New appointments bolster expansion at Two Rivers Recruitment

Scottish-based recruitment specialist Two Rivers Recruitment has made two further pivotal appointments as the firm continues its expansion both at home and abroad.

Career human resources executive Jim Drain has joined as the Glasgow-based agency’s first non-executive director, with a focus on guiding Two Rivers’ development in the construction and engineering sectors, where the company’s customers include BAE Systems.

Meanwhile, the newly created post of resourcing and office manager has been filled by Natasha Groundwater (pictured below), who will also take responsibility as account manager for some of the firm’s key clients.

These latest appointments follow the recruitment earlier this year of Carle Liddell, 24, whose primary responsibility is Two Rivers’ engineering recruitment business.

Two Rivers founder and managing director Eddie Finnigan said the team’s newest members bring valuable additional skills to the agency, which is on course to break £1m in revenues in the current financial year.

“We have been extremely pleased with our success so far since we began trading as Two Rivers at the start of 2018,” Eddie said.

“Our focus is on hiring the right people to help our clients’ businesses thrive, and we do the same for ourselves. There is no hiding place in a small business – you have got to be able to step up to the plate, and Carle is already doing just that.”

A graduate in social sciences from the Cumbernauld Campus of New College Lanarkshire, Carle joined Two Rivers from Just Eat, where she previously headed a B2B sales team of 23 people. She is being trained to specialise in the engineering sector, freeing up time for Eddie to focus on the agency’s continued expansion and diversification.

Jim Drain, 62, retired last year from his post as HR Manager on the High Speed 2 railway project for BBV Joint Ventures. Before that, he spent nearly seven years with civil engineering and infrastructure specialist Barhale, where he was head of training and human resources.

Now based in Birmingham, Jim first met Two Rivers founder Eddie Finnigan when the latter joined catering wholesaler Brakes as a graduate HR officer in 1999. Jim was at that time the regional HR manager in Scotland for Brakes, a post that he held until his departure in 2004 to join Morgan Sindall in the construction sector.

The two re-connected six years ago when Eddie returned from working in the Middle East to set up his own recruitment firm in Glasgow.

“I am quite excited because Eddie is very passionate about this business,” Jim said. “There are some big, big players in this field, but Eddie’s approach is unique.

“Although he is working in recruitment, he comes from an HR background, and those are two very different things. Recruitment is too often about simply hitting targets and filling that day’s quotas, whereas Eddie understands his clients’ long-term objectives, and how to help achieve those goals.”

Eddie said Jim will provide invaluable guidance as Two Rivers seeks to cement its position as one of the best recruitment agencies for the engineering and construction sectors.

“Jim has a wealth of experience and contacts, so we are extremely fortunate to have him on board,” Eddie said. “He will help us build relationships and grow the business in a sensible, measured and sustainable way.”

Natasha joins Two Rivers from thermal specialist SHARC Energy Systems, where she was office manager in Glasgow.

“Natasha was very highly-valued at SHARC, so we know that she will be a great asset here at Two Rivers,” Eddie added. “She will be able to grow along with the company as we expand our business.”

Set up at the start of 2018, Two Rivers is on course to break the £1m turnover barrier, providing both permanent and temporary staffing solutions across the engineering, hospitality and human resources sectors. A finalist in the “Best Newcomer” category of the s1jobs Recruitment Awards earlier this year, its clients include leading organisations in the fields of civil engineering, aerospace, renewables, catering and business support services.

 

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S1 Job Awards - Best Newcomer Finalist

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the S1Job Awards at the DoubleTree Hilton as we were a finalist for Best Newcomer Recruitment Agency. Although it wasn't a win, we had a great night as a team as well as having the pleasure of being able to invite some clients along to help us celebrate. From hearing inspiring speeches from Key Speakers, a delicious 3 course meal and laughing away the night with the incredible host Katherine Ryan, we had an amazing time. Congratulations again to all the winners and hopefully we get asked back next year for round 2!! 

 

Overseas Information Evening - Elgin 03.04.19

Elgin we are back again by popular demand at the Mansfield Hotel to host another of our Open Evenings, which allow you to network with our client and opens doors to potential job offers; 25% of our past attendees have now been placed overseas.

We are recruiting for a range of occupations in conjunction with our client BAE Systems. We would like to invite anyone interested in working overseas to register their interest or give us a call to discuss, especially if you have current or previous experience working with the Royal Air Force.  In particular, we are keen to meet interested candidates for the following roles:

Aircraft Technicians - All Trades (Hawk, Tornado, Typhoon)

Aircraft Ground Equipment - Mechanical OR Electrical Engineers

Instructor Pilots

Air Traffic Control

Flight Operations

Commercial Professionals

Supply Chain Professionals

We appreciate that the decision to work overseas is not always straightforward, and requires a substantial amount of research and thought before making the move.  During the evening we will be focused on providing as much useful information as possible about the opportunities, working environment and culture.  You will also have the opportunity to network with ourselves, key representatives from BAE Systems and ask any questions about what to expect.

The event will be held at the The Mansefield Hotel, Elgin from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. To register your interest, please email us a copy of your CV to careers@tworiversrecruitment.co.uk or to discuss further, please call Carlé on 0141 375 0541.    Don't forget to check out some of the jobs we are currently advertising at the following link:  https://bit.ly/2Wb5OYR

 

Overseas Information Evening - St. Andrew's 02.04.19

St. Andrew's we are coming your way to hold one of our Oversea's information Evenings. Our open evenings are a great way to network with our client and opens doors to potential job offers; 25% of our past attendees have now been placed overseas.

We are recruiting for a range of occupations in conjunction with our client BAE Systems. We would like to invite anyone interested in working overseas to register their interest or give us a call to discuss, especially if you have current or previous experience working with the Royal Air Force.  In particular, we are keen to meet interested candidates for the following roles:

Aircraft Technicians - All Trades (Hawk, Tornado, Typhoon)

Aircraft Ground Equipment - Mechanical or Electrical Engineers

Instructor Pilots

Air Traffic Control 

Commercial Professionals

Supply Chain Professionals

We appreciate that the decision to work overseas is not always straightforward, and requires a substantial amount of research and thought before making the move.  During the evening we will be focused on providing as much useful information as possible about the opportunities, working environment and culture.  You will also have the opportunity to network with ourselves, key representatives from BAE Systems and ask any questions about what to expect.

The event will be held at the Best Western Scores Hotel, St. Andrews from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. To register your interest, please email us a copy of your CV to careers@tworiversrecruitment.co.uk or to discuss further, please call Carlé on 0141 375 0541.    Don't forget to check out specific jobs we are currently handling at the following link:  https://bit.ly/2Wb5OYR

 

 

 

s1 Jobs Recruitment Awards - FINALIST! 

We have been shortlisted as a FINALIST for the category Best Recruitment Consultancy – Newcomer. We couldn't be happier and thank you so much to every candidate, client & friend, who has helped us over this last year to get to this point! We are so excited to attend our first awards ceremony, may it be the first of many to come!

 

 

Overseas Information Day - Glasgow 12.12.18

After the amazing response of our previous information nights in Elgin and Glasgow, we are holding another in Glasgow City Centre!

We are recruiting for a range of occupations in conjunction with our client BAE Systems.  We would like to invite anyone interested in working overseas to register their interest or give us a call to discuss, especially if you have current or previous experience working with the Royal Air Force. In particular, we are keen to meet interested candidates for the following role:

Aircraft Ground Equipment - Electrical Technicians

This role would also be ideally suited to experienced Vehicle Mechanics with strong Electrical experience
If you have previous experience and hold an ONC or a recognised equivalent Electrical Qualification, then we would be keen to talk with you.

We appreciate that the decision to work overseas is not always straightforward, and requires a substantial amount of research and thought before making the move.  During the evening we will be focused on providing as much useful information as possible about the opportunities, working environment and culture.  You will also have the opportunity to network with ourselves, key representatives from BAE Systems and ask any questions about what to expect.

We have a variety of short and long-term assignments available depending on your circumstances.  For each job, we are offering an excellent tax-free financial package including flights, rent-free accommodation, medical and first-class recreation facilities. 

For more information, including venue and time, please email your CV to katyf@tworiversrecruitment.co.uk, or for an initial, confidential discussion please call Katy or Eddie on 0141 375 0541.

View our full list of current job opportunities available here: https://www.tworiversrecruitment.co.uk/jobs.aspx

Overseas Information Day - Glasgow 20.11.18

After the amazing response of our previous information night in Elgin, we are holding another in Glasgow!

We are recruiting for a range of occupations in conjunction with our client BAE Systems.  We would like to invite anyone interested in working overseas to register their interest or give us a call to discuss, especially if you have current or previous experience working with the Royal Air Force.  In particular, we are keen to meet interested candidates for the following roles:

Aircraft Technicians - All Trades (Hawk, Tornado, Typhoon)

Aircraft Ground Equipment - Mechanical Engineers

Instructor Pilots

Commercial Professionals with Aerospace or Defence experience

Supply Chain Professionals

HR & Finance Professionals

We appreciate that the decision to work overseas is not always straightforward, and requires a substantial amount of research and thought before making the move.  During the evening we will be focused on providing as much useful information as possible about the opportunities, working environment and culture.  You will also have the opportunity to network with ourselves, key representatives from BAE Systems and ask any questions about what to expect.

We have a variety of short and long-term assignments available depending on your circumstances.  For each job, we are offering an excellent tax-free financial package including flights, rent-free accommodation, medical and first-class recreation facilities.
 

To register your interest for our Information night at the Radisson Red in Glasgow on 20th November, please email your CV to katyf@tworiversrecruitment.co.uk, or for an initial, confidential discussion please call Katy or Eddie on 0141 375 0541.

 

 
 

 

Overseas Recruitment Open Day - Elgin


 

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