cookies, enable features without which you would not be able to use the AAA Sites as intended. Your consent is not required for the use of Strictly Necessary Cookies, which is why Strictly Necessary Cookies cannot be disabled using the features of or the links on the AAA Sites. However, you have the option to completely disable cookies in your browser at any time. The other category of cookies is cookies which are not essential to use the AAA Sites. Nevertheless, these cookies do still fulfil important functions. You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings or by using the links provided in the list below. However, if you do so, various functions of the AAA Sites may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.

5.3 The specific types of cookies served through the AAA Sites are described below:
(a) Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through the AAA Sites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like stored passwords for log-ins, would not be possible.
(b) Analytics Cookies: These cookies collect information that is used in aggregate form to help us understand how the AAAp Sites are being used or how effective the AAA Sites are. This information will be used for the purpose of evaluating your use of the AAA, compiling reports on the AAA Site activity for the AAA Site operators and providing the AAA Site operators with other services relating to the AAA Site activity and internet usage.
(c) Functionality Cookies: These cookies collect information to help us customize the AAA Sites for you. They can be used to recognise you when you return to the AAA Sites. This enables the operator to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
(d) Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make our advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
(e) Social Media Cookies: On some pages of the AAA Sites, third parties that provide applications through the AAA Sites may set their own cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. For example, when you follow the AAA using a social media button on a the AAA Site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us. Some pages of the AAA Sites may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies.
(f) Beacons and Widgets: Web beacons operate in a similar way to cookies and are placed on websites or in an e-mail in order to monitor the behaviour of the user visiting the website or sending the e-mail.

6. How else do we use cookies?

6.1 For further details about how we use information collected by cookies, please see our Privacy Policy.

7. How to control or delete cookies

7.1 You can control cookies served through the AAA Sites using any of the following means:
(a) Industry opt-out sites. You can also refuse cookies served for advertising purposes by many of our third party advertising partners by visiting either: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
(b) Browser settings. While most web browsers accept cookies by default, you can change your browser's settings to reject and/or to remove cookies. As the precise means by which you may do this will vary from browser to browser, please visit your browser's help menu for more information.

7.2 Please also note that if you choose to reject or remove cookies, doing so may prevent certain features or services of the AAA Sites from working properly and therefore affect your experience while on the AAA Sites. Areas of the AAA Sites that can potentially incorporate content from third parties, and which therefore place third-party cookies, will not be available to you. If that is the case you will be informed accordingly. Since your cookie opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in your website browser, please also note that if you delete all cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choices.

8. Changes to the Notice

8.1 This Notice was last updated on 24/5/2018. A notice will be posted on our Website home page for 30 days whenever this Notice is changed in a material way. By continuing to use the AAA Sites you confirm your continuing acceptance of this Notice.

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aaa | international finance

International recruitment on your doorstep

For over 25 years AAA have been placing Financial Professionals internationally.

Our reach to date has been over 20 countries and it’s growing.  Our World Wide network of candidates and knowledge of international markets make us a key partner if you are looking to augment your current team.  We recruit local candidates and expats, rotation and resident.  Sourcing difficult to find candidates is our Craft.

Our craft of international recruitment has been honed over 40 years of uncompromising dedication to the businesses we work for.  Along the way we have developed a specialist international team with the dedication, experience and talent to rise to our high expectations.

From the initial meeting with any client, we make things clear from the start.  Aaa international finance outlines the approach that will best suit your distinctive business needs and constraints.  We work in an open and transparent manner, walking you through the process that has the best chance of success for your business.

The craft of recruitment takes an expert team, but for the highest levels of service and continuity, you will have one single point of contact.  Your dedicated consultant will ensure the highest levels of customer service, from conception to completion of each recruitment project, and even beyond that to make sure everything is running smoothly after placement.

Aaa international always makes sure that candidates have the knowledge, experience and skills to excel in any role we place them, but we go further than that, and consider the following just as important for the perfect ‘FIT’.

Aligning the values, beliefs and behaviours of candidates to companies.

Discovering the short, medium and long-term goals of the candidate and matching them to the company’s vision.

There is more to a job than a set of duties.  Looking at the personal preferences and attitudes of the candidate, as well as the culture and people they’ll be interacting with, is key to successful international recruitment.

Unfolding the process

There are six stages to the aaa International Finance process, each one moulded to fit the requirements of the role.  We take everything into account.

Employing face-to-face service and tools gained from over 40 years of recruitment experience, we delve deeper than the standard job role to define the person that will best suit your business and culture.

Using knowledge gained from a multitude of previous international recruitment projects, we tailor our advertising to the country in question, utilizing both local and international resources.

Using numerous tools at our disposal.

Strict screening process often involving multiple stages including bespoke questionnaire, telephone interview and ‘face-to-face’ videoconference for internationally-based candidates.

Only those candidates with the ‘FIT’ and who have progressed through our crafted, client-specific process shall be presented to you.  You can expect a candidate that understands your business, its values and the challenges you face.  We enable open and frank two-way discussions revealing as much as possible about the candidate so you can make a truly informed choice.

We are also happy to go above and beyond and assist with any further arrangements you require.

When your offer has been accepted, aaa International Finance still provides ongoing support and protects your appointments against counter-offers by applying the Cycle of Resignation™






Masters of International Finance Recruitment

How to Register

It's easy to register with aaa.  All we require is your CV and a little information.

You can use three methods to submit your CV:

  1. Submit your CV by applying to a vacancy that interests you.
  2. Submit your CV by using the contact form on a consultant's page.  The easiest way to access this is to click on 'meet the team' at top of this page.
  3. Submit your CV by emailing it to Applications@aaajobs.co.uk Please also include if applicable what sort of employment you're looking for, your current notice period and whether you would consider permanent, temporary or contract positions.  This will enable us to deal with your application quickly.

What happens next?

On receipt of your CV, it will be reviewed by a consultant who will then call you to arrange a suitable time for you to attend a comprehensive interview.  

The interview

The Interview will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour and will be held at our offices at Deebridge House, 4 Leggart Terrace, Aberdeen, AB12 5TX.  This is to discuss your experience, your aspirations, your availability and how best we can assist you with your job search.  

How do I get there?

We are situated at Garthdee, on the roundabout just on the entrance to the A90 dual carriageway.  We have free on-site parking which can be accessed just off the roundabout, on the left just after the pelican crossing on Leggart Terrace. 

Please click this link to a map for your reference.

Alternatively, there are several busses that you can take from the City Centre, the most frequent being:

Should you require any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us on 01224 211211, we'll be more than happy to help.

We look forward to meeting you!

100 Days and Counting

Deebridge House

AAA has created a unique environment in Deebridge House to offer our clients and candidates a place to discuss careers and business needs alike in a professional confidential setting.




You will be greeted warmly.


Waiting area - stylish and comfortable.


Ample space for meetings and candidate interviews.

Breakout area with screen for training or presentations.

For candidates you are guaranteed a warm welcome, an empathetic listening ear and confidential career advice second to none

For our Clients we offer confidential meeting rooms for candidate interviewing and offsite meetings.

Some of the staff.  Hard at work doing what they do best.


