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About WR Engineering

Our specialist Engineering team has successfully supported the sector for over 12 years, sourcing and placing permanent and contract candidates on a truly global scale.

We work with organisations serving both large and niche markets, providing talent for a variety of roles, including:

  • Technical sales specialists

  • Design engineers

  • Management and directors

  • Manufacturing staff

Our team is made up of highly experienced consultants, who possess the specialist product knowledge and industry connections to deliver for clients and candidates.

We offer a range of services to make the recruitment process easy, including our state-of-the-art retained model, WR Search. This service gives companies cutting edge insight and analysis, candidate on-boarding, and innovative tools to help candidates land their dream jobs.

If you’re seeking a new position, or are an organisation with vacancies in this area, get in touch with a member of our team.

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WR Engineering sub divisions

Our Engineering division caters to the entire UK engineering sector. However – this is no small task! In order to better help jobseekers and businesses, we’ve broken down our Engineering team into three dedicated subdivisions. Sales, Design, and Engineering. Wherever your specialities or skills shortages lie – we’ve got you covered. Contact them today.

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Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Abi Robertson

I recruit engineering and manufacturing professionals for WR Engineering.

At sixth form I studied Business, English Literature and Psychology. After getting to second year and realising I didn’t want to study anymore - I joined an accountancy firm, and spent around 6 months producing financial accounts and running payroll. I then decided to move to Australia for four months, came back, started my career in recruitment, and here I am a year and a half later!

I love food and dogs - not mixed together though as I don’t eat meat! I also enjoy socialising and literature - again not together as you can’t write poetry with a drink in your hand!

I've been to all of the continents but two (Antarctica & South America), including places such as: Australia, Jamaica, Canada, America, Iceland, Egypt, India, and Greece!

Abi Robertson

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Gary Hunt

I mainly recruit sales Engineers for products such as; MRO, pumps, valves, compressors, pneumatics and hydraulics.

I grew up in Hemel Hempstead and attended Amersham & Wycombe College where I studied acting. I love fun social events like days at the races with family and friends, holidays to Jamaica, sport (I'm a lifelong Spurs fan) and my ultimate love is spending time and creating memories with my daughter.

A fun fact about me is that I used to be a Butlins Redcoat, where I interviewed the likes of Sir Geoff Hurst, Stephen Mulhern and a number of Britain’s Got Talent stars including Stavros Flatley and Ashley Banjo (Diversity) in front of crowds of 2500 people.

Gary Hunt

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Dan Bryant

I recruit technical sales staff across the UK, working predominantly with fluid handling companies.

I grew up in Horsham and studied Sport & PE at Bedfordshire University. I enjoy anything sporty that doesn’t involve an egg shaped ball or a cricket bat. I love AFC Wimbledon and seeing the world with my partner in crime.

Dan Bryant

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Samantha Bryant

I recruit in the manufacturing and engineering sector, working with SME’s and major OEM’s predominantly within the aerospace & defence, nuclear, automotive and marine industries.

I grew up in Fareham and now live in Waterlooville with my fiancé and my 3 cats (I am officially a crazy cat lady). I studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leicester and have been working in recruitment since 2013.

In my spare time, you'll either find me at Crossfit / the gym, baking, reading, or watching a good TV series on Netflix. I also love travelling and going on holiday, and I've been to 14 countries.

A few fun facts about me:
I have raised a total of £5,000 for Childreach International, completing two challenge events for the charity. At 19 I climbed to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and spent 3 weeks in Africa exploring Tanzania, going on safari in Kenya and relaxing on Zanzibar Island. I later, at 21, travelled to China to walk the Great Wall of China, exploring hidden parts of the wall and climbing Heavens Ladder.
Earlier this year (2019) I completed my first Tough Mudder just outside London. This was scarier and included more electrocution than first expected but was great fun!

Samantha Bryant

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Glenn Brighty

Having recruited in the temporary, contract and permanent markets, across all sectors, I now specialise in sales engineers, sales managers and service engineers. I just love engineering.

I grew up in Dubai and Sussex, studied in Manchester and played and coached professional squash in the USA and Canada, under the ex world number one,Jonathon Power. I enjoy sport, music, playing squash, cricket and football. I'm a massive Pompey fan, and follow them home and away !

