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Why choose NMS?

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Our tried-and-trusted approach will make the process of recruitment as efficient and effective as possible.


  • We provide a tailored recruitment service to each client 

  • We have dedicated, experienced and specialist consultants to meet your needs

  • We offer a fully flexible service

  • We have a pro-active approach throughout our entire recruitment process

  • We are a team of Consultants that are passionate about placing the right candidates into the right company.

  • We build long term relationships with our clients - we want to work with you whilst your business grows and be there to support it's growth.

  • We give the companies we supply to and candidates the personal service they deserve adapting our recruitment style to suit each company or individual.

  • We can provide testimonials on our service from both candidates and companies - we pride ourselves on the service we provide and we strive to give our very best!


We don’t just meet our clients and candidate’s expectations – we exceed them!


Latest Jobs

Project Manager - Turbo Machinery

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

NMS Recruit are actively seeking experienced Onshore Project Manager with a vast knowledge of Turbo Machinery to join a fantastic company in the marine and power generation sector. This is an office based role with elements of travel within the UK, flexibility and a positive attitude is imperative. Role/Responsibilities To promote and develop business opportunities. Act as key account manager providing single point contact for clients. Planning and execution of planned and emergency field service outages. Responding and adapting to customer requirements. Maintaining high standards of HSE on projects. Work to deadlines and budgets. Qualifications/Experience 5-10 years project management experience. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree or HNC/HND with experience. Experience in service delivery activities. Commercial awareness in contract development and negotiation. Strong knowledge on Steam Turbines Understanding of industry HSSE Standards. Experienced using digital platforms MS-Office package, SAP, CRM. Desirable Experience of working within Field Service Experience of working within workshops/revamps & upgrades capacity. Benefits £45,000 - £55,000 DOE 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Company Car Bonus Scheme Pension To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email and up to date CV, if you don't receive a response within 5 days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Project Manager - Turbo Machinery

City Of Manchester, Greater Manchester

NMS Recruit are actively seeking experienced Onshore Project Manager with a vast knowledge of Turbo Machinery to join a fantastic company in the marine and power generation sector. This is an office based role with elements of travel within the UK, flexibility and a positive attitude is imperative. Role/Responsibilities To promote and develop business opportunities. Act as key account manager providing single point contact for clients. Planning and execution of planned and emergency field service outages. Responding and adapting to customer requirements. Maintaining high standards of HSE on projects. Work to deadlines and budgets. Qualifications/Experience 5-10 years project management experience. Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree or HNC/HND with experience. Experience in service delivery activities. Commercial awareness in contract development and negotiation. Strong knowledge on Steam Turbines Understanding of industry HSSE Standards. Experienced using digital platforms MS-Office package, SAP, CRM. Desirable Experience of working within Field Service Experience of working within workshops/revamps & upgrades capacity. Benefits £45,000 - £55,000 DOE 25 days holiday plus bank holidays Company Car Bonus Scheme Pension To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email and up to date CV, if you don't receive a response within 5 days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Mechanical Field Engineer - Turbo Machinery

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

NMS Recruit are actively seeking experienced Turbo Machinery Field Engineers to join a fantastic company in the marine and power generation sector. This is a field based role which covers installation and service work onshore/offshore worldwide, flexibility and a positive attitude is imperative. You can be based anywhere in the UK to be considered for this opportunity. Role/Responsibilities Identify the main components of equipment/system and explain the working function principles of these parts. Carry out tasks on new installations, maintenance and repairing activities on turbo compressors, steam turbines, expanders and other rotating equipment. Read and understands PID's Competent of writing technical reports. Perform all works to strict health and safety standards. Flexibility to work long hours, weekends and various shift patterns. Qualifications/Experience Graduate from Apprentice training or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with 2 - 5 years experience in rotating equipment (steam turbine, compressors and expanders). Very good knowledge of Rotating Equipment Experience in reading technical documents. Good reporting skills being able to report findings in field writing. Understand how to use measuring tools. New installation and/or service work on at least three types of turbo machinery. Onshore/offshore tickets very beneficial Benefits £25,000 - £36,000 basic DOE Overtime - equivalent to double your salary on your P60. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays For every 3 days you work offshore you gain 1 days additional holiday Vehicle loan scheme after probation Pension To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email and up to date CV, if you don't receive a response within 5 days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Mechanical Field Engineer - Turbo Machinery

