AER International is a Global Mining Recruitment business. Our head office is based in Central London with operational offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile and Thailand.
The business was founded by Chris Hume in 2010 with a view to helping international mining companies to attract the best ex pat candidates in often challenging and undesirable locations. Coming from a Search & Selection background specialising largely in international technical project based recruitment, Chris identified a gap in the mining market for a company that could apply the same techniques to these kind of projects that others were only applying to Major contractors in more comfortable countries or at a corporate head office level.
A team was put together of experienced consultants and due to their hard work, persistence, and a willingness to dedicate themselves to roles that some competitors were happy to overlook, success came very quickly and a steady loyal customer base was established. This particular period, however, has not been easy for the mining industry but our philosophy of building close working relationships enabled us to continue to expand and grow into new markets without having to dilute our focus by venturing into other associated industries.
This mining only focus has led us to concentrate on building a world class candidate database segmented by region, languages, skills and disciplines. We have also invested in other software enabling us to track current projects throughout their life cycle from early exploration through to construction and production. This unrivalled knowledge of the industry makes us uniquely placed to act quickly to match clients and candidates together as the industry accelerates the early signs of recovery that we have already started to see.