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Senior Electrical Engineer

Lead Electrical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Static Equipment)

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Senior Instrument and Control Engineer

Lead Instrument Engineer

Senior Telecom & SCADA Engineer

Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer

Senior HVAC Engineer


Head of Facilities Engineering

Senior Facilities Designer

Pipeline / Process

Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer (Flow Assurance Specialist)

Lead Process Engineer

Senior Piping Engineer

Senior Pipeline Engineer

Senior Cathodic Protection Engineer

Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer


Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer (Infrastructure / Pipelines)

Senior Project Engineer (Pipelines / Subsea)

Lead Project Control Engineer

Lead Project Engineer

Structural / Survey / Systems / Standards / Safety

Senior Structural Engineer (Marine)

Senior Structural Engineer

Lead Structural Engineer

Senior Surveying Engineer

Senior Civil Engineer

Senior Engineer (Standards & Specifications)

Senior Interface Coordinator (Technical)

Senior Loss Prevention Engineer

Lead Engineer (Standards & Technical Interface)

Lead Engineer (Safety & Environment)


Lead QA/QC Engineer

Senior Environment Engineer

Senior QA/QC Engineer

Supply Chain:

Senior Planning Engineer

Senior Cost Budget Controller

Senior Cost Engineer

Senior Legal Counsel

Lead Contracts Engineer

Senior Contracts Engineer

Senior Procurement Coordinator

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Our History

One of the secrets of longevity and success in any business is the ability to adapt and change. 

Our business is currently in its 5th decade of operation and has seen enormous changes and development in the work place.  We are proud of the fact that we have been at the forefront of these changes and have led the field when many of our competitors have fallen away.

Our ability to adapt and change has been crucial, however, our Directors firmly believe the major reasons for our continued success lie in values deeper than merely the ability to foresee change and act accordingly.

Our Directors and Management team share a common vision and goal;  To be the best in our business and to deliver our service to our customers in an exceptional way.

Our most recent marketing statement to our customers relating the craft of origami to the Craft of Recruitment resonates with our belief that recruitment is all about people, not technology.  Technology is a great tool in the trained hand, but is no substitute for human knowledge and touch.

Our Craft involves meeting you, our Customers, whether client or candidate, and interacting in such a way that we understand your needs, ambitions and challenges, and introducing you to people (not CVs) and opportunities (not job specs) that will match your goals, aspirations and needs.

It’s a Craft, not box ticking or online searching, but offering you genuine advice and service in a professional, personal way.

After working together since early 2014, John Innes and Dave Bruce have invested in and joined the Board of AAA in early 2015.

For some time AAA has been developing their offering to clients and the additions to the Board of John and Dave make a significant statement about the aspirations of the business.

John Innes worked with AAA back in the 1980’s before embarking on an entrepreneurial career. This culminated in his position as CEO with The Amor Group which with his management team, sold to Lockheed Martin in 2013. John brings to the business a vision for taking the company to a new level of service delivery and expertise

Dave Bruce was COO of Amor Energy, a £30 million turnover division that provided high level manpower to the Energy Business in the UK and overseas. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge in delivery of high end service to clients and driving innovation and rigour to our business. The new management team is greatly excited about how AAA will offer customers an unmatched, innovative and fully engaged service in the new oil price era.


New courses

Continually innovating and constantly creating new courses based on our clear grasp of the current development needs of our clients.

These are just a few we have successfully launched in the last year:

Scheduled courses

We offer a timetable of training but we know that these fixed events can be difficult so we constantly review and adjust our dates to reflect the needs of potential clients – often scheduling dates as a result of client’s staff availability.

We would be delighted to have a conversation with you about any of our scheduled courses wit ha view to setting dates that specifically meet your needs.


Most of our work focuses on bespoke development projects for our clients.

These projects involve a real understanding of our clients culture, business objectives and staff development needs. To an extent that we are often seen as an integral part of the organisation – reflecting the values and behaviours inherent to our clients success.

In the last 2 years projects include:

Maersk Oil North Sea – Development and delivery of “Safe to Go” behavioural safety programme.

Halliburton UK – LMD, leadership management and development programme. Continuum worked closely with senior manager within Halliburton to develop and then deliver a highly praised leadership programme reflecting the core behaviours of leaders key to their business success.

AkerSolutions – working with their development team to create a leadership programme for future leaders specifically related to the businesses core values. “Becoming a Leader” was a notable success.

