Recruiting good staff is never easy.
It’s time-consuming to place adverts, sift CVs, arrange interviews, and then there’s the difficulty in assessing a candidate’s suitability for the role.
That’s where we come in.
Our aim is to make the recruitment process as straight-forward as possible. That means you tell us about the sort of person you want to recruit, and we get busy finding them.
We put forward only genuine candidates for interview.
We won’t waste your time. Our selection process is more thorough than most - only candidates with the right skills, experience and attitude will be put forward for interview, and that’s a promise.
Most of our business comes through referral, so we want you to be happy with every aspect of our service. That means we go the extra mile to recruit the best staff for you in a professional and friendly manner, offering unbeatable value for money.
First Box Content
£65K - London
- 14 years’ experience within the Fibre Industry.
- NEC Contract experience.
- Working on projects up to £3M managing multiple projects at one time.
- Strong negotiation skills
Second Box Content
Complaints & Resolution Manager – £40K+ - North West
- 27 years experience within the telecommunications industry working for a leading corporate organisation for the last 20 years.
- Accountable for a team of 14 Advisors across the UK all working remotely.
- Managed several recruitment projects including the transition of 95 candidates from temporary to permanent hires.
- Provided additional support to the Customer Service department through covering Duty Customer Operations Manager position and covering for immediate line manager in their absence.
- Won awards for inspirational leadership and going the extra mile.
- Increase brand awareness as needed.
Third Box Content
SHEQ Advisor (Fibre) – £40K North West
- A qualified Health, Safety and Environment professional with excellent experience within high risk and high hazard environments.
- Health and safety management systems.
- Case resolution
- NEBOSH & IOSH certified
Russell Taylor Group unveils new Training Academy
RUSSELL Taylor Group has begun a major new initiative to equip its workforce with the skills to strengthen the economy. Now with its own Training Academy, the company is expanding its “home-grown” talent focus to train, develop and up-skill its recruitment teams - from apprentices just joining the business to existing staff on a route to senior management roles. Among delegates on the first programme are 10 new trainees recently taken on by Burton Manor-headquartered Russell Taylor Group, its Wirral-based subsidiaries Recruit Right and NMS Recruit and Perpetual Partnerships, based in Knutsford. The intensive course, running from now until November, is being held at Burton Manor and led by Russell Taylor Group’s training partner Andy Cain, a recruitment specialist with industry experience spanning more than 25 years. Company chairman Peter Russell said: “A workplace strategy of training and developing our own home-grown talent to become the white-collar workforce of the future has been at the forefront of our operations since business start-up 17 years ago. In this period, we’ve supported more than 50 apprentices, many of whom have stayed with us to become key players and senior managers. “However, the new Training Academy has taken our focus to the next level as we plan another ambitious expansion pathway for the business. By further investing in talent and training, we recognise that our people are our most important asset. They belong to the future of our business - as we continue to grow so do they. “And for employers working with us to recruit labour, it means we can open up greater doors of opportunity to provide them with the right workforce with the right skills to make their businesses flourish.” The Russell Taylor Group Training Academy will take recruiters through a programme of workshops covering marketplace activity and its current challenges, sales techniques, negotiation, developing client relationships, regulatory compliance and, finally, leading them to a detailed presentation to their managers. Andy Cain, pictured with some of the trainees, said: “The course is intensive, as it needs to be in an industry like recruitment which is fiercely competitive. “The world of work has changed virtually beyond recognition over the past few years so it’s vital that recruiters are equipped with the knowledge and training to perfectly match employers’ current needs with the skills of those seeking work. “The academy workshops are all about success – for Russell Taylor Group and its workforce and for the impact they will have on business’ future hiring processes.” Russell Taylor Group managing director Rob Kurton added: “Having an expertly-trained team of recruiters has never been more important than now. “As a business, we have come through a challenging couple of years in all our operational sectors of recruitment – from technical, engineering and construction through telecoms, energy and sales to industrial and commercial – and forecasts for this year and onwards are looking good. “However, we have a situation nationally where skilled job-seekers are in charge of the labour market and likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. The Training Academy will now see our recruiters uniquely placed to make successful inroads into plugging some of these skills gaps as we all work to rebuild the UK economy.”
