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Manufacturing Magnificence

Intro 16/08/2017

Twenty years ago, Intro Recruitment were approached by this now enormous Manufacturing facility to supply Part Time Reception / Switchboard Operators for holiday cover.

20 years on and Intro Recruitment now provides the organisation with Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Shipping and the complete solution to their staffing needs.

It wasn’t always this way as Alan Astin Director at Intro Recruitment (18 years) recalls:
During the recession, the demand for Manufacturing and support staff was poor, we had to offer some ingenuity in our planning and costing structure. Most agencies were driving people into work to ensure that they turned up, they were also just following a standard pricing per hour structure for their Temporary cover. It was inflexible and really a form of lazy recruitment – many continue to follow this model today with very little recruitment skill involved.

Our whole process changed when it came to the recruitment of manufacturing operatives we had to hit bulls eye every time, we could not afford any no shows or drop outs as work opportunities were limited. We provided only the cream of the manufacturing sector in Wigan. They were candidates who had had longevity in their roles who were referenced to a high standard and not merely just a number that would need replacing 3 days later.
Our philosophy paid off, 85% of our Temporary placements went permanent with the organisation as we all began to recover from the harshest of recessions.

As the business continued to grow, the demand for more and more quality operatives became apparent. The demand for manufactured staff also led to support roles in Engineering. Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers were places on permanent and Temporary contracts within days. This Wigan Manufacturing was alive once more!

With the advent of Brexit and its consequences such as a weaker £ and the company’s quality being recognised throughout the world, export became the name of the game with client wins throughout the whole of Europe and as far afield as Australia. No longer was the Uncle Joes mint ball Wigan’s finest export into Australasia. This growth in the Export Market has led to demand for Shipping, Multi-Lingual, Export and Distribution experts and Intro supplies the full array of positions to the organisation.

This ‘one stop shop’ approach to supplying leading Manufacturing organisations throughout the North West of England has saved our clients considerable time, money and has improved client understanding. Our consultant Jade explains that we have complete trust and understanding with all divisions including: Engineering, Purchasing, HR, Manufacturing and Customer Support divisions which assists us to speak honestly in relation to staff availability and any problems that may be encountered along the way.

We believe in complete communication, we are honest and provide a value for money service in which not just one consultant under an Account Manager works on the roles but the whole team group together to provide excellence in manufacturing recruitment. We believe that your vacancy is our vacancy and provide a quick and efficient service to fill those skill gaps within the organisation.

Our average client lifecycle is 10 years this is achieved by contestant communication which develops a 100% level of trust and understanding between ourselves and our clients. Manufacturers require quick turnaround, not just for their production staff but for roles such as Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Customer Service personnel, Shipping Executives and Intro Recruitment provides the complete solution.

Are you a Manufacturer looking for complete solution to your Recruitment needs? Call us now on 01942 246223 or drop us a line: and we would be only too pleased to assist.

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