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PRESS RELEASE: Kettering recruitment company secures global engineering contract



 Tuesday 19th July 2022


Recruitment company secures global engineering contract


A recruitment firm in Northamptonshire has been selected by a global engineering company to lead its recruitment processes.

SSI Schaefer Ltd, which operates across six continents and has more than 10,500 employees, has entered into a Recruitment Process Outsource (RPO) agreement with Kettering based Wills Consultants Ltd.

The agreement sees Wills Consultants manage and enhance the end-to-end sourcing and recruitment strategy for permanent and contract operation roles across all UK sites.

Andy Wightman, managing director UK at SSI Schaefer, commented: “We work with very large brands, meaning we sometimes manage and deliver projects worth millions of pounds to our customers.

“We require peace of mind that our employees have had the very best hiring experience from the initial source through to post engagement. It is essential that we partner with a company that shares our core values when hiring and Wills Consultants has shown that it can improve our acquisition function.”

Simon Wills, director at Wills Consultants Ltd, added: “Finding the right talent for SSI Schaefer is crucial and the work we have done together over the last year has proven to be highly successful with a 100 per cent placement record, despite the pandemic challenges and lockdowns.

“We are providing a concierge management account service and are looking forward to working together more and seeing this partnership promote the hiring manager experience and heighten candidate steadfastness with the brand.”


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Picture shows:Andy Wightman (left) and Simon Wills (right) at SSI Schaefer’s Towcester facility in the UK.

About SSI Schaefer

The SSI Schaefer Group operates internationally, across six continents with more than 10,500 employees. It is one of the largest full-range suppliers and component manufacturers for intralogistics in the world and provides customers with specifically designed solutions that are flexible and adapt to customer needs and market requirements while enabling future growth.

SSI Schaeffer implements complete logistics systems, including comprehensive system planning and consulting, IPMA-certified project management, turnkey systems and tailored service and maintenance agreements.

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About Wills Consultants
Wills Consultants Ltd is a recruitment company specialising in the engineering, accountancy and IT sectors. It sources the very best talent for executive appointments through to trainee positions for permanent, fixed term contract and temporary positions.

The company recruits UK-wide, building long standing business relationships and a highly valuable portfolio of pre-registered candidates. It offers a bespoke service, which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of its clients.

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