The Talent Tent for girls who want to aim high
RECRUITMENT specialists from Russell Taylor Group and NMS Recruit have been encouraging girls to aim high for their job goals as they joined Merseyside Police for the first Leasowe United Community Day on Wirral. Led by group chairman Peter Russell, they also partnered up with local training providers and community groups to introduce young women living on the Leasowe estate to life-changing opportunities and inspire them to take their first career steps. The community day, held at Leasowe Recreation Centre, had evolved from work by Constable Alison Inman and Constable Claire Ryan, from the force’s Wirral Community Team, and aimed at creating safer communities and greater opportunities for the estate’s young people. Top sporting action also formed part of the Leasowe United project as around 150 young sportswomen, aged between 12 and 17 from all over Wirral, competed in an all-female football tournament, designed to build their confidence and realise their potential both on and off the pitch. Operating from the ground’s Talent Tent, Peter and his team - group HR manager Jennifer Scott, Manufacturing Division manager Kelly Newell, Hannah Williams, who runs Scientific Division’s Certification Desk, Isaac Hayes, a former apprentice and now labour co-ordinator, along with Zoe Beard, business support co-ordinator with Russell Taylor Group subsidiary NMS Recruit - gave valuable one-to-one advice to the girls to help set them on the road to further education, apprenticeships and employment. Peter said: “It was an amazing day and a delight to see so many girls showing their competitive spirit and really giving their all to a full day of high-action football. “With our support team of coaches, inspirational achievers and employment recruiters, our role there was to help channel the girls’ energy and skills into the next important stage of their lives - the development of their careers. “Hopefully, we helped to kick-start employment goals and make a difference to the future of these young people.” Merseyside Police Chief Constable Serena Kennedy added: “Merseyside Police are committed to working with our partners and communities and Leasowe United is a great example of what can be achieved when working together. “Initiatives like this that offer our young people an opportunity to bring all their potential to the fore are so important. I hope this inspires them to embrace new challenges and to take the steps to further education or into the world of work.” Russell Taylor Group, main sponsor of Leasowe United, was joined in the Talent Tent by its professional partners Willaston Physio, who provided a physiotherapy service throughout the day for the young players, while The Hive Youth Zone, also supported by the business, had qualified youth workers on hand to give advice about a full range of issues affecting young people to raise their aspirations and confidence.
Distance no object as NMS bridges 8,000-mile recruitment gap
THE perfect job may have been more than 8,000 miles away – but distance was no object for NMS Recruit achieving Shannon Gray’s dream of a new start for her family by working in the UK’s booming Telecoms fibre industry. Within only a matter of days of making the decision to find employment here, Shannon was planning a life-changing move to Manchester from their home in South Africa. A chance CV posted online, picked up inside an hour by NMS principal consultant Rachel Powell (pictured, left, with Shannon), an internet interview date the following day – and Shannon had a job offer two days later. Now settled and happy in her role as a Fibre Planner with network provider Freedom Fibre at their headquarters in Irlam, she said: “Starting this job has been an absolute dream come true. “Although I am still battling with the emotional roller-coaster of moving so far away, being here is like a home from home. “At first I was shocked as it all happened really fast but, at the same time, I was so excited. Rachel has literally helped me and my family achieve our dream of coming to the UK.” Shannon’s career in fibre planning and design began five years ago. She started out, she says, knowing absolutely nothing about the growing industry in South Africa but “fell completely in love with it”. However, she and her husband both agreed to pursue a life in the UK for themselves and their young son – but where to start? She explained: “I decided to take a chance on sending out my CV to companies in the UK Telecoms industry. I saw a position for a Senior Fibre Planner and, although I didn’t have the years’ experience required, I thought I would give it a go and emailed it. “This is where my journey began. Rachel responded within an hour, asking if we could have an online Teams meeting – she liked my CV, she said, and there could be some other opportunities I could apply for. I was so happy. “Rachel decided to take a chance on sending my CV to Freedom Fibre and the very next day I was given an interview date. Two days later I had got the job. “Accepting it was a difficult decision to make but we realised this was our opportunity to have a better life, especially for our son. I had to make the journey here by myself - probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. “Leaving them both behind wasn’t easy but knowing I was being helped by Rachel, as well as starting work for an amazing company, helped ease the process. From the very beginning, she was an absolute blessing. She was so hands-on, explained everything and kept me in the loop all the time. