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Contract wins 17.05.18


Gattaca has entered a four-year agreement with Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) – the Ministry of Defence (MOD) procurement organisation responsible for equipping and supporting the UK’s armed forces. 

As recruitment partner to DE&S, Gattaca will support the recruitment of employees across the UK and overseas and assist in the development of new candidate attraction techniques. Gattaca will also support the employee onboarding process to deliver a technology-enabled, best-in-class candidate experience.

David Ball, human resources director for DE&S, said, “It’s paramount we have the market presence to recruit the very best people who’ll help deliver cutting-edge equipment and technology for the armed forces, and the support needed to maintain it across the globe 24/7.

“I look forward to working with Gattaca to attract the best talent and further develop our workforce to meet the needs of our customers.”

DE&S manages a vast range of complex programmes to buy, support and supply vital equipment and services for the armed forces, ranging from submarines and warships through to armoured vehicles, medical and food supplies.

In addition to the recruitment of engineering and technology professionals, Gattaca will support the recruitment of other employees, covering functions such as project management, logistics, finance, commercial and project controls.

Keith Lewis, chief operating officer at Gattaca, commented, “We are delighted to have been chosen by DE&S and look forward to supporting them over the next four years.

“Throughout our 33 years’ partnering with organisations across the engineering and technology industries, Gattaca has recruited thousands of people who have helped deliver some of the UK’s biggest engineering projects, including the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Our experience within the defence industry has allowed us to build in-depth knowledge and strong connections with talented people. It is this focus and our proven expertise of wider talent management solutions that makes us the best choice provider.”

Gattaca will also support the development of DE&S’ employer brand, promoting the organisation as an employer of choice for entry level and experienced professionals alike.

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