Manchester-based specialist recruitment agency, Cordant Technical & Engineering, is expanding its team of consultants in response to a significant uplift for jobs in the engineering sector. It is now looking for 12 more consultants, to add to its current staff of 25 and has further plans to increase the total number to 72.
Established 21 years ago, Cordant Technical & Engineering recruits for permanent and contract roles all over the UK and abroad. Its clients include many of the major engineering companies including ABB, Bureau Veritas, Doosan Babcock and Weir Power & Industrial.
Cordant Technical & Engineering is part of Cordant Recruitment, which has the backing of the £720 million Cordant Group.
Cordant Technical & Engineering has established its headquarters at 1 St James’ Square, Manchester. It has committed £2 million towards attracting and retaining staff, £300,000 of which has been spent on a major refurbishment and state-of-the-art technology in its 6,000 square foot office.
The new roles are for permanent and contract consultants in infrastructure, renewables, aerospace and defence and to add to the existing recruitment teams specialising in technology, power transmission & distribution, nuclear power & process. Applicants could be experienced sector consultants, or non-industry-specific recruitment consultants, however the company will also consider sales people or engineers who want to move into technical recruitment.
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, they can expect a significant investment into their training and personal development. All new employees undergo a bespoke 12-week initial learning plan, followed by a residential induction course with other new recruits and a long-term personal development plan with courses delivered by experienced learning and development professionals. In the last 12 months alone, the team delivered 262 training days on 182 courses.
Shaun Simmons, Managing Director of Cordant Technical & Engineering, comments: “Over the last 12 months we’ve seen a significant uplift in demand from all our clients. Engineering as an industry has always had a skills gap and we are looking at new and creative ways of filling those roles, particularly attracting women into the industry.
“Attracting the right people into our own team is absolutely crucial and we can offer them one of the best working environments in the area and opportunities to carve out a career in an exciting and growing industry. We are particularly proud of our training and development programme which enables new recruits to develop productive working relationships with their managers and peers, gain a thorough understanding of our core business values and develop their own skills and knowledge through a multitude of courses and learning opportunities.”