Quality and engineering recruitment specialist, G&P Recruitment Services, has appointed David Woakes to lead the business in the newly created role of head of talent acquisition and recruitment.
Woakes brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously held senior positions across several recruitment, engineering and technology businesses.
Commenting on his new role, Woakes said, “G&P has some incredibly exciting and ambitious plans for its resourcing business so it’s a fantastic time to be joining the team. Engineering and manufacturing companies across a whole range of industry sectors are going through a skills and resourcing transformation themselves at the moment, so our own experience, coupled with our value-add proposition is a really compelling offer, and one which I look forward to introducing to even more potential customers and candidates.”
G&P Recruitment Services works with engineering and manufacturing businesses to provide them with either temporary, contract or permanent staff. Candidates skills are closely matched to the unique requirements of customers, ensuring quality standards are upheld, or even improved.
The company has particular experience in the automotive industry and has already placed more than 200 qualified electric vehicle technicians, an area where a major skills shortage currently exists. Beyond automotive and future mobility, G&P also works closely with companies in the aerospace, household goods, off-highway and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Woakes himself has also been involved in similarly exciting resourcing projects having previously worked with a marine company to recruit 200 skilled engineers on a renewable technology project. He’s also been closely involved in helping skilled engineers pivot into other sectors by transferring their highly valuable software related skills.
As a firm believer in life-long learning and development, Woakes has recently become a qualified statement of work practitioner. This professional qualification confirms his ability to create and deploy resource plans properly for companies, ensuring they get the best returns from their team.
For more information about the talent and resourcing services available for engineering and manufacturing business from G&P, visit www.gpqm.com