As a world leading manufacturer of pumps and valves for a wide range of industries, KSB requires engineers who understand precision and reliability.
The company employs 14,000 people worldwide and relies on their expertise and commitment to maintain its reputation for engineering excellence around the globe.
KSB has 30 manufacturing centres in 19 countries. Its plant at Loughborough, Leicestershire, supplies products to a wide selection of industries, and in particular to the water and wastewater industry, which KSB has served for more than 130 years.
So when it comes to recruiting new engineers, KSB is looking for the very best, and it has been impressed with the service provided by specialist recruitment consultancy ATA Selection. Chris Addison, Location Manager at ATA Selection’s Leicester office regularly works with KSB to find them the right engineering personnel for their business needs.
With more than 46 years’ experience, and 10 offices around the UK, ATA Selection has built up considerable experience placing highly-skilled technical and engineering staff in a variety of companies, from small and medium-sized enterprises to multi-nationals. A division of ATA Recruitment Ltd, part of the RTC Group Plc, ATA Selection works alongside specialist sister divisions supplying vertical markets, including ATA Rail, ATA Energy and ATA Construction.
Consultants within ATA Selection pride themselves on taking the time to fully understand their client’s requirements, often visiting workplaces to see exactly what skills and qualities a candidate will need to fit in well both with a company’s ethos and its practical requirements. They interview all candidates face to face to draw out their particular abilities and attitudes before sending only those they are confident are suitable for the role and match the organisations needs to interview.
"ATA Selection has taken the trouble to understand our business needs and our commercial engineering activities," said Mark Hannaghan, Tendering & Contracts manager for KSB’s Water and Wastewater division in the UK.
"Nobody welcomes the continual calls from agencies who scatter-gun CVs, but with their specialised approach, ATA Selection’s consultants have managed to set themselves apart.
"Based on their knowledge of our company, ATA Selection has saved us a lot of time by filtering out the less suitable candidates.
"They can be relied upon to present candidates for interview, most of whom are suitable and capable of fulfilling the roles to be filled."
Mr Hannaghan found ATA Selection’s help invaluable when he was first promoted into a management role at a time when extensive personnel changes were being made within KSB.
"Previously, the whole process of advertising and recruiting had been laborious, costly, unsatisfactory and overly time-consuming. I was really struggling to recruit. ATA Selection stepped in and made a great difference.
"Having emerged from that period, we continue to benefit from ATA Selection’s service. We will use ATA Selection when we do not have a personal contact with a likely candidate or cannot recruit from within the KSB group.
"I would thoroughly recommend ATA. I am confident if they follow the same approach, they will be equally useful to other companies seeking to recruit graduates."