An interesting fact about me is I helped book shows with numerous bands before and during my time in Manchester – one has now gone on to win a Brit Award and had a No 1 album ! Some not so fortunate...

Glenn Brighty

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Sam Pearce

I studied Aeronautical Engineering through college, obtaining an Extended Diploma which lead me to an apprenticeship with a precision engineering company in Portsmouth. With this knowledge and experience, I wanted to fully utilise it within my career, so where better to use it than being a specialist recruiter in the engineering and manufacturing industry?

I was born and raised in Gosport, and football was a big part of my youth, playing for teams within Gosport and winning multiple trophies growing up. In my spare time, I see my mates, have a kickabout or watch UFC. I haven’t missed a UFC event for the last few months, and my next goal is to watch one live.

An interesting fact about me is that for my first tattoo, I got my mums initials, but was slightly less than happy with the finished product - as they had tattooed it the wrong way round!

Sam Pearce

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Ben Samson

I recruit technical sales, application engineers, design engineers, and project managers.

I grew up near Portsmouth and went to South Downs College where I studied A-Levels in Economics, Accounting and History. I enjoy watching sports (football), going to the gym and reading.

Ben Samson

Meet the WR Engineering Team

Abi Robertson Gary Hunt Dan Bryant Samantha Bryant Glenn Brighty Sam Pearce Ben Samson Mat Marskell

Meet Mat Marskell

I recruit for WR Engineering

I grew up in Lincoln and lived there for just over 18 years, going to school at the William Farr CofE Comprehensive Academy, which at the time was one of the top 25 schools in the UK.

In my spare time my hobbies are playing football and cricket. I used to play Badminton to a high level, and made it into the top 9 teams in the county at age 16!

An interesting fact about myself is I was a semi-professional Goalkeeper this time last year playing in Lincolnshire.

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WR Engineering jobs

Looking for a job in engineering? We’ve got you covered. Check out our vacancies.

  • Configuration Controller

    Hook, Hampshire

    £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package

    Configuration Controller - Near Basingstoke - £30,000 + Excellent Benefits Configuration Controller required to join a global and organically growing manufacturer in the Basingstoke area. As the successful Configuration Controller you will have experience of problem solving and process improvement tools and will be eligible for security clearance. The Role: Being the lead for customer data configuration. Creating family trees and data structure. Carrying out customer change control and additional documentation processing. Advising internal customers on customer data queries. Carrying out customer data pack configuration and control. Carrying out secure document and asset handling. Carrying out reviews and evaluations of customer BOMs. Supporting MES implementation. Collecting and measuring KPI performance. Reviewing document handling processes and procedures. Providing audit cover. Quoting and assessment of New Customer's documentation. Mustering / Spot checks, ordering and maintaining security equipment. Requirements: Degree or equivalent experience in an engineering discipline. Must be fully SC cleared with no Caveats (if applicable). Working knowledge of Process Improvement tools and techniques. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office to include: excel, word, power point, project and outlook. Excellent problem solving skills. The Package: Salary - £25,000-£30,000 Holiday entitlement - 23 days + 8 bank holidays, increasing with length of service 37.5 hours per week Childcare Vouchers Cash-plan healthcare scheme Flexitime Cycle to work scheme Discounts at top companies such as SKY, Butlins, RAC and Costa Free Tea and Coffee on site WR Engineering & Manufacturing are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering sales jobs and manufacturing jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

  • Area Sales Engineer

    Bath, Somerset

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Package

    Area Sales Engineer Southwest Valve distributor c£35,000 A Valves distributor are on the lookout for an Area Sales Engineer to cover their South West region. You will have experience within the MRO / Valve / Actuator / Fluid Power markets and have a great track record in Area Sales. Responsibilities: * You will be autonomous in managing your geographical area and schedule, dedicated to meeting customers face-to-face * You will be able to generate new business as well as nurture relationships with existing accounts. * You will develop account plans, agree sales budgets and deliver agreed results. * You will be consultative and provide solutions to problems and promote the use of the Valve and related product range Area Sales Engineer Salary: circa £35,000 depending on experience Company car Holiday Pension WR Engineering & Manufacturing are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering sales jobs and manufacturing jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

