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Contract wins 11.06.19

Frontline Recruitment 


Frontline Recruitment has signed an exclusive working partnership agreement with knitwear brand John Smedley.


Frontline, which has six offices across the UK, is working with John Smedley to supply machine operatives, sewing machinists and more to its Lea Mills factory near Matlock, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District.


David Essam, operations director at Frontline Recruitment, said, "We're extremely proud to be working with such an iconic name as John Smedley and that they recognise that Frontline can now help them realise their ambitions for a highly-skilled, motivated workforce.


"On the back of the very successful last 18 months we're looking forward to starting our new relationship with John Smedley, as well as announcing further high profile Working Partnerships in the future.


"I'd ask any other businesses looking to emulate John Smedley and who are searching for the very best recruitment solutions to get in touch."


Consilium Recruit


Consilium Recruit has been appointed to fill almost 100 jobs at a new £108m research centre which will drive the UK’s automotive battery development.


Following a competitive tender process last Spring, Consilium Recruit has become a preferred recruitment partner for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) - a new facility which will open in Coventry next year and help turn the UK into a world leader in battery design, development and manufacture for the automotive sector.


The recruitment firm, headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon, will help UKBIC build to a team of up to 95 professionals this year for the new government-funded centre. This will include recruiting members of UKBIC’s leadership team, specialist managers, engineers, technicians and a range of support staff. The facility is led by managing director, Jeff Pratt.


Steve Doyle, director at Consilium Recruit, said, “We are excited to be a preferred recruitment partner for UKBIC following a detailed process which concluded last year.


“Battery technology is accelerating at the fastest pace ever and this means the new centre will need the best leaders, engineers and technical experts with the transferable skills needed to ensure the UK is able to maintain a lead position in this global race.


“To have a facility like this in the heart of the Midlands is massive for the region. In the next 20 years the automotive sector will change beyond all recognition and battery innovation will play a key role in developing greener, more reliable vehicles.


“To make that ambition happen there is a big challenge ahead and that’s why we are looking for people who can bring skills and experiences from other high volume and automated manufacturing sectors such as FMCG, electronics and printing, not just automotive. The interest in these jobs has already been phenomenal and they are attracting first-rate talent, but we need more.”


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