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Consilium Group unveils new division to support hi-tech SMEs and start-ups

The manufacturing and engineering recruitment specialists unveiled the specialist team after witnessing a surge in investment within the industry which has been fuelled by a renewed confidence in British manufacturing and Whitehall-led funding.

Experts at the recruitment firm are however concerned that the shortage of engineering talent is proving to be an obstacle to growth for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in the technology sector – a problem they hope the new division will help address.

Steve Doyle, director of Consilium Group, said, “There are a huge number of small yet highly innovative businesses in the UK’s engineering industries who are developing a range of breakthrough products and technology. But with a widening skills gap many are finding it tough to compete in fierce recruitment battles with larger companies, let alone secure the skill-sets that are required to develop the technologies of tomorrow.

“Our new division is all about helping these high-growth SMEs communicate their opportunities and attract highly-skilled engineers. There are many companies across the UK who are innovative and dynamic, but without the right technical skills they can’t fuel their growth. We want to help change that.”

One of the division’s latest clients is Warwickshire based high-tech engineering SME, Aeristech Ltd. Consilium, who are also the official recruitment partner to the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), has placed engineering professionals into the Kenilworth-based company. 

Bryn Richards, chief executive of Aeristech, added, “When we grow we are only interested in the best people who have the right skills. Steve and the team at Consilium appreciate the challenges faced by companies like us and have already helped attract some sought-after engineering talent into our business.”

Consilium Group has launched a new division dedicated to helping fledgling hi-tech engineering sector to recruit sought-after expertise


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