  • Internal Sales Representative

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire

    £20000 - £25000 per annum + Dependant on experience

    Internal Sales Engineer Doncaster £20,000 - £25,000 The Internal Sales Engineer is the initial resource for the internal and external sales teams and is responsible for actively driving and managing the "Application Evaluation" stage of the sales process. The role operates as a bridge between customers and technical/engineering teams, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of fluid power, hydraulic, pneumatic and air compression products. The main focus of the role is the preparation of accurate product/project estimates whilst communicating requirements with customers and internal departments. The Internal Sales Representative must be able to identify and provide reliable solutions for all application issues to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. Key Accountabilities and Objectives: Working with the external & inside sales teams to meet and where possible, exceed the customer's requirements /expectations, which includes: Maintain expert level of product knowledge and applications. Articulate product positioning to both sales teams and external customers, including competitor substitutions. Production of quotations for customers in a clear, detailed and accurate manner. Providing and assisting colleagues on technical and engineering issues. Negotiating and achieving deadlines for the submission of quotations. Building relationships with customers and potential customers to understand their requirements. Helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities. Interpret customer performance requirements, gather proposals, specifications and related documents and liaise with stakeholders in order to convert specifications to cost estimates for new and current products. Maintain accurate records of target accounts, opportunities, quotes, projects, contacts and correspondence in company databases. Communicating with customers to gain feedback on quotations. Job Description: Establish cost estimates of production processes and tooling costs and review alternatives or put forward recommendations for improvement. Monitoring the stages of a project to make sure that costs are kept in line with forecasts. Achieving relevant targets and KPI's. Pursue new business opportunities in line with strategic objectives in conjunction with the external sales team at existing and prospective customers. Adopt a flexible approach to workload and assume new responsibilities where appropriate. Skills & Experiences: Possess a high level of commercial awareness. Highly numerate with the ability to research, assemble manage and manipulate. Numerical information. Base skills in Engineering and/or Manufacturing. An understanding of the importance of data confidentiality. Being an enthusiastic individual who has excellent communication skills able to fit into a close knit team environment as part of an expanding business. Problem solving. Competent in IT skills. Project management skills. Customer focused. WR Engineering & Manufacturing are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering sales jobs and manufacturing jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. WR Engineering & Manufacturing are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering sales jobs and manufacturing jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Testimonials

​Glenn was an absolute pleasure to deal with during my recent job change. the entire process, from his initial contact to his continued communication after my start date, was an example all recruiters should aspire to follow.

I was able to keep in touch with Glenn, regularly have open and honest discussions and had all my questions answered. In what is often a crowded field of disappointment & time wasting, Glenn gave me a new found confidence in Recruiters & Consultants.

He is a credit to WR Engineering & I look forward to keeping in touch with him as our careers continue to progress.

Josh Davis - Key Account Manager

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Very professional outfit. Ben has worked hard for me it has resulted in being offered an excellent position which I look forward to starting on July 1st.

James Hogg, Sales Manager - North Yorkshire

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Gary has been a joy to work with - calling and advising with accurate information when promised, and always personable and professional. Gary has been positive and encouraging throughout the experience, answering all queries and questions along the way.

Victoria Booth, Interal Sales Engineer - Westmidlands

Testimonials

WR Engineering & Manufacturing have been outstanding in assisting me through the whole process from first application to interviews and feedback. My consultant Samantha has provided me with great support and regular updates on the progress of my application. I would not hesitate in recommending their services in helping to secure your next career opportunity

Chris Moore, QHSE Manager, - Berkshire

Testimonials

Dan is very good at what he does and he has a good understanding of our company and requirements. He always sends over candidates quickly and the majority of them are really good. We have worked with Dan over the past few years and have always found him to be professional and approachable and he delivers a great service.

Theresa McAvinue, HR Assistant,- Dan Bryant

Testimonials

Martin has been excellent as well as Abi Robertson . Interview prep was great from both. I dealt with Martin before the interview who has been a great help. Very Impressed 👍

Ryan Dancer, Technical Support - Hertfordshire

Testimonials

It was a pleasure to deal with Glenn, as he kept things nice and straightforward. He wasn't at all pushy, he took time to explain what was going on, and his feedback was excellent. Glenn made the whole process very easy, and I was delighted with the job offer. I would highly recommend Glenn, as someone who puts the candidate first, and actually goes the extra mile, to ensure the new role is a perfect match.

James McNair - Field Sales Manager - Thorite Group - Glenn Brighty

Valued clients

  • Krohne
  • Surface Technology International
  • Eaton
  • Eclipse Magnetics
  • Nortek
  • SKF
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​WR HVACR: What were the biggest trends of the 2010s?In HVACR, the 2010s have seen a lot of change. As we settle into a new decade, we decided to take a look back at the last 10 years, and ask our consultants about the biggest HVACR shifts and trends that they’ve observed. Here’s what they had to say:HVACR trends: legislationOne growing HVACR trend has been the raft of new legislation affecting the sector. In order to address rising CO2 levels, many laws have been created to cut carbon emissions. While some of these have had mixed success – such as the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) – the shift towards increased legislation doesn’t look like it’s slowing down. As an industry that plays such a vital role in reducing the UK carbon footprint, any changes will undoubtedly affect HVACR.  There are two recent notable changes to beaware of:Gas boiler ban - In March 2019, Phillip Hammond announced new standards as part of the UK’s growing movement towards sustainability, with fossil-fuel heating systems no longer to be installed in new homes after 2025. F Gas ban – Strict regulations around F-gas refrigerants were introduced to control the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in Europe. As a result, any owners and manufacturers of refrigeration and air conditioning systems located in the EU d UK need to ensure these are compliant with these regulations. Skills shortages Another trend witnessed across the HVACR sector is a growing skills shortage. With record employment driving up salaries and a notable lack of interest from young workers, companies are finding it harder than ever to fill vacancies. There is also a lack of trainingand development being offered to workers – something that was strongly reflected in our employee satisfaction whitepaper. According to the 5,548 HVACR professionals we surveyed, just 39% believed they have the opportunity to develop with their employer, while just 43% said they received sufficient training.Ultimately, if companies are to address the current skills shortage they will need to produce more talent from upskilling and promoting from within. While there is understandably some reluctance towards this, with companies being hesitant to invest in talent after suffering due to RHI – it is essential for the health of the sector.AutomationThere has also been a trend towards increased automation across HVACR. This is mostly as a result of sustainability and energy management becoming important to the public as well as being required by law. ​WR HVACRThe 2010s have seen a huge amount of changes – and the next 10 years are likely to see further industry-wide developments. However, while some areas have advanced remarkably, in many other aspects the market has remained the same. At WR HVACR, regardless of the external situation, we’ve continued to source and place high quality talent. We have specialist expertise in all aspects of HVACR, assisting small enterprises all the way through to large blue-chip corporations.Our recruiters are highly-regarded in their field: they know the industry inside out and keep pace with developments to stay on top of their game. We deliver timely, stress-free recruitment, and pride ourselves on attracting and placing the best talent.To make your job search as seamless as possible, we offer a range of services: contingent, exclusive, and our brand new model, WR Search. This service saves businesses time and money, providing state-of-the-art insight, behavioral analysis, and advanced tools for candidates to land their dream jobs.If you’re seeking a new position, or are an organisation with vacancies in this area, contact us today 

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​With roles in healthcare being relatively stagnant for some time, recent years has seen the rise of some new roles within the sector to bridge gaps, increase accessibility and reduce strain on NHS services. A decade ago we saw the introduction of the Physician Associate (PA) role in the UK, inspired by the US model to help ease the workload of doctors, PA’s work across primary and secondary care and play a vital role in providing continuity of care for patients with around 600 qualified PA’s as of 2018 and numbers enrolling to study continuing to increase year on year.Last year we saw the first group of qualified Nursing Associates join the NMC register in January. By September 2019 nearly 1000 more had joined bringing the total number up to 1488. This made up just over 12% of the increase of professionals on the register in 2019, a record year for the NMC with over 706,000 registrants able to practice in the UK. But just how much of an impact will the newly established Nursing Associates have on the UK social care sector?The qualification was originally developed in 2015 by Health Education England as a way to bridge the gap of knowledge between care assistants and registered nurses. For the first batch of students in January 2017, 11 NHS trust test sites were chosen to lead the 2 year training programmes with a further 24 sites joining later that year and even more now incorporating the programme. A range of settings are covered across these sites to represent the variety of work places that students could move into once qualified including hospices, community, care homes, acute care and mental health trusts. Although accountable for their own practice and conduct, it’s important to remember nursing associates won’t be a substitute for registered nurses and instead will act as a support for them within the workplace. The list of skills that nursing associates will have includes;-         taking and interpreting vital signs such as pulse, blood pressure and pulse oximetry-         collect and observe sputum, urine stool and vomit samples-         undertake neurological observations-         maintenance of skin integrity-         assisting with personal care-         manage wounds and undertake wound care-         support with hydration and nutritional needs-         make suggestions about appropriate hygienic care-         recognise bowel and bladder patterns to identify problems-         recognise and manage the risk of falls-         administer oxygen, injections and medications through various routes-         support at end of life care Although the number of active nurses on the NMC register has hit a record high, so have nursing vacancies – there are currently estimated to be approximately 12% of nursing posts empty which means a shortage of over 43,000 members of staff in the sector! As the nursing associate programme is much more accessible; needing to obtain level 9 to 4 (A-C) in English and Maths at GSCE level to meet entry requirements, hopefully this pathway will gain more traction later offering those qualified to undertake a nursing degree of approximately 18 months compared to the usual 3 years. Will this help to increase the number of active registered nurses? With nursing associates being able to take on some clinical duties, this will in turn free up nurses time to deal with more complex cases which should if nothing else reduce some of the pressures nurses are currently facing every day.​The nursing associate programme has also coincided with a massive change in the UK – the hot topic of Brexit! Although overall figures on the NMC register have grown by over 8000 nurses, midwifes and nursing associates throughout 2019, figures of EU/EEA qualified staff registered in the UK has hit a worrying low figure, falling by over 1000. What will this mean for the future of our diverse work force in the NHS? Whilst this fact is definitely concerning, it is worth noting that those overseas registering from outside of the EU/EEA to work in the UK has actually grown dramatically by 4065 (a 5.5% increase).​As we enter 2020, there are many questions and debates around the current situations within healthcare.Will the new nursing associate pathway lead to more qualified nurses in the long run? Will they be used to substitute nurses rather than supplement them as intended? There is definitely still skepticism about how it will all pan out but in teams that have integrated nursing associates so far, feedback has been extremely positive so it’s definitely an exciting time to watch the changes coming in the future and hopefully make a dent in improving an overworked (and often unappreciated!) workforce.Most of this information has come from the NHS, so I’d love to hear from managers within social care with your thoughts on the nursing associate pathway, particular in nursing homes.  Have you adopted workers with this qualification in to your services or look to do so in the future?What impact do you think this will have on the sector? Is it going to help?

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​In transport and logistics, the 2010s have seen a lot of change. As we settle into a new decade, we decided to take look back at the last 10 years, and ask our consultants about the biggest shifts and trends that they’ve observed. Here’s what they had to say:​Logistics trends: DigitalisationDigitalisation has been the major logistics trends of the last 10 years. As the nature of roles and operations have changed – companies are now looking to bring in talent with technical experience. While past operations could be managed with an excel spreadsheet and whiteboard, technological advancement is now making this impossible.However, this sea-change risks leaving an older, more experienced generation behind, with some companies preferring to engage emerging talent. Ironically, though, this group is showing very little interest in the sector. Currently, only 8% of people aged between 11-20 years old consider logistics to be an attractive career option.To combat this, industry figures need to get in front of young audiences to talk about the benefits of working in logistics. Careers advice will also need to be improved, and students should be given exposure to the industry at key decision making stagesin their lives.AIClosely tied in with increased digitalisation is the rise of AI and automation in the sector. While this logistics trend is only just gathering pace, many large firms are automating large swathes of their workforce, with an eventual view towards driverless vehicles and automated warehouses. This will undoubtedly have a huge effect on the talent landscape. For example, some clients we work with have introduced innovations such as voice picking in warehouses. At Ocado, the company has spent the last few years designing highly automated fulfilment centres. One such operation in Andover is set to process 3.5 million items, or around 65,000 orders a week. Whether this trend will extend out to SMEs and smaller operation remains to be seen. BrexitFinally, like almost all other sectors, Brexit has had an effect on logistics. The prevailing impact of Brexit has been to introduce widespread uncertainty to the sector. As transport and logistics relies on large numbers of EU talent, companies could potentially befaced with a murkier picture when it comes to hiring.However, on the whole, organisations have been holding fire on making change to their talent strategies, as uncertainty has been so high. Despite this, one area where we have seen increased demand is for workers with customs experience. Our own data has shown a 183% rise in demand since last year. WR LogisticsThe 2010s have seen a huge amount of changes and trends in logistics – and as technology gathers pace – the next 10 years are likely to see further industry-wide developments. However, at WR Logistics, regardless of the situation, we’ve got the expertise to ensure both business and workers thrive. Our consultants possess an in-depth understanding of the sector and the needs of clients and candidates. We’ve managed staffing requirements for some of the largest organisations in the UK, covering positions of all levels. We connect the best talent in the logistics industry with exciting career opportunities at fantastic organisations.To make your logistics job search as seamless as possible, we offer a range of services: contingent, exclusive, and our brand new model, WR Search. This retained service saves businesses time and money, providing state-of-the-art insight, behavioural analysis, and advanced tools for candidates to land their dream jobs.If you’re seeking a new position, or are an organisation with vacancies in this area, contactus today  

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​What were the biggest health and social care trends of the 2010s?In health and social care, the 2010s have seen a lot of change. As we settle into a new decade, we decided to take a look back at the last 10 years, and ask our consultants about the biggest trends that they’ve observed. Here’s what they had to say:​Health and social care trends: Nurse shortagesThe most notable health and social care trend over the last decade has been a vast increase in vacancies, as the staffing situation has become a crisis. With reports projecting that there will be a shortage of 108,000 full-time nurses in 10 years this demand looks set to continue in this area.  While the creation of the nursing associates’ role has taken some of the burden off of hospitals, it’s a sticky plaster that won’t fix the current issue. Ultimately, there will need to be innovative solutions to solve the crisis. Studying nursing must be made more attractive, and there must be viable ways to recruit nurses from overseas. BrexitWhile most of us are sick and tired of it – Brexit has had a large effect on the industry. EU nurses play a huge role in the sector – making up 65,000 of the 1.2 million healthcare workforce in England. Therefore, a restriction to the availability of EU professionals is far from ideal.However, over the last couple of years, uncertainty over Brexit has led to almost 5,000 nurses and midwives from EU27 countries quitting the UK. The number of EU-trained nurses and midwives fell from a record high of 38,024 in March 2017 to 33,035 in March 2019. In fact, in 2018/19, only 968 nurses and midwives from the EEA joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register, a decrease of 91% since 2015/16.DementiaIn the last decade there has been a phenomenal increase in demand for dementia nurses. At WR, we’ve seen a shift from hirers seeking more generalist adult nurses to mental health nurses with experience in dementia care. In fact, our own data shows that vacancies for workers specialising in this area has skyrocketed by a staggering 304% in the past year alone. While government plans include an increase of 4,000 nurses, 5,000 support workers and 600 social workers – the mental healthcare workforce has barely grown since 2009. Unfortunately, this has created a situation where demand has gone up, yet funding has gone down.Care Homes There has also been a vast number of care homes closing down, with 400 operators shutting their doors in the last five years, buckling under the pressure of funding cuts, debt and rising costs. In fact, according to industry analysis, a staggering four in 10 home care workers leave their roles every year.​WR HealthUltimately, the 2010s were definitely eventful!  While these were the biggest health and social care trends that we’ve seen – please get in touch if you feel like we’ve missed anything – we’d love to hear your thoughts. While there may seem like a lot of doom and gloom, regardless of the situation in the sector, we’ve helped many organisations address talent shortages and plenty of individuals find their dream jobs.  With a client base of over 6,000 organisations, we’ve placed experts in elderly care, mental health,dementia care, brain injury nursing and rehabilitation, pre & post-operative care and residential care.All of our consultants possess an in-depth understanding of the sector and the needs of our clients and candidates. Responsiveness and commitment to best practice are at the foundation of our approach in building strong relationships.To make your health and social care job search as seamless as possible, we offer a range of services: contingent, exclusive, and our brand new model, WR Search. This retained service saves businesses time and money, providing state-of-the-art insight,behavioural analysis, and advanced tools for candidates to land their dream jobs.If you’re seeking a new position, or are an organisation with vacancies in this area, contactus today 