City Of Manchester, Greater Manchester

NMS Recruit are actively seeking experienced Turbo Machinery Field Engineers to join a fantastic company in the marine and power generation sector. This is a field based role which covers installation and service work onshore/offshore worldwide, flexibility and a positive attitude is imperative. You can be based anywhere in the UK to be considered for this opportunity. Role/Responsibilities Identify the main components of equipment/system and explain the working function principles of these parts. Carry out tasks on new installations, maintenance and repairing activities on turbo compressors, steam turbines, expanders and other rotating equipment. Read and understands PID's Competent of writing technical reports. Perform all works to strict health and safety standards. Flexibility to work long hours, weekends and various shift patterns. Qualifications/Experience Graduate from Apprentice training or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with 2 - 5 years experience in rotating equipment (steam turbine, compressors and expanders). Very good knowledge of Rotating Equipment Experience in reading technical documents. Good reporting skills being able to report findings in field writing. Understand how to use measuring tools. New installation and/or service work on at least three types of turbo machinery. Onshore/offshore tickets very beneficial Benefits £25,000 - £36,000 basic DOE Overtime - equivalent to double your salary on your P60. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays For every 3 days you work offshore you gain 1 days additional holiday Vehicle loan scheme after probation Pension To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email and up to date CV, if you don't receive a response within 5 days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Network Systems Engineer

Chester, Cheshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly growing telecoms business. My client is seeking an experienced Network Systems Engineer to join the team. Responsibilities You will be responsible for all internal and external systems which include network tools, monitoring systems integration and provisioning systems. A strong Unix/Linux knowledge is required as well as some basic scripting language such as PHP/Python. Basic Programming/Coding of Network tools and Systems. Maintaining the company VM platform. Evaluate new technologies and platforms. Technical implementation of design solutions. Maintaining Network Servers. Network automation. Experience Familiar service provider environment. Strong UNIX/LINUX administration and knowledge of Bind, Unbound, RADIUS, Tacacs. Nginx. Understanding diagnostic tools, Tcpdump, wireshark, NMAP, Netflow. Knowledge of NMS such as LibreNMS or similar. Strong knowledge Databases:MySQL/SQL Experience of managing Virtual Server Environments. Network automation exposure with experience in Python software development and network infrastructure management using CLI, SNMP,NETCONF/YANG and GRPC interfaces. Experience of automation frameworks such as Ansible/Salt and version control systems such as GIT Benefits Up to £45,000 DOE Pension Additional benefits To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email a copy of your up to date CV. If you don't receive a response within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Fibre Designer/Planner North West

Chester, Cheshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly growing telecoms business. My client is seeking an experienced Fibre Designer to develop new networks FTTP. Responsibilities Planning experience of a range of planning situations including core network build, fibre to the premises, use of 3rd Party ducts and diversion works. Innovative approach to design by using a working knowledge of suppliers and products. Achieving results by being aware of business objectives and translating them in to fibre network planning and design work. Carrying out desktop and field surveys. Experience 5 years telecoms experience including a working knowledge of optical fibre cable installation and splicing. Commercial awareness, balancing the financial and quality parameters to meet the desired outcomes. Working with Cad and GIS system design tools. Knowledge of 3rd party networks especially Openreach PIA product set. Benefits £40,000 - £50,000 DOE Signing Up Fee Pension Car Allowance Additional benefits To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email a copy of your up to date CV. If you don't receive a response within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Kitchen Sales Designer

