Our History

From its incorporation at the turn of the century to today, WTS Energy has continuously grown to become a global provider of motivated, ambitious technical professionals to national and international Oil and Gas, Energy and Engineering companies. In a dynamic market, we continue to develop solutions to meet our customers evolving manpower needs. Many more markets are yet to be won, and are ready to take on the challenge. Here is our history.

2000

JW Scholten founds www.worldwideworker.com, a job board for the global Energy industry marketing job postings and CV search accounts.

2001

Opening office in Houston, USA

2002

www.oilcareerfair.com is launched in cooperation with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (www.spe.org). It organized Recruitment Events and Job Fairs at Global Oil and Gas events and provided consultancy services in Human Resource management.

2002

Opening first office in the Middle East in Dubai, UAE, later followed by a second office in Abu Dhabi and a rep office in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

2003

Addition of Recruitment and Manpower supply services company offerings

2005

Opening first West-African office, in Lagos, Nigeria, followed by establishing a representation in Libreville, Gabon

2007

Frederik Rengers becomes CEO of Worldwideworker

2009

Period of expansion rapid expansion in the Middle East
- Opening joint venture office in Amman, Jordan.
- Establishing representative offices in South Iraq (Basra) and North Iraq (Erbil) and Sanaa, Yemen.

2010

Worldwideworker Online Services is sold to Dice Holdings (NYS: DHX).

2010

Launch of WTS Energy with a focus on Global Recruitment Campaigns, Manpower Supply/Technical Assistance and Payroll Outsourcing Services to the Global Energy industry

2011

Period of business growth and company expansion focused on Recruitment Campaigns and the delivery of Local, Asian and Western Engineers to Oil and Gas and Energy projects around the world.

2012

Continued business expansion and focus on further developing a blue chip, compliant payroll and employment capability for oil and gas engineers and construction engineers around the world. WTS Energy is during this period operational in 50 countries.

2014

Implementation of WTS Energy ‘Cloud’ strategy where all Admin systems move to state of the art Cloud environment. Company continues to expand organically and through acquisitions to new markets with the
- Establishment of our first office in East Africa in Maputo, Mozambique
- Acquisition of Koli Consulting and creation of WTS Energy Central Europe, in Belgrade, Serbia

2015

Continued growth in challenging market conditions:
- Expansion of operations in Gabon to Port Gentil
- Establishment of a key partnership with Target Oilfield Services, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
- Acquisition of Radar Recruitment, Kenya and creating of a hub office in East Africa.

2016

Launch of the “WTS International” brand to support Clients with activities in Engineering and Construction and Technology projects in East Africa.