Nathan joins recruitment company

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Brighouse-based Nathan Fuller has joined the engineering and technical recruitment team at Nicholas Associates as territory manager for the West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire local areas.

Nathan joins a growing engineering and technical recruitment team that has established a reputation as right-first-time source of skilled and semi-skilled staff for manufacturers who have been hit badly by the UK’s acute skills gap in engineering and technical disciplines.

He was recruited via the graduate development scheme of Nicholas Associates’ sister company, Stafforce Recruitment.

Based in Sheffield, Nicholas Associates has witnessed significant growth in its recruitment business nationwide and the engineering recruitment team saw sales growth of 60 per cent and a doubling of the payroll in 2014.

The manufacturing specialist delivers a range of services, including learning and development consultancy, leadership and innovation support, professional recruitment software development and apprentice employment solutions.

The firm has supported employers in manufacturing, oil and gas, heavy engineering, automotive, aerospace and energy for the past eight years.

Head of engineering recruitment, Chris Carter, said: “Manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence and Nathan is now working with employers to help them capitalise on the upturn and recruit qualified talent and professionals to fuel business growth.”

A recent report by Engineering UK warned that Yorkshire and Humber could lose £553 million if it fails to attract an additional 13,000 new engineers a year into the regional economy between 2012 and 2022.