Worcester recruitment specialist Hewett Recruitment has announced that it is doubling the size of its specialist Technical Division.
The Technical Division, which is comprised of two separate specialist IT and Engineering teams, has bolstered its ranks with the appointment of two new Trainee Recruiters; James Riach and Steven Harris. Joining as part of the ‘Hewett Academy’, the pair will embark on a 12-week training course which supports the Trainees as they learn on the job.
Specialising in finding and securing the right talent for difficult-to-fill IT and Engineering roles, the Technical Division has seen an increase in demand since it was first launched in 2009. The division helped contribute to a large proportion of Hewett’s 29% rise in sales in 2017.
The recent appointments also coincide with the Year of Engineering, a Government-created year-long campaign designed to tackle the engineering skills gap.
Laura Hewett, Director at Hewett Recruitment, said: “The skills gaps in the engineering and IT sectors are well-known. Modern engineering is a highly-skilled sector that has been dominated by a generation of baby-boomers. With the number of engineers retiring set to outpace the number of engineers graduating demand for jobs in the sector is set to continue to rise.”
“Similarly, job creation in 2018 is being driven by continuous tech innovations. This is a fast-changing industry with many business-critical skills needed which makes it challenging for companies to find the right candidates for their roles. We’ve invested in the latest technology and techniques as well as consolidating and building our experience and contacts within these highly-competitive sectors. We believe now is the right time to expand the division to meet demand.”
A recent survey conducted by Hewett Recruitment in conjunction with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce supported the high demand for these skills, with salaries offered for IT Manager roles revealed as one of the top five best paying jobs across the two regions.
For more information about Hewett Recruitment and roles within either the IT and Engineering sectors, please visit their website here.
Pictured: The Hewett Recruitment team outside their office in Worcester.