Global defence and technology project

A global defence and technology business, which has over 16 sites across the UK employing over 1,700 people, first approached Mane in 2011 to discuss their recruitment requirements and challenges. It was seeking a resourcing partner to source and place skilled contractors to work on the design and manufacture of military aircraft.

We met with the key stakeholders and were able to demonstrate our longstanding experience, knowledge and track record within the defence industry, the defence company awarded Mane the contract to provide safety engineers, project managers, system engineers and design and quality engineers for the projects. Whilst Mane had an extensive network of professionals who had experience within the defence industry, the challenge we faced related to attracting high calibre candidates, with experience of working on complex, technical engineering (ideally aerospace/defence) projects.

We worked with the client to ensure we understood the projects, the challenges, the opportunities, career progression, tools and technologies being used. This enabled us to be able to present each opportunity with confidence and conviction to candidates that were already in full-time employment identifying and highlighting the ‘opportunity’ within each role.

Following that initial meeting in 2011, Mane continues to work with this client and has been instrumental in sourcing a variety of roles for the company’s sites across the UK. By demonstrating that we understand their business, their needs, Mane has become the defence company’s recruitment partner of choice. Mane have been the best performing recruitment partner for the last 2 years.