Wirral, Merseyside

Our client is a successful, growing kitchen design business. The business started trading in 09 and was incorporated in 2016, a new and exciting trading style was introduced in 2019. December 2020 will see our client open its brand-new HQ in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. This new location will include a showroom showcasing the very best products, design studio and samples library. The move to Hamilton Square and the appointment of an experience Sales Designer will reflect the five year growth plan set out, in addition to this the business will look to introduce a new shareholder and a new director in the first quarter 2021. The Role The Sales Designer will be a senior member of the business, leading the sales effort, managing the design team and developing the capabilities of the design team. You will be producing designs for customers, as well as supporting the other designers. You will be costing designs and developing the capabilities of other designers to do the same. You will be producing formal quotes and developing the capabilities of other designers to do the same. You will develop and maintain a strong understanding of main competitors, using this knowledge to ensure they provide a better customer experience. Responsibilities Manage the sales funnel Ensure the sales funnel is kept up to date by everyone who participates in the sales process. Produce sales forecast and insights for the leadership team. Lead the sales process Qualify leads to ensure only appropriate leads are kept in the sales funnel Assign design projects to a designer Produce design estimates Present designs to customers Produce formal quotes Follow up with customers Engage with customers to develop detailed requirements. This may be face to face or remote. Develop the design team capabilities Impart experience on the design team Essential Requirements Minimum of 5 years design experience associated with home interiors. Expert user of one leading KBB CAD package. Proven sales record. Full driving license. Strong design portfolio. Desirable Requirements Currently working within the KBB industry. Good grasp of environmental and health issues associated with products and materials. Benefits Package Starting salary of £24,000 - £26,000 per annum. Annual company profit share bonus. Salary progression aligned with business growth. Share options, subject to achieving qualification criteria. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to alex . drury @ nms recruit . com or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Customer Service Administrator

Chester, Cheshire

A Customer Service Administrator is required for this successful and rapidly expanding company based on the outskirts of Chester. Based within a motivated, fast-paced team who take pride in their exceptional levels of customer support your main duties will include: Processing client information and uploading information onto internal systems. Handle incoming and outgoing telephone calls in a professional and courteous manner Handle payments and sensitive information To provide support to the wider team during busy periods. To develop and maintain strong relationships with other internal departments Any other administrative duties as required This role offers a basic salary of up to £20,000 depending on experience and you will be rewarded with 20 days holidays plus Bank Holidays, pension and free parking. The offices are modern and open plan, with the company encouraging a positive and developmental environment. To be suitable for the role, you should have a proven background in administration gained within an office environment and be a competent user of Sage. You will possess strong time management skills and the ability to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment. IT skills must include the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and Sage to a competent standard. Due to the rural location of the company, you must have a full and clean driving license. Email your CV today to be considered for this great opportunity - if you do not hear within 5 working days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Document Administrator

Hawarden, Flintshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join this well established finance business based in Ewloe, Flintshire. As Document Administrator you will produce all the finance documents once the deal is completed - ensuring documents that are sent out to the customer are also received and you will liaise with the funders to facilitate the pay-out process. You will liaise with the end customer and internal departments to ensure all the quality checks are in place. This is a contract role for 6 months starting as soon as possible offering a salary of £18,000 - £20,000 per annum plus company benefits. Hours of work are Monday - Friday 8.45am-5.30pm To be suitable for this position you will come from a finance or banking background, have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment and demonstrate high levels of accuracy and strong administration ability. Email your CV today to be considered for this great opportunity - if you do not hear from us within 10 working days please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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Finance Processing Officer