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to have helped me land this position. “Professionalism isn’t even a word I can use to describe her way of working as she is way more than that - I have made a really good friend as well!” Lisa Carew, Operations Director at NMS Recruit, added: “The rapidly-moving digital world in which we operate means we can now fast-track employers and job-seekers into employment. “Going the extra mile – in this case more than 8,000 of them – and setting Shannon and her family on the road to a new life has been a very rewarding experience for Rachel and the team here at NMS “However, creating that perfect fit for Freedom Fibre and Shannon was more than a job-matching exercise. It was a unique challenge and one where Rachel’s people skills and precise knowledge of the Telecoms market brought such a speedy, successful result for everyone.” Four months into her role at Freedom Fibre, Shannon looks back on the vital support she’s had from her employers, from the HR team who helped ease her in to a new life so far away from home – both from a workplace and personal perspective – to her friendly and helpful colleagues. She said: “I work with an amazing team and we have gelled well together. I absolutely love what I do and working for a company like this is beyond what I could have ever have hoped for. “Words can’t describe how grateful I am for everyone taking the chance on me. It has been such an adventure.” Praising Shannon for her life-changing actions, Keith Vicary, Head of Fibre Design at Freedom Fibre, said: “Overcoming the extremely difficult circumstances and the emotional roller-coaster of experiences to make a new start here - especially during those early days - is testament to Shannon’s character, her desire to succeed and total commitment to providing a new and more stable life for her family. She has come through with flying colours. “Shannon has quickly become an integral and reliable part of our design team and her bubbly personality is infectious. She’s a real asset to Freedom Fibre and a role model for others with similar ambitions. “She’s also proof that women, in this male-dominated industry, do have a rightful and valued place alongside their male colleagues.”
Electric vehicles accelerate NMS Recruit’s environmental commitment
COMMITMENT to the green agenda is moving up a gear for NMS Recruit as the business begins to go electric for its company vehicles. Leading the way for NMS, part of the Russell Taylor Group of companies, is Operations Director Lisa Carew whose vehicle is among an expanding fleet of three fully electric cars and three hybrids, all of which can be charged at business’ Burton Manor headquarters. Russell Taylor Group Managing Director Rob Kurton sees the switch from petrol and diesel as another route for the company to embed sustainability into workplace culture. He said: “We have always been aware of our responsibility to act environmentally and socially and listen to the concerns of our employees who see action for change as a major part of their lives. “Switching to electric vehicles is yet another way to reduce our carbon emissions and set us on the green path to help tackle environmental issues.” Already, NMS recycles all its paper and card through a locally-based waste carrier. Milk is also delivered daily in recyclable glass bottles, again from a local dairy. Although face-to-face meetings with employers hiring staff and with candidates seeking employment have now been resumed after the pandemic, recruitment consultants are focussed on cutting down on travel to reduce carbon emissions and are continuing to use Zoom and Teams where they can to conduct business. The company also encourages staff to take up the government Bike2Work scheme where employers can offer tax savings on bikes and cycling equipment, creating healthier lifestyles and reducing environmental pollution. As the electric car fleet increases so will the number of charging points in the Burton Manor car park. For Lisa, the switch to electric travel has becoming life-changing. She said: “Apart from it being the right thing to do to create a cleaner environment, the other benefits are huge. Running costs are much lower and the car gets charged up while I’m in work – so no more queuing at the petrol pumps.” In a bid to accelerate the UK’s road to net zero, the sale of cars fuelled wholly by diesel or petrol will be banned by 2030. A ban on the sale of hybrid cars is then set to follow from 2035.