First Recruitment Group
Who are First Recruitment Group?
First Recruitment Group is a global recruitment agency specialising in technical and engineering candidates for the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Power, Utilities, Water, Rail, Construction, Chemicals and Aerospace & Defence sectors. We also have a dedicated Technology division and Commercial division, filling IT and back office roles from boardroom to base.
To change the perception of recruitment by devoting ourselves to the happiness of our clients, candidates and staff.
Our specialist consultants help clients of a variety of size, to recruit quality candidates for temporary, contract and permanent roles. We manage the process from start to finish from search and selection to screening, onboarding, mobilisation and aftercare.
Our team also offer fully compliant in-house payrolling, as well as Neutral Vendor Managed Solutions, reducing costs and administration for our clients.
First Recruitment Group proudly support a ‘partnership’ culture, based on a combination of sharing our clients’ goals together with mutual trust.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are First Recruitment Group involved in?
First Recruitment Group are committed to addressing gender balance across their business and candidate database, especially within engineering-related roles where the biggest gap can be seen.
Our active measures to address gender balance include:
- Unconscious bias training throughout the organisation
- Neutral and inclusive language training for job advert writing
- Testing unconscious bias software for recruiters to use online during candidate talent pooling
- Active involvement in WISE, attending networking events and promoting key issues
- Promotion of successful women and role models in STEM, highlighting career paths and advice for young women
- Work with local schools to encourage young girls into a career in STEM
- Support of National Women in Engineering Day
- A clear flexible working policy
Why did First Recruitment Group join WISE?
“First Recruitment Group decided to join the WISE campaign after analysing its talent pool of STEM focused candidates, and realising it was lacking in gender balance. As a result we have produced an active campaign to change things at the heart of our business.
Our aim is to educate our staff, clients, and wider community, by actively promoting better gender balance, within engineering, science and technology.”
– Lewis Trow, Client Development Director