Hays, the world’s leading staffing and recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people has announced it’s continued expansion of its market leading Engineering recruitment division. The move will double Hays’ presence and capacity in the region with the creation of a new division in our Hays Kuala Lumpur office and doubling the size of it’s highly successful Engineering team in our Hays Sunway office, further cementing it as the largest and most geographically established recruitment team of its kind in Malaysia.

This division will be an expansion of the global recruitment firm’s existing Manufacturing & Operations capabilities to include the broader spectrum of the engineering function across the energy and utilities sector. The move is in tandem with the global green energy boom that has seen Malaysia playing an increasingly bigger role in recent years, particularly in the field of solar energy that has seen increasing government support through subsidies and incentives. It also expands on the resilient manufacturing sector in Malaysia that has seen increased public investment into specialist areas like R&D.

With more than a decade’s worth of local and domain experience, Hays has now assigned a dedicated and expansive team of recruitment specialists to service the growing demand for roles in specialist engineering functions. The development of this business unit also marks a shift in focus for the firm, from more operational hiring expertise to that of specialist and highly skilled personnel in the engineering sector. The division will cover the full spectrum of the engineering function, from manufacturing and operations to energy, utilities, mining and even civil engineering.

The growth of the engineering division is yet another expansion milestone for Hays in Malaysia, and fresh off the recent expansion of its office in Sunway. Commenting on this, Marcus Chin, Manager for the engineering specialism in our Hays Sunway office in Malaysia, said, “Our recruitment experts in Malaysia have spent years building presence servicing the manufacturing and operations sector in Malaysia. However, with the rate growth of the energy and utility sector in Malaysia, it became increasingly clear to us that there was a large area of non-manufacturing functions in the market that required dedicated recruitment services. With this expansion, we hope to increase our area of focus and augment the growth of the specialist engineering function in Malaysia through our specialist recruitment services.”

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About Hays Malaysia

Agensi Pekerjaan Hays (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd ("Hays Malaysia") is one of the leading specialist recruitment companies in Malaysia in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of industries and professions. We provide mid to senior level recruitment services across both finance and commerce industries. We have become known as the experts in sourcing regional and global candidates, as well as returning Malaysians.

Hays has been in Malaysia since 2012 and boasts a track record of success and growth, with two operating offices located in KLCC and Sunway. At Hays in Malaysia, we operate across the private and public sector, dealing in permanent positions in the following specialisms: Accountancy & Finance, Banking & Financial Services, Construction, Digital Technology, Engineering, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Operations, Marketing & Digital, Procurement, Supply Chain and Sales.

About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is a leading global professional recruiting group. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe, Latin America and Asia. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. As at 30 June 2020 the Group employed c.10,400 staff operating from 266 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2020:

  • the Group reported net fees of £996.2 million and operating profit (pre-exceptional items) of £135.0 million;
  • the Group placed around 66,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 235,000 people into temporary roles;
  • 17% of Group net fees were generated in Australia & New Zealand, 26% in Germany, 23% in United Kingdom & Ireland and 34% in Rest of World (RoW);
  • the temporary placement business represented 59% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 41% of net fees;
  • IT is the Group’s largest specialism, with 25% of net fees, while Accountancy & Finance (15%) and Construction & Property (12%), are the next largest
  • Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA