Power: Lodge Cottrell
Planning labour requirements
When Lodge Cottrell asked us to supply 96 contractors to assist in upgrading the pollution control system at Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire, we started by proactively planning the labour requirements for each stage, to anticipate and prepare for the fluctuating levels of demand.
Everything went so well that Lodge Cottrell won the second phase of the contract
Huge database of registered candidates
Our next port of call was our huge database of registered candidates, which holds the names and contact details of literally thousands of skilled engineers, all screened, reference checked and interested in hearing from us with potential work.
100% skills match only
Through rigorous screening and selection, nothing less than a 100% skills match was sent on for further consideration, yet we were able to fill every one of the required roles for the Rugeley upgrade with suitably experienced staff by the agreed deadlines.
With so many contractors on site we decided to hold regular on-site candidate and payroll clinics twice a week to deal so any queries were dealt with promptly face to face. The project was on a tight schedule, so we time-tabled our visits to coincide with a shift change or lunch break to minimise any disruption to the working day.
We now have an unrivalled database of candidates located across the UK who will respond when we come calling – even when the job involves an international assignment. This claim was put to the test when Lodge Cottrell put in a bid for a project in Cyprus. We mobilised a team of people on our UK database and sent them out to work on two- and three-shift patterns for the six month contract. Everything went so well that Lodge Cottrell won the second phase of the contract. And we supplied all the labour for that, too, resourcing and managing the project from the UK.
With our comprehensive nationwide database we are perfectly placed to provide tried, tested and proven contractors for the power and process arena in the UK and overseas – even at short notice.