Engineering jobs boost for region

Managing Directors Lee Bhandal (far left) and Greg Parkinson (far right) welcome new recruits Matthew Barwell (centre left) and John Bohan (centre right).
Managing Directors Lee Bhandal (far left) and Greg Parkinson (far right) welcome new recruits Matthew Barwell (centre left) and John Bohan (centre right).

A LEADING recruitment firm has launched an engineering and manufacturing division creating a jobs boost across the region.

South Yorkshire based recruitment agency, Elevation Recruitment has added the new division to their growing business, following positive signs of economic growth within the sector and the region’s increased demand for operational and technical staff.

The new division will be run alongside the company’s established sectors of accountancy and finance, sales and marketing, search and selection and office support recruitment.

Joint managing director Greg Parkinson commented: “We have seen encouraging signs of growth from within the engineering and manufacturing sectors: notably AES Seal, and the imminent arrival of Rolls Royce Plc at the Advanced Manufacturing business park in Sheffield.

“We have responded to the needs of the market and those of our existing and new customers in setting up this new specialised division.

“Since we have started to work within this area we have had over 20 vacancies registered with us – clearly reflecting the demand.”

Elevation were also keen to offer their existing client base additional recruitment services on top of their established brands that would be managed by a sector relevant, experienced team of recruiters.

The announcement follows the recent Global Manufacturing Festival, aimed at communicating the UK’s expertise in advanced manufacturing to the world with Sheffield City Region at its epicentre, and news that the manufacturing industry is leading local recovery here in Yorkshire.

John Bohan will head up Elevation’s new engineering and manufacturingd division, bringing extensive experience and in-depth knowledge from the engineering and manufacturing, project management and health and safety sectors to the company.

Bohan will head up a team of experienced sector relevant recruiters, including senior consultant Matthew Barwell who has also recently joined Elevation and brings over seven years of specialist experience from the engineering and manufacturing sector, having previously supplied technical and operational staff within the arena, form global plcs to growing SMEs.

Mr Parkinson added: “We are delighted to welcome John Bowan and Matthew Barwell to the Elevation team who bring with them the necessary knowledge and understanding of the sector to run a robust and successful division.”

Elevation Recruitment, founded in 2010, recently announced an impressive seven-figure turnover for 2011, following an exciting year which has seen major new business wins and the appointment of a new joint managing director, Lee Bhandal.

During 2011, the firm placed over 500 employees in various positions with companies across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The company’s impressive client list includes PWC, WRG, Wilkinson and Polypipe.

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