People make Motive what we are - they are the heart of everything we do.

We are a growth-driven company dedicated to motivating and progressing our team. We only recruit the best.

From the outset in 2010 Motive has been about people.

We are extremely proud of the sustainable growth of our company, and the talented people who make it all possible.

Our friendly, inclusive team really is the best, the work ethic and team spirit we share are amazing!

Motive is committed to recruiting only the most talented individuals, nurturing and supporting them in their careers, helping build, fine-tune and retain specialist knowledge.

We offer fulfilling careers for driven, determined people.


One Team

Our people come from a variety of backgrounds, have different areas of expertise and diverse ambitions, but all share a common mindset: One Team One Motive

Staff Retention

Staff retention at Motive is high, resulting in an exceptionally knowledgable and experienced workforce that works together seamlessly, despite the fast-paced, changeable marketplace in which we operate.

Next Generation

Committed to encouraging young people into the industry, we offer regular Apprenticeships enabling young employees to flourish into the next generation of industry experts.


Tony Clark

Inspection Manager (FZE)

Joining Motive (UK) in 2018, Tony relocated to become our Inspection Manager in the UAE. LEEA and PCN qualified, Tony is a highly experienced offshore technician with over 15 years working in inspection, NDT & rope access. Here is Tony's ‘Staff Story’


Cesilie Skjervik

Management Accountant

Cesilie began her working career at 12 years old picking strawberries outside Bergen, ever since she has always worked part or full time, alongside her studies.

With a varied working background that has included cleaning offices, telemarketing, and working as an Assistant Nurse in a psychiatric hospital, the majority of Cesilie’s career has been spent within the Accountancy and Finance sector.

Joining Motive AS in Norway during January 2020, Cesilie brought substantial experience and knowledge, most recently from a role where she held sole responsibility for payroll and accounting.


Eloisa Antonio

Operations Assistant

Before joining Motive, Eloisa enjoyed working as a Sales Coordinator/Executive where her role involved generating leads, customer service, and order processing.

In 2016 Eddie Moore was in the process of opening Motive FZE in the UAE and looking for an experienced candidate to assist with managing projects.

Eloisa was very much up for a challenge and saw the role as a fantastic opportunity to join the brand-new Motive FZE team as Sales Administrator


Megan Masson

Management Accountant

Megan joined Motive in 2018 having completed her studies at NESCOL, earning an HND in Accounting and Finance.

During her course Megan worked for a local Wetherspoons, moving up to the position of Shift Leader where she gained valuable customer service and leadership experience in a busy environment. Keen to progress her career within Accounts, Megan made the move into a Trainee Finance Assistant role with Motive Offshore Group.


Ryan Thomson

Regional Manager (Scandinavia)

Ryan began his career working for various oil service companies in Aberdeen, most latterly as a plant operator, and for an industrial tank cleaning company. During this time, he amassed a wealth of knowledge about the oil industry; different applications, plant maintenance, and gained valuable experience working on hydraulics learning about high-pressure systems.

In 2013 local company Motive Offshore Group was recruiting for a Proposals Engineer and Ryan seized the opportunity to work for a young, ambitious company where he felt he could advance his career.


Leah Innes

Business Administration Apprentice

Leah joined the Motive Team at Boyndie in 2019, embarking on a Sales and Marketing Apprenticeship which would see her combine studying for a diploma in Digital Marketing whilst working within the sales and marketing departments.

Having really enjoyed Administration, IT and Business at school, Leah was uncertain about taking the university route like many of her friends, instead keen to pursue a role that would allow her to gain on-the-job experience whilst continuing to learn.

Team Motive

As well as offering rewarding careers for our team, we believe in providing our employees with opportunities outwith the working environment to build on the already strong relationships our team has developed.

Team Motive formed organically as a result of staff members seeking opportunities to come together to undertake challenges and fundraising initiatives. Since Team Motive began we have raised over £38k for various charities.

Challenges we have undertaken include:

  • Edinburgh Marathon
  • Erskine Fire Walk
  • Illuminator Night Trail Race
  • The Kiltwalk
  • Strathpuffer 24-hr Mountain Bike Challenge
  • Tough Mudder

We are also proud sponsors of various sports clubs and community initiatives, and in the UAE each year Motive FZE help provide Iftar meals to almost 3,000 labourers during Ramadan.

Motive Offshore is immensely proud of 'Team Motive' and is committed to supporting the team in all its endeavours.

Current Opportunities

Our people-centered approach has got us to where we are today. Be part of something big, be part of the Motive journey!

Our people will always be our most valuable asset. We take great pride in our committed and innovative team, everyone an expert in their field.

Dave Acton, CEO

Team Motive is not just a slogan. Being part of a team is just that, and knowing there are colleagues you can rely on is a comforting aspect of working with Motive. I can ask any member of Motive - from the CEO to the youngest apprentice - for help, knowing they will do all they can to assist. There are not many companies where this is the case."

Bill Gauld, Workshop Manager (UAE)

Motive is a genuinely nice place to work, everyone gets on and there is a good atmosphere. I’ve been with the company nearly 7 years now and still love that every day is different. Managers are always approachable, and hard work is noticed and rewarded."

Michael Strachan, Storeman

I’ve been at Motive for over a decade - it’s been really rewarding to watch the company grow and achieve all it has. Management actively encourage people to follow what they’re good at. I’ve had some fantastic opportunities during my time here, putting my technical skills to good use working onsite all over the world."

David Halkett, Engineering Division Manager

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