HRC Recruitment engineers expansion in Dundee

Ian McHardy
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HRC Recruitment is marking its first anniversary in Dundee by setting out new plans for growth, led by the insatiable demand for specialist skills in the city.

After registering a 45% increase in revenues at its Dundee operation between the third and final quarters of 2018-19, HRC Recruitment has taken more space at its office in the Marketgait area. The independent recruitment consultancy also plans to add at least another three recruiters to its team in the immediate term. 

The new faces will join HRC Recruitment’s burgeoning Dundee operation as it continues to increase its expertise in the facilities management; engineering; healthcare; and electronics, control and instrumentation sectors.

HRC’s Dundee offering was bolstered late last year by the appointment of experienced recruiter Sally Russell, who joined from Entrust People as a principal consultant. Kirsty McRae, a specialist in facilities management and property services recruitment, recently joined from Hays.

The firm said its Dundee operation was spearheading the growth of its Scotland-wide manufacturing and engineering offering, which now has a headcount of 11.

Ian McHardy, director for Scotland and head of Dundee at HRC Recruitment, said: “While the Dundee jobs market has experienced some challenges, the overall picture for the city is still positive. We have seen real growth in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and many of the businesses we work with are continuing to recruit. We closed our strongest quarter in the city towards the end of the 2018-19 and, with a robust new business pipeline, we’re making real headway.

“The past 12 months have exceeded our expectations: we have taken additional office space and added to our team to meet the demand for staff. We expect that to continue as we align ourselves with new emerging projects – there are opportunities in abundance in Dundee and we’re poised to support businesses across Tayside, Fife and Aberdeen with the additions to our specialist recruitment teams. Collectively, we now have one of Scotland’s largest manufacturing and engineering recruitment businesses, with Dundee playing a major role in its success.”

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