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ATA targets capital construction growth

The company will be making a series of key appointments as it builds from the current team of seven at a time when the construction and property industry estimates it will create an additional 223,000 jobs by 2019, according to figures from Construction News.

The company, which is already one of the leading UK recruiters in engineering and manufacturing, is expecting its number of team members to rise to 20 across its construction and engineering teams, which are both based at its office in Bloomsbury, London.

Sales manager Leanne Noble said the time was right for ATA Recruitment to increase its recruitment offering and boost its construction proposition, as these complement its existing engineering capabilities. 

“Construction output is currently now only three per cent below pre-recession levels, and we are seeing renewed optimism and buoyancy right across London and the South East – and ATA Recruitment is gearing up to meet that demand,” said Noble. 

“Flagship projects such as Battersea Power Station, Project Nova in Victoria and One the Elephant are making construction in the capital an exciting place to be, but there’s also a raft of office and housing developments where demand is high and contractors need a reliable recruitment partner.

“The market is changing very quickly, and we are starting to see that, in some cases, there is as much as a 25 per cent uplift in pay rates when changing jobs – especially in areas where skills are at a premium.

“The exciting part for us is that this plays perfectly to ATA Recruitment’s strengths to advise and guide clients and candidates on how to position themselves as an & lsquo;employer or employee of choice’ in such competitive market conditions.”

As well as having offices in London, the company has centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Derby and Leicester, with more than 90 specialist recruitment consultants working across a wide variety of sectors, including general engineering, manufacturing, transport, the built environment, infrastructure, commercial disciplines, sales and technical sales, and the scientific, chemical, energy and utility, defence and aerospace industries.

Noble added, “The development of our centre in London is a key part of the overall growth of ATA Recruitment this year, and we feel our partnership approach with contractors will set us apart in a busy marketplace.”

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