Techconsult UK, based at the Wilton Centre, near Redcar, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new apprentice and the internal promotion of current team member Ashleigh Yeoman to recruitment consultant. Louis Cargan, 19, joined the team as a recruitment administration apprentice in March 2017.
Sarah Taylor, office manager at Techconsult UK, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce these two appointments to our team here at Techconsult. Ashleigh has been an important member of the team here for four years. She has worked extremely hard, picking up all the knowledge and skills, she understands the needs of our clients and this has led to this natural promotion within the company.
“And with Ashleigh moving up the ladder it has been great to welcome Louis to the team. He has hit the ground running in the short time he has been with us and we look forward to seeing his progression at Techconsult.”
Techconsult, which offers business solutions by specialising in highly skilled candidates in the process and petrochemical, oil and gas, renewable, subsea, science and civil engineering sectors, has been seeing demand for specialist services rising.
Steve Guest, UK managing director at Techconsult added: “Opportunities are growing in areas such as biotechnology chemicals and civil engineering.
“Techconsult’s highly qualified specialist recruiters are already working with a host of clients on some fantastic job openings in a number of sectors. With the expansion to our team we want to collaborate and work in partnership with more businesses, both in the region and further afield in the UK, to help recruit them the perfect candidates.”
Techconsult UK is a successful international business that is growing. It has a large number of candidates on its database, including engineers, technicians, project managers and technical administration personnel. The company, which has a strong foothold within the North East has ambitions to capitalise on growth opportunities in areas across the UK.
Techconsult UK based at the Wilton Centre, near Redcar, which specialises in finding candidates for highly-specialised roles in industry and science, has already recruited three roles for Stockton-based Axiom Engineering Associates and is set to recruit several others for the company in the first quarter of 2017.
Since 2013, Techconsult has been helping Axiom with different parts of the recruitment process, assisting in salary surveys, drafting job descriptions and posting adverts; and the relationship is going from strength to strength as it looks to make new appointments this year.
Techconsult UK managing director, Steve Guest, is delighted to be continuing this partnership with Axiom and is excited to be there to see the company continue to grow.
Steve said: “Axiom is highly focussed in what it offers. It is one of the most successful independent inspection and preventative maintenance specialists working in the UK process, manufacturing, automotive and renewable energy sectors.
“I am delighted to see Axiom and the engineering sector continue to grow on Teesside and we are extremely proud to be their sole supplier of recruitment and resourcing services across the UK.”
Techconsult UK’s lead recruiter for Axiom, Iain McCabe added: “It has been a pleasure to work with Axiom over the last four years helping them source numerous key positions in the company and we are excited to be in a position to help them in the recruitment of these further positions in 2017.”
Over the last five years Axiom has sustained 15-20% year-on-year growth and looks to continue in the same vein over the next 5 years.
Dr René Hoyle, Axiom’s co-founder and director, said: “As a highly-specialised materials engineering, mechanical engineering and inspection organisation, our biggest constraint is finding the right people with the right skills and attributes to do the job in question.
“Steve has been a great help with that for the last four years and as we continue to grow we are very happy to be putting more recruitment opportunities his way.
“We know he does a good job for his clients, which will allow us to do a good job for ours.”
Techconsult UK, based at the Wilton Centre, near Redcar, has supported the Materials Processing Institute’s (MPI) expansion.
Bosses at MPI, which operates from a site near Middlesbrough, wanted staff for its commercial team, and approached Techconsult, which finds workers for roles in the process, oil and gas, renewable and subsea sectors.
The MPI says the move sustained plans to strengthen research services and provide extra help for smaller companies to develop technology.
The recruitment drive has seen MPI’s marketing manager Andrew Cargill join alongside Andrea Parr, business development manager for the chemicals and process sectors.
Dawn Huntrod has also been appointed as business development manager to look after the newly-formed SME Technology Centre.
Techconsult is now searching for another business development manager with energy and engineering experience.
Chris McDonald, MPI chief executive, said: “The appointments are helping to establish the institute on both a national and international basis and are integral to our future growth.
Steve Guest, Techconsult UK managing director, said the partnership offers optimism in an area hit by job cuts.
He added: “The MPI’s plans to diversify is a really positive story at a time when Teesside and the wider region is still reeling from the closure of the SSI plant in Redcar.
“There are lots of fantastic businesses in the North-East that are developing some really exciting products and our skills mean we can find the right people to help them remain in the North-East and grow.”
Recruitment consultant office manager Sarah Taylor is celebrating after completing the ultra-marathon running event the Hardmoors Princess Challenge on behalf of the Butterwick Hospice on Teesside.
Sarah, who works for Teesside-based recruitment company Techconsult UK, completed the 31 mile run which takes in places including Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar on the Yorkshire coast.
The senior recruitment consultant said: “At times I did wonder if I was lost but a quick “have you seen any runners down this way” to passing walkers was all the reassurance I needed to know I wasn’t lost.
“Running along the top of the cliffs of Whitby was a bit tricky, windy and quite muddy but I put my head down and pressed on. I can honestly say that I absolutely loved this event and will be doing it again next year.”
Sarah was running on behalf of the Butterwick Hospice which Techconsult support as an organisation.
Techconsult Managing Director, Steve Guest also an accomplished marathon and club-runner said: “We encourage our employees to get involved with charitable work and we try to promote a healthy living culture in the organisation.
“We chose to support Butterwick Hospice back in 2012 because I have personally had experience of their work through friends and relatives that have used their services, so it was an easy decision to support them both personally and corporately.
“I am delighted that Sarah is challenging herself and doing some good fundraising for the Hospice as well.”