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Skill Shortage | Engineering and Technical Sector’s

3rd August 2016 Recruitment

The Engineering and Technical sector’s continue to be the highest areas of skill shortage according to recent research carried out by the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation).

This is why having an expert in this field, who will find creative ways to source these candidates is key to success.

Known for high-level recruitment, the ability to fully understand our clients’ needs and source the ideal candidates, is even more crucial in today’s recruitment market.

SVC Group’s Technical Division continues to use market knowledge and access to a broad base of manufacturing and engineering talent to provide the specialist recruitment support required to our clients within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sector.


Julia Palmer-Randle who heads up the team has over 20 years’ experience specialising in this field.

Julia has established strong bonds with Engineering, Manufacturing and Technical companies and candidates and is considered by her clients to be the ‘go to person’ to find candidates for those specialist and hard to fill roles.

Feedback brings to light that recruiters without this knowledge bring CV’s to their recruiting managers which do not tick the right boxes, suggesting that they may not understand the requirements.

This wastes time and repeatedly results in the company having to re-start the entire recruitment process, which is exactly what our consultants avoid by recruiting the old fashioned way – learning about the culture and the business before we even begin to search for the ideal person.


With strong stability in the current market place, the candidates you seek are more than likely not actively looking for a new position and this is where SVC comes in.

80% of the candidates that we successful place in new roles have been found through executive search and business networking.

We seek out the candidates who best fit your criteria and make them aware of your opportunity, allowing you to concentrate on running your business whilst leaving the search and recruiting process to us.

Working in close partnership with our Clients, we like to think of ourselves as an extension to your business.

“In the past year we have scaled up our software development team and used SVC exclusively to help find the right personnel to fit the required positions of front and back end developers as well as Software Business Analysts.

Julia became our contact, got to know what we wanted to a fine degree, asked lots of good questions, and set about searching.

The quality of candidates were always excellent, having been filtered by Julia personally and, due to this care and attention, a lot of wasted time was avoided.

The key to Julia is that even when our requirements changed she never saw this as an issue and set about the new task with her usual professionalism and good nature.

To my mind, it is this attitude and care that sets Julia and SVC apart from the competition.”

– Steve Harris, Architect and Development Manager at Wolters Kluwer Global Platform Organisation