Hawarden, Flintshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join this well established finance business based in Ewloe, Flintshire. As Finance Processing Officer you will be responsible for processing finance applications once approved through to completion. You will complete forensic checks in line with company's anti-money laundering policy and will ultimately sign off and activate finance deals. You will liaise with the end customer and internal departments to ensure everything is in place to complete and pay out. This is a permanent role offering a salary of £20,000 - £23,500 per annum plus company benefits. Hours of work are Monday - Friday 8.45am-5.30pm To be suitable for this position you will come from a finance or banking background, have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment and demonstrate high levels of accuracy. Email your CV today to be considered for this great opportunity - if you do not hear from us within 10 working days please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. Important Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, NMS will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p : / / w w w . n m s r e c r u i t . c o m / p r i v a c y - p o l i c i e s on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on a d m i n @ n m s r e c r u i t . c o m

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NMS News


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BEST FEET FORWARD AS NMS RECRUIT SHINE A LIGHT ON VASCULAR DEMENTIA

THE team from NMS Recruit have been putting their best feet forward to shine a light on the heartbreaking disease of vascular dementia. Taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s sponsored Glow night walk through Liverpool’s docklands, they strode out to support the charity close to the hearts of recruitment consultant Lindsay Taylor and her family. The sponsored walk took place on Saturday 14th March. Lindsay’s mother Margy was diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago at the age of 55. Lindsay said: “Our family has received an amazing amount of help and support from the Alzheimer’s Society since my mum was first diagnosed with vascular dementia. “There’s currently no cure but treatment can sometimes help slow it down by tackling the underlying cause. All we know is that it will get worse over time – and that’s why research is so important. “We are so grateful to everyone who joined us on the Glow walk and to those who have donated to the charity so the fight to drive out this terrible disease can continue. “This charity is very close to our hearts and every donation means so much to us all.” NMS Recruit, part of the Russell Taylor group of companies, was joined on the 4.5km Liverpool Glow walk by Jennifer Scott, the group’s HR, Quality and Facilities Manager, and they raised a total of £735. Lisa Carew, Operations Director at NMS Recruit, added: “The Glow walk was a great event and a fantastic way for all the team to get together and support Lindsay and her family by raising this huge amount for a very worthy cause.”

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NMS RECRUIT APPOINTS LISA CAREW AS OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

NMS Recruit Ltd has announced the appointment of Lisa Carew as its new Operations Director. Lisa joined the company as Operations Manager two-and-a-half-years ago and since then has been responsible for continuous growth in all NMS’ core operational areas, supplying permanent and temporary labour for the Commercial, Sales, Telecoms and Energy sectors. Rob Kurton, Managing Director at Russell Taylor Group, parent company of NMS Recruit Ltd, said: “Lisa’s appointment as Operations Director is a well-deserved promotion. Since taking over at NMS in 2017, she has built an excellent team and turned around the fortunes of the business. “She has led from the front from day one and, as such, has gained the respect of everyone who has worked with her. NMS has had an another excellent year and the future is very exciting indeed as we look to grow the company even further in 2020.” Lisa, based at the company’s headquarters at Burton Manor, Wirral, joined NMS with an impeccable reputation in the North West recruitment industry. She started her career 25 years ago as a raw recruit herself and went on to run her own business before heading up the NMS operation. She said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed to this new role. It’s been a fantastic journey over the past two-and-a-half-years and I am very lucky to have found an amazing team that works so hard to support me in the growth of NMS. “I am proud of what we have achieved in terms of providing quality recruitment services and building great relationships with businesses both locally and nationally. We have plans to grow again next year and increase the NMS team further by another two or three consultants – so there are exciting times ahead.” As a subsidiary of Russell Taylor Group, NMS Recruit Ltd is part of Russell Taylor Holdings which this year became the fastest-growing privately-owned recruitment business in the UK as well as being named as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