PACT – Promoting Accountability Together – again for Halliburton, this ongoing project, driven from or understanding of this client’s business strategy, aims to encourage individuals to take personal accountability for their actions whatever their role.

We have also integrated development programmes into our “Craft of Recruitment” with the aim of:

Thank you

Thank you for getting in touch.

One of our consultants will get back to you shortly.

unfolding the process

There are six stages to the aaa executive process. These services have been honed over 40 years to give you a smooth, consistent experience with proven results.


Employing face-to-face service and aaa executive tools, we delve deeper than the standard job role to define the person that will best suit your business and culture.


This is where the aaa executive team really differentiates itself from the competition. Our deep knowledge of your industry and trusted contacts within it give us a unique understanding of your issues. The rest is just honest hard work, dedication and time.


aaa executive will select prime candidates and speak to them as if we were part of your organisation. Moulding our techniques and questions to your values, our interviews are focused on the aaa executive ‘FIT’. With unique behaviour-based criteria, we assess people’s motivations and the role’s accountabilities.


With specially designed aaa executive psychometric testing, we probe candidates for the right communication skills, personality and leadership traits for your organisation. We then build a work expectations profile to discuss the ‘FIT’ with both you and the candidate.


With our stringent process of discovery, aaa executive presents you the person, not the CV. You can expect a candidate that understands your business, its values and the challenges you face. We enable open and frank two-way discussions revealing as much as possible about the candidate so you can make a truly informed choice.


When your offer has been accepted, aaa executive still provides ongoing support and protects your appointments against counter-offers by applying the Cycle of ResignationTM.

Rebecca McNally

Our Services

Our Service offering is driven by our customers’ needs.

We have the management team, the operational support function, the facilities and the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver what you need, whether its Managed Services, Outsourced Projects, Supply of Contractors/Temporary Workers, Retained Search Assignments or Traditional Recruitment, we can deliver what you require.

The key is not what we can do, but what you our client needs.

Flexibility, collaboration and understanding your business objectives are key to a successful partnership.  We want to meet, discuss, understand your needs then offer and deliver something different that will give true value.

To help you understand why AAA is different, please feel free to contact one of our Management Team who would be delighted to assist you.

Dave Bruce - CEO
John Innes - Executive Director
Kevin Moreton - COO
Gus Porter - Consultant
Catherine Froud-Williams - Director
Jennifer MacDonald - Associate Director
Scott Leonard - Associate Director

Supply Chain

aaa executive

With an uncommon mix of talent, experience, maturity, and creativity, matched with decades of dedication, our team are masters in the craft of executive recruitment.

The team

Our craft of executive recruitment has been honed over 40 years of uncompromising dedication to the businesses we work for. Along the way we have developed a specialist executive team with the dedication, experience and talent to rise to our high expectations.

Right from the start

From the initial meeting with any client, we make things clear from the start. aaa executive outlines the approach that will best suit your distinctive business needs and constraints. We work in an open and transparent manner, walking you through the process that has the best chance of success for your business.

The service

The craft of recruitment takes an expert team, but for the highest levels of service and continuity, you will have one single point of contact. Your dedicated consultant will ensure the highest levels of customer service, from conception to completion of each recruitment project, and even beyond that to make sure everything is running smoothly after placement.

The ‘fit’

aaa executive always makes sure that candidates have the knowledge, experience and skills to excel in any role we place them. But we go further than that, and consider the following just as important for the perfect aaa executive ‘FIT’.


Aligning the values, beliefs and behaviours of candidates to companies.


Discovering the short, medium and long-term goals of the candidate and matching them to the company’s vision.


There is more to a job role than a set of duties. Looking at the personal preferences and attributes of the candidate, as well as the culture and people they’ll be interacting with, is key to successful executive recruitment.

Developing our craft

Like grand masters in the fine art of origami, aaa has finely tuned its recruitment skills with decades of dedication.

