Professional search experts

Cygnet is an international professional search firm specialising in recruiting functional and project management teams in capital-intensive industries.

Whether you need exceptional talent to manage your new project, an experienced interim to bridge a leadership gap, or expert coaching to improve team performance, we can help.

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Your challenge, our expertise

We concentrate on the sectors we know and understand: the natural resources, energy and infrastructure sectors, including mining, oil & gas, industrials, engineering, renewables, and technology. This tight focus means we have an in-depth understanding of your business, your operating environment, and your challenges. Our advice and the way we work is continuously scrutinised against, and informed by our ongoing research programme.

Mining management

Mining continues to be an important focus for our business. Our knowledge of this complex sector and the cyclical challenges it faces is unparalleled in search and recruitment.

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Oil, gas and energy

Our knowledge and networks in the energy sector include services for oil and mining, water companies and non-conventional renewable energies.

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Engineering, construction and infrastructure

Our understanding of the needs and requirements of the engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors has been forged over three decades.

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Future of industry and digital strategy

Our clients benefit from our access to some of the leading minds focused on digital strategy implementation, including artificial intelligence and robotics.

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Environment, social and governance

Successful ESG management needs experts in the field to ensure that plans are iterative and flexible enough to adapt as projects are developed and host community or government priorities change.

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HR, finance, commercial, supply chain and HSEC

Our network of industry support function specialists in Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Security is second to none.

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Global reach

With Cygnet offices in Australia, Chile and the United Kingdom, and access to Swann Group resources in five continents, we’ll help you make well-informed hiring decisions for your management teams around the world.

Focused on your strategic outcomes

We have a suite of flexible, well-proven, solutions to identify the best people to help you meet your strategic priorities. Combined with our deep industry expertise and global presence you’ll find our approach adds lasting value to your business.

A new name with a long history

Cygnet is a part of the Swann Group.
We share the Group’s purpose and passion in working with people who are dedicated to helping our industries thrive and grow. Cygnet’s clients benefit from Swann Group’s three decades of experience, leading reputation and trusted worldwide network of sector specialists, candidates and clients.

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Latest insights

Through our blogs and white papers, we seek to add to the understanding of emerging issues in the industries we support. Whether we’re publishing the results of primary research or sharing a point of view to spark debate, we hope to be interesting, original and insightful.

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