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THE CHANGES AND CHALLENGES OF 25 YEARS IN THE RECRUITMENT INDUSTRY

TECHNOLOGY and its effects on the working world is moving on at such a rate that it’s sometimes hard to remember exactly what was going on yesterday – let alone 25 years ago. But that’s just what recruitment expert Lisa Carew has been doing as she looks back on a career spanning a quarter-of-a-century, a time of change and challenge for an industry where – operating in a fast-paced environment – people still come first. Lisa, Operations Manager at NMS Recruit, has seen the recruitment business from all angles, firstly as a raw recruit herself, then running her own business and now heading up an expanding company supplying permanent and temporary labour for the Commercial, Sales, Telecoms and Energy sectors. As part of the Russell Taylor Holdings group of companies, which is the fastest-growing privately-owned recruitment operation in the UK, Lisa’s appointment just over two years ago was key to driving NMS forward in its expanding marketplace in the North West, North Wales area and working UK-wide within Sales, Telecoms and Energy. She and her team of six, based at the company’s headquarters at Burton Manor, Cheshire, have had an exceptional period of growth during this period, providing specialist recruitment services within their Commercial, Sales and Telecoms Division. But exactly 25 years on from her first day in the job, the values on which she built her reputation still hold good – that quality drives any recruitment operation and that what’s important is knowing what makes a perfect fit between client and candidate. It’s going that extra mile, working out-of-hours to ensure the needs of each client are understood, what they are looking for in terms of skillset and culture fit and then matching job candidates accurately. Lisa, who was 21 when she started her first job in recruitment with Chester-based The Business Connection, learned her trade at a time when the big call centres began to make their mark on the office and commercial landscape in the North West – MBNA and M&S both setting up huge operations in Chester. She said: “I was working as an Account Manager for MBNA and there were 100 temps on site every day. There were plenty of candidates available for work – here was a major company locating to Chester for the first time and bringing to the area thousands of jobs with great benefits and packages. “Other companies just had to sit up and take note. The tone was set for greater expectations by employees over pay and conditions.” Looking back to those early days, it seems hard to understand how a workforce with no conception of technology managed to get vacancies filled. Employers advertised vacancies in local or national newspapers, trade press or job directories and there were no job boards, no websites and no social media. Lisa explained: “It was a world with no internet and hardly any mobile phones. The main direct contact we had with candidates being placed in jobs was via their home landline telephones. “From taking a job from an employer through to sending them a candidate’s CV could take at least a week. We were totally reliant on the postal service but sometimes it was actually possible to get crucial documents delivered by hand. And then there were the fax machines which, at the time, seemed cutting edge but now are like museum pieces.” After eight years at The Business Connection, Lisa set up her own company Brighter Choices, again in Chester, operating in office support recruitment. She said: “By now, the internet was becoming an increasingly powerful tool in recruitment but the business was becoming tougher with more agencies coming onto the market. “Emailing between agencies, employers and job-seekers was beginning to take away real relationship building opportunities, vital to the all-important match of skills, job culture and personality of the key players in the exercise. In this climate, there was also the added pressure of ensuring your credibility in an industry where personal contact with the clients hiring and the candidates applying for vacancies was diminishing.” However, Lisa stuck to her guns and put personal contact at the top of the workplace agenda for herself and her team, simply by just picking up the phone or having face-to-face conversations rather than relying totally on internet working. Recruiting, training, networking and running her own business stood Lisa in good stead for the move to her current role at NMS Recruit. She said: “I’d had many successful years in the recruitment industry, starting from scratch and then building and developing my own agency. However, I wanted to be part of a much bigger organisation and, when this opportunity arose, it was perfect - and it was time for a new challenge. “These challenges are enormous as even more recruitment agencies are now out there competing for business. “It’s a time of major change in the industry when, with addressing the skills’ gap high on most businesses’ priority list, there’s nothing more important than sourcing the right workforce for employers so they can retain people and build their skills to achieve economic growth. “Obviously, some of the greatest changes have come with new technology. Using social media for hiring purposes is now at an all-time high with 92 percent of companies using platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for recruitment. “And today candidates are the ones often in the driving seat, able to command more than just the best salary they can get but the whole jobs package, such as flexible working and career development plans. Some are often receiving multiple job offers and, if an employer can’t offer what they are looking for, they’ll ultimately lose them to a competitor that can. “However, even in this candidate-driven market where speed is as essential to getting candidates in place as providing companies with good quality, highly skilled people, one crucial factor remains constant – the personal touch by recruiters to make sure fast turnaround should never mean quality of candidate selection ever becomes compromised. “Better to have the philosophy of providing employers with quality rather than quantity, even if it means not sending candidates if they are not the right fit. A short-term gain benefits no one. “Twenty-five years on, embracing all the changes and challenges of new technology, economic uncertainty and evolving workplace practices, it’s still the people who come first whether it be the employers filling vacancies, those looking for employment or our own staff.”