Unlike impersonal job search sites, we read between the lines. An unrivalled knowledge of businesses and candidates allows us to go beyond the normal box ticking and match working cultures with personal characters. For a crafted professional service, come to aaa.


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What some of our Clients and Candidates have been saying about us:

Following on from my PhD and whilst searching for a position in industry, AAA stood out from other agencies I’d contacted by inviting me for a face-to-face interview. I met Sasha, who quickly established what my core strengths were, my aspirations, and relevant, transferable experience. Sasha was then able to correlate this with current open positions available from a broad number of contacts. Not all job descriptions made it immediately obvious that I would make a suitable candidate for the role, but by discussing it together and thinking a little outside of the box, Sasha helped in planning a tailored covering letter that explained to the potential employers what I had to offer. After a single meeting Sasha was able to secure me an interview with my future employer. Had I not had the careful assistance from Sasha that I did, I would have found this initial introduction to my employer very difficult if not impossible. I’m very grateful to Sasha whose approachability and professionalism made AAA the only agency I would recommend to others in the future. - Barry Taylor | Technical Test Analyst | Petrotechnics Limited


I have found Aberdeen Appointments Agency to be a first class recruitment agency. The quality of service provided has been excellent, the staff very friendly and committed. They listened to all my requirements when I was looking for a recent replacement to my finance team and matched them perfectly. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone looking for a good value and quality service to go to AAA as their first port of call. - Lesley Blackstock, Finance Manager, The International School of Aberdeen

"I have dealt with AAA on a number of occasions whether it be of a personal nature or looking for top class candidates. In all of my dealings with AAA, Mark and Grant have been the consumate professionals. Their approach to ensuring I got the right match was unparrallelled and their assisstance, advice and professionalism did not go unnoticed. A first class company with first class staff." - Des Caldicott FinstLM MCGI, UK HSEQ Manager

"I have built an excellent relationship with AAA over the years. As a candidate with limited availability, the temp team at AAA have never failed to place me within extremely well-suited opportunities that have developed and enhanced my professional career. The temp team have gone above and beyond matching candidates to jobs, they strive to meet the requirements of both the client and the candidate to ensure that each placement is a match. I have been a candidate for various Aberdeen based recruitment agencies, but none are comparable to the excellent staff and high quality service at AAA" - Ashleigh Duncan, Operations Assistant

"AAA has been my go to agency in Aberdeen for the past nineteen years! I have always found the level of professional service provided, both as candidate and client, to be exceptional. Currently working with Kris Stuart, I find he embodies the ethos of the AAA culture through his ability to gain a full understanding of individual requirements which, when coupled with his unrivaled knowledge of the Aberdeen market, allows him to reach the right people timeously, always exceeding expectations" - Claire Drummond, Tax Manager

"Having been working with agencies in Aberdeen since 2007 I can honestly say that AAA are the best at what they do. I've been on both sides of the coin as an employer and employee and find their approach very professional and personal. My latest role overseas was done with Craig Mackenzie and as always he understood what I was looking for and his understanding of the local market is second to none. Just a simple call and he will keep you updated with an honest assessment and with my latest job role being complicated dealing with an employer in Singapore he was always looking out for my best interests. Six months on and its the best role I've been in. Thanks to AAA and the team!" - Jim Goudie, International Accountant

"I was given a face to face meeting very soon after making contact and received a personalised service throughout. The people at aaa think out of the box and put the client first rather than just chasing fees." - Steve Homer, Programme Manager

"There is only one call to make when needing some new talent to grow your business...... That's to AAA. They attract the best candidates, Listen to what the customer needs and deliver the value accordingly. Great firm to deal with and guaranteed professional recruitment solutions." Paul Goodchild, Managing Director, Sparks Mechanical Services

