The extremely successful Worcester office has recently added another string to its bow. The opening of a new Construction division led by Branch Manager, Mike Pratt, will see the team in Worcester now recruiting for roles across this sector. All types of specialists, skilled and unskilled roles. Everything from Site Managers and Quantity Surveyors to Bricklayers, Plumbers, Electricians and Labourers.
Here, Mike talks about why now is the right time to launch this division in Worcester, and what the construction team can offer both candidates and clients.
The growing construction market in Worcester
When I started in the Worcester office, I had supported some existing clients with skilled workers as part of broader recruitment campaigns. People like painters, carpenters, and bricklayers. At the time, we started to build a robust database of skilled workers, but construction wasn’t really part of the plan in the Worcester branch.
At the end of 2021, I noticed a significant increase in the levels of construction in Worcester and the wider area and started to see a sustained increase in ad-hoc requests for tradespeople. And then we were being approached by local construction companies as they had heard on the grapevine about the quality of these people we had placed.
So, I put together a strong business case, spoke to the senior management team and Richard East our Chairman, and they agreed that it was feasible to open a construction department in the Worcester branch. With some planned revamps to our website and some networking in the area we officially opened the new Construction department in March.
Looking for a role in construction?
Here at RE recruitment we really do live by our motto of “Expect More”. We get to know you as a candidate, understand your skills, experience and the work environments in which you thrive. The construction industry can be a tough and daunting place – especially for those just starting out in their career. However, we’re here to support you by placing you in the right role, in the right business, on the right site. We never push candidates into roles that aren’t suitable simply to plug a gap. That wouldn’t be good for you or our client.
Once you have been placed the work doesn’t stop there. We stay in contact to make sure that the role is right for you and that you are developing. And in the world of construction, projects (big and small) come to an end. Therefore, we make sure we stay up to date on new skills and experiences that you’ve gained and ensure we have the next perfect role ready for you.
Supporting your construction business
At RE Recruitment, we have five offices with coverage and contacts across the UK. So, whether you’re a small local business or a large national construction company we can help you find the right people for your workforce. We make sure we fully understand your needs when we start working with you. This begins with visits to your office/site(s) so that we have a deep understanding of your projects, the working environment and your workforce requirements. We become an extension of your business. This puts us in a great position to find the right person or people for your business and ensure that the candidates are completely up to speed on what is required before they start working with you.
We really do have that local and industry knowledge but with the support of a more comprehensive geographical coverage across our other offices. This is important for bigger projects where we can support in attracting candidates from a wider area, as well as assisting with transport and accommodation where required.
We understand that the demand for labour within the construction industry goes up and down throughout the year. We can support short term contract placements and temporary roles for those busy times of the year, or more longer-term roles where you are looking to fill a permanent position within your organisation.
I’m really excited at how things have already started in this new phase for RE Recruitment. The new department is busy, but we always have time to meet both new candidates and clients. So if you are looking for work in the construction industry or are in the construction business and have a role or roles that you need help finding quality people for, then we would love to hear from you!
Phone- 01905 788 090