Atkins merger a game changer for engineering recruitment, says Matchtech MD

The head of a technical recruiter has spoken to Beth Castle about concerns for recruitment within engineering and technical sectors following the news that the UK's largest engineering and design consultancy Atkins is to be acquired by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin in a £2.1bn deal.


Contracts and deals for week of 24-28 April 2017

Kandidate eyes European expansion after RiseHigh buy

Shoreditch-based HR tech firm Kandidate, which finds top talent for start-ups, is eyeing European expansion following its acquisition of talent matching platform RiseHigh.

HR 24 April 2017

DP Connect in MBO

Technology sector recruitment and outsourced IT specialist DP Connect has undergone a management buy-out.

IT/Telecoms 21 April 2017


Contracts and deals for week of 18-21 April 2017

Industrial/Manufacturing 20 April 2017

Airswift expands into Mozambique with JV Airswift Embrace

Global workforce solutions provider Airswift has launched a locally incorporated joint venture (JV) in Mozambique.

Oil & gas/Energy, HR 12 April 2017

Contracts and deals: 10-14 April 2017

Contracts and deals for 10-14 April 2017

Recruiters reported to be among bidders for NHS Professionals

Reports suggest two recruitment agencies are among the bidders to take a controlling stake in NHS in-house recruitment agency NHS Professionals.

Contracts & Deals: 3-7 April 2017

Contracts and deals for week of 3-7 April 2017

4 April 2017

Work Group acquisition still on the cards

A potential acquisition by recruitment services organisation Work Group is still underway, the company announced today.

31 March 2017

Recruit Right consolidates North-West position with LTC acquisition

Industrial and commercial recruiter Recruit Right is expanding its business in the North-West of England with its acquisition of LTC Recruitment.

Contracts & Deals: 27-31 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 27-31 March 2017

Marketing 29 March 2017

Contracts & Deals: 20-24 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 20-24 March 2017

New to the Market: 20-24 March 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry: 20-24 March 2017

Public sector, Education 20 March 2017

Access Group completes Safe buy

Software provider Access Group has completed the acquisition of Safe Computing, an outsourcing group for the HR, payroll, financials, credit control and staffing sectors.

HR 16 March 2017

Gibbs Connects with Work to help apprentices

International technology and digital workforce management solutions business Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions has agreed a partnership with banking giant Barclays Citizenship team and social business Catch 22.

Contracts & Deals: 13-17 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 13-17 March 2017

Healthcare/Medical 13 March 2017

PayStream buys Outsauce Accounting, Contracting businesses

Accounting services provider PayStream has acquired Outsauce Accounting and Outsauce Contracting, reports DeeDee Doke.

Accounting/Finance 10 March 2017

Staffline buys Oak Recruitment in Ireland

Staffing and employability organisation Staffline has turned to Ireland for its next acquisition.

Contracts & Deals: 6-10 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 6-10 March 2017

Kirklees sows seeds of success with new gardeners drive

West Yorkshire-based Kirklees Council has launched a recruitment drive for 30 green-fingered new

Public sector 1 March 2017

Contracts/Deals: Companies including Cathcart, ManpowerGroup, Swanstaff

A round-up of the latest contracts in the past week up to 1 March 2017.

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