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POWER AND TECHNOLOGY JOBS TOP NMS RECRUIT'S "WANTED" LIST TO BRIDGE SKILLS GAPS

SOME of the hottest commodities on the employment market – due to their short supply in the Telecoms and Energy industries - are now high on the job-finding agenda of NMS Recruit. Turbine engineers for the power generation industry and audio visual (AV) technicians for a sector that’s growing faster than global GDP are currently topping the “wanted” list at a time when there’s an ever-increasing need in the UK to address skills shortages. And rewards are substantial for the professionals who realise they are in demand and – apart from carving out a successful careers – can ultimately become top earners. Lisa Carew, operations manager at NMS Recruit who is based at the company’s headquarters at Burton Manor, Cheshire, said: “Both industries are experiencing a growing demand for skilled people, but each for different reasons. “Power generation is typical of many sectors where an older workforce is reaching retirement age so their knowledge gained over a working lifetime could disappear with them, leaving a skills gap in the market. “Meanwhile, the AV market is growing at a pace to keep up with technological advances in areas that are expanding every day – in hospitality, the health sector, education and in retail along with business video conferencing the length and breadth of the country. “However, the common thread is that prime jobs are currently available with lots of potential for career progression. Added to that is the fact that being in demand means bigger windows of opportunity to earn more money.” Senior recruitment consultant Rachel Powell, who joined NMS Recruit specifically to launch its Telecoms and Turbine Engineering Division, said: “The power generation industry is hugely challenging not only from a commercial perspective but also because it’s one that operates in an extremely regulated environment. “Engineers who are working at oil and gas power stations - mainly on contract – therefore have to be highly skilled, have a strong work ethic and, importantly, are trained and certified to the highest Health & Safety standards. “But it means they are operating in a niche market where their expertise and skills are recognised and financially well rewarded.” For AV technicians, who install and operate visual, sound and lighting equipment and complete electrical wiring, programming and basic construction at sites including conference, event and shopping centres, hospitals, schools and universities, their demand is in a sector where the market for professional AV solutions and services is continually expanding.  What was expected to end 2018 as a $186 billion worldwide industry is now forecast to hit $230 billion in 2023, growing – at a 4.3 per cent compound annual growth rate - twice as fast as global GDP. Rachel explained: “AV is no longer just good to have and used for leisure-type purposes; it is changing the way business is carried out and giving companies and services in the health and education sectors a means of operating more efficiently via their communications networks. It is also allowing hospitality and retail concerns to give customers better experiences in their hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. “The AV market in the UK – particularly in London – is already massive and getting bigger. As the market grows so does the number of job vacancies to fill with skilled and reliable people, from junior technical staff starting out in their careers after finishing college to highly-experienced AV engineers trained to the exacting standards the industry demands.” Lisa added: “Interestingly, these jobs in Telecoms and Engineering would not necessarily have been an automatic first choice for people starting out on their career paths. They are jobs that have evolved over recent years as economic circumstances and technological advances have changed the face of the world of work.   “As a result, so many more doors of opportunity are now opening up to a new, modern workforce ready to bridge employers’ skills gaps and to create their own successful, challenging and well-paid careers.