On the 30th March 2020, Smiths Group PLC confirmed it had joined the consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses coming together to produce medical ventilators for the NHS. The companies involved in the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium received formal orders from the UK Government in excess of 10,000 units, with an implicit pressure on turnaround time due to the nature and seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was clear at the beginning of the process, that as Smiths Group PLC focused on ramping up production of their Smiths Medical paraPAC plus™ ventilators, they would require a substantial increase in highly skilled people to join their workforce to help accommodate the massively increased volume of work as they pivoted towards this critical project.
Since then, aligned with our long-term relationship with Smiths Group PLC as a trusted partner and long-standing client, ProTech Recruitment Ltd was perfectly positioned to support their recruitment needs as they developed throughout the process. It was crucial to supply Smiths Group PLC with skilled people that were ideally suited to the opportunities as they became available to be filled, which is where our experienced, adaptable and determined team of consultants came into their own.
“The team at ProTech has been extremely responsive in helping us increase our skilled workforce to support the ventilator project. As a long-standing partner, we appreciate ProTech’s collaborative, innovative and thorough approach to our recruitment and staffing needs,” said Steven Buczek, Smiths Medical HR Director for EMEA.
Antony Cox, director of ProTech Recruitment said that “ProTech Recruitment Ltd has been supplying operating divisions of Smiths Group PLC with skilled technical people for over 20 years, and over that time has developed a reputation for consistent delivery whatever the requirement may be. Providing so much more than simply people, ProTech has taken responsibility for technical assessment and vetting as well as right-to-work and other pre-engagement checks. We continue to build our relationships within Smiths Group PLC and are proud to be a partner to them.”
If you are a company in the field of science and technology and need a recruitment business you can trust, ProTech has proven ability to build long-standing relationships that flourish on close collaboration. You can rely on ProTech’s proven teams to support you, even at short notice.
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