"I've dealt with aaa both as a candidate and a client (Full disclosure: my partner works for aaa). As a candidate they are always keeping you up to date with the progress of your applications, and attempt to get valuable feedback from interviews at every opportunity. As I client, I've found that the quality of CVs sent are generally superior to the competition. The Consultants also go out of their way to understand the requirements of the position in order to ensure relevant CVs are sent. Providing detailed feedback on rejected CVs allows them to further refine their search criteria, reducing irrelevant CVs as time goes on (A great benefit for ongoing recruitment)." - Fergal Reilly, Senior Application Developer

"AAA have helped us build our team from an initial 3 to currently 12 in an increasingly difficult software development market. The level of candidate we see from AAA is always of an extremely high level, it’s easy to see this is due to the time and care given to every candidate – and indeed employer." - Neil Paterson, Software Engineering Manager, Brightree LLC

"I also worked closely with Sasha at AAA when I was looking for a new challenge last year: Sasha initially called me and asked me to meet him. I remember thinking that having to go and have a face to face meeting seemed like a pointless exercise. I mean, why wouldn't they just submit my CV and take it from there? Anyway, I met with Sasha and it was any thing but a pointless exercise, we had a very thorough discussion and got to know each other, he clearly had also gone to some lengths to get to know the companies which he was recruiting for, as a result he was able to make a suitable introduction on my behalf......and the rest is history. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend AAA" - Matt Nicoll, Key Account Manager

"AAA, in particular Sasha and Rachel, had a "we won't give up attitude" with regards to finding me my 'perfect job.' They're both very easy to talk to and it's obvious they enjoy what they do as they were always enthusiastic and encouraging. I have already, and I will continue to recommend AAA to others as I am very grateful for the professional and friendly service. Thanks again." - Melissa Burnett, Media Developer

"Working with AAA originally as a hirer then as a job-seeker allowed me to see both sides of their game. Quite simply put, I have never been disappointed. Effortlessly remembering applicant details on an extremely personal level means they are already matching candidates to your criteria as you are describing it to them. Please don’t let the friendly and easy to talk to demeanor of their consultants fool you. Under the hood it’s all strictly business. Sasha said on my first meeting that he had ‘the perfect job for me’. I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say he was 100% correct. I now have the perfect balance of work, play & stimulation. I dont just love Monday, Monday loves me." Joe Pykett, Technology Consultant


Who are aaa

For over 40 years the name of aaa has been synonymous with satisfied candidates and clients alike. From humble beginnings, our business has grown and prospered serving customers across the globe.

Headquartered in Europe's oil capital Aberdeen Scotland, aaa are continuously placing high calibre personnel in leading employers of choice, locally, throughout the UK and overseas. Our specialist divisions are highly experienced in sourcing the highest quality candidates and career enhancing vacancies.

Our business is led by our "hands on" Directors and management team and supported by a dedicated team of Consultants and Support Staff.

At aaa we don't want to be one of the crowd rather we strive to offer a service second to none. Our Directors and Senior Managers have over a 100 years collective experience and are passionate about our standing in the business community. To find out more about our ethos and company values please feel free to contact me or any of my co-directors, we would love to hear from you.

For further information contact:

Gus Porter, Managing Director
+44(0)1224 259409



Meet the Management Team

Our Management Team have unmatched experience and domain expertise in the recruitment world. To find out about our unique approach to offering innovative and cost effective solutions to manpower, sourcing and supply, please feel free to contact any of our team for a confidential discussion.

About Us

AAA has been at the forefront of the Recruitment Industry for over 40 years. 

Our brand is synonymous with professionalism, credibility and success.  We believe that in this new oil price era we lead in technical relationship and commercial innovation.  Our culture is about alignment and true partnership with customers.

We have an exceptionally strong management team that brings diversity, experience and knowledge to the recruitment field and a strategy that is focused both vertically and horizontally to deliver quality.

Our service offering has developed considerably from traditional recruitment and we offer our clients a suite of managed services to match their needs.

Should you wish to discuss our cost efficient, value add services, please feel free to contact one of our senior management team.

Dave Bruce, CEO