I have just experienced the most thorough recruitment process in my career. It all started with a phone-call from John Tilbrook asking if I would be interested in looking at a position which had become available in Scotland. He described the position, the employer, T&Cs, thereafter, we then arranged an interview between John and me, over Skype, as I currently work overseas. The Skype interview was one of the most intense I have faced, including those from hardened Civil Engineering HR personnel. Nothing was left unasked or unanswered.
Within a couple of weeks, I attended an interview with the prospective employer, it went well. Following the initial interview, I was referred to the MD and thereafter to the probable client for final approval. John supported me all the way. He made sure I was briefed before each interview and de-briefed afterwards. Following the final interview, I was offered a more senior role than previously intended. John then handled the final, and finer, details of the offer of employment, which arrived to my satisfaction.
The professionalism, knowledge of the employer and employee was exceptional, from Newman Stewart, and John in particular. Were I to be looking for staff, or looking for a position, I would not hesitate to contact Newman Stewart.
Motherwell Bridge is a world leader in the design and maintenance of Storage Tanks, heat exchangers and gas holders. They are part of Cape Plc. Newman Stewart were approached by Motherwell Bridge when they had a requirement to fulfil 3 assignments simultaneously. 2 Senior Project Managers and an Engineering Leader. They had been searching for some time and struggled to identify individuals of the appropriate calibre.
Motherwell Bridge had a considerable international project in Africa that needed managing. It would require an individual with considerable commercial capability, who was able to lead critical projects to time and budget, without compromising quality. This was a senior opportunity and the appropriate individual would not be easy to find, they needed oil and gas experience, strong international experience, strong man management experience and be prepared to work from Motherwell with extensive travel overseas.
Given the requirement a thorough approach utilising Search, Advertised Selection and our network was recommended. We identified a target list of companies and recognised that our search would need to be an international one. We identified Duncan as part of our long list who at the time was based in Germany, we interviewed Duncan by video conference, a great second alternative to meeting in person. It was clear that Duncan was of the calibre we required and we presented him as part of our shortlist.
Newman Stewart successfully concluded all 3 assignments in commercial timescales that have delivered considerable value to Motherwell Bridge.