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At WR Logistics we love rewarding hard work and celebrating success! That why we decided to create the WR Candidate of the Year Awards. This years winner was Matt Francis from KTL Europe , we decided to pop down to their office to say well done to Matt in person, give him his trophy and his voucher, and give KTL their voucher for money off their next placement with us. Here's what they both had to say...A Quick chat with Matt our Candidate of the Year​How was your job search going before using WR? Pretty awful I wasn’t getting anywhere when I decided to leave my last place. Why were you looking for a new job? Relocation and better hours, because I was just working every hour imaginable before this job. I'd moved from the Heathrow area and so I was commuting twice every day, so i'd had enough and I didn’t even finish before 7pm at the earliest. Where do you live now? I live in the center of Southampton now, so much nearer, about 5 miles away, I get the train in now so I don’t even need to drive, it’s lovely. And your hours are better now? Much better, stable business hours.How was the support after the placement from WR? Yeah, it was very good, I had emails and phone calls to make sure I was alright. Matt, my recruiter, emailed me on my first day and then Lisa, from your on boarding team, checked on me a couple of times.How has your time been at the company so far? Very good very positive, we’ve grown, we’ve already been busier than we thought we would be. I think when I started we were doing like 1 or 2 jobs a day now today we’ve got 20-30. So yeah we're growing, and growing in a very difficult time, so its very promising. What’s been your highlight there so far? I think that would be my highest scoring sale, I made 1K profit in 1 hour.Would you recommend us to a friend? Yes, I have done!A few questions for Myles Daly the Managing Director...How How long had you been looking to fill this position before using WR? I had just started to try and find someone using LinkedIn and the job websites, but had no luck so when Matt from WR called and said he could help I thought it was worth a try.Were there any special requirements for this job? I wanted someone keen to learn and grow, with a good basic understanding of the industry.How would you describe Matt’s performance since working for you? Matt has helped to develop our EU Road departments and has been adaptable and learned very quickly and is a great guy to have in the office.Would you use WR when hiring again? I most certainly would yes!​If you’re seeking a new position, or are an organisation with vacancies in this area, contact us today

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​What does IR35 mean for nurses?At WR Health, many of our nurses have been in touch with us to ask about the upcoming changes to the IR35 legislation and how they will affect the way they work. Here’s what you need to know...IR35: What is it?IR35 legislation, is a set of rules that help determine the tax and National Insurance a nurse should pay based on the nature of their working arrangement.Your tax statusTo figure out whether you fall inside IR35, you have to be categorised by HMRC as ‘employed’ or ‘self-employed’. This is determined by various factors such as your responsibilities, or the degree of control you have over what work you do and how you do it.This means that nurses may not always be seen as ‘self-employed’ if they work through a PSC. However, if you are not deemed to work ‘within IR35’, no additional taxes should be deducted. We recommend that all nurses read governmentguidelines and seek advice to correctly determine your own employment status. What is changing?So, from April 2020, IR35 will be rolled out to the entire private sector - but only for companies that are large or medium sized; these are companies – meaning most care homes and private hospitals which are part of a larger organisations will fall into this category. Here are some of the various scenarios nurses face and the IR35 implications that will go with them:Working in a large or medium sized companyFrom April 2020, it will be the responsibility of the ‘end user’ (e.g. the care home) to determine your employment tax status if they are part of a large or medium sized company.Working as a PSCIf you are working through a PSC but the care home determines that you are employed by them, you will need to pay your own tax and National Insurance out ofyour received pay as if you are a PAYE worker.If you are working through a PSC and the care home determines you are self-employed, you will be paid as normal, but the company will need to report any payments to HMRC.Working as a PAYE employeeIf you are working as a PAYE worker, you will continue to be paid as normal.Working in a small homeAfter the April 2020 rollout, the responsibility for determining the tax status will still remain with the individual workers.Seek the right partnerI know, boring stuff right? All of this new legislation can be a real headache.We know that working agency via your own company can have its benefits and although it might not affect you personally – this is a great opportunity to ask yourself “is agency still working for me?”As a recruitment company that solely works on permanent vacancies, we’ve seen the private sector take note of who their work force are and what they need in a career.Flexibility, good salaries and work life balance (it doesn’t have to be a myth!).WR Health have over 10 years’ experience in recruiting nurses for the private sector and over that time we have created an incredible client base of employers that are looking to provide jobs that suit their staff – not just their pocket!Our consultants know these companies back to front and are more than happy to share any knowledge they have about the healthcare sector with you.If you’re a nurse looking for a company that can offer you permanent hours, holiday pay, company pensions and their own added benefits, get in touch with us, we’re here to listen and find you something that suits you.