Leading International Sustainability Recruitment Specialists - Allen & York announce the opening of their new offices in Australia, March 2010.
Allen & York, a UK based company, are specialist recruiters in the Natural and Built Environment, Energy, Engineering, Waste and Health & Safety sectors – having successfully recruited for 17 years for global corporations and consultancies from the UK and further a-field, they have now extend operations to include offices on-site in Melbourne, Australia.
Much success was seen in global business during 2008/09 which has lead to the opening of the first Allen & York office in Australia, their aim to be located nearer to their clients and thereby offer a more responsive and comprehensive service. The main areas of focus are; Waste Management, Environmental Consultancies, Engineering, Energy, Mining and Construction.
As well as supporting the wider Sustainability industry as it grows and develops. “Our international focus has seen our operations move into Australia, Middle East, Europe, Asia and South Africa which is why we feel that it is the right time to spread our expertise to help our clients on the ground with all their recruitment needs and career aspirations. Given the industry that we are in, it is important for us to be forward-focussed, with strong ambitions, amongst which is to maintain our growth and expand our recruitment offices to closely support our clients around the world.” Mark Allen, Managing Director at Allen & York
This is an exciting development for Allen & York, and will make a huge difference to supporting clients throughout Australia and Asia Pacific, who include: CH2M Hill, SKM, ERM, AECOM, RPS, Coffey International, Parsons Brinckerhoff and SMEC. The new base also gives them the opportunity to expand relationships with current global corporate clients such as; BP, HSBC, DHL, ERM and Amazon.
Allen & York are delighted to be able to offer a full service, to respond quickly to client’s requirements and met face-to-face, without the aid of video conferencing. Anticipated areas of growth within the global sustainability sector include; Renewable Energy, Low Carbon & CleanTech, Geotechnical Engineering, Sustainable Infrastructure Planning, EIAs and EMS – and Allen & York are there to support Recruitment requirements & HR strategies at all levels from CEO to Junior Graduate.
All the indications from world leaders, within both politics and commerce, are that the world is moving towards a more sustainable future. The UK government predicts that meeting targets within Energy and Climate change could provide up to half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector alone by 2020.
The Middle East has made substantial new investment within sustainable infrastructure developments in terms of roads, power and water and recently, Allen & York have been instrumental in helping the Abu Dhabi authorities to develop their sustainable capabilities.
They anticipate that within the near future Allen & York will be expanding sustainable recruitment operations within the area and look forward to working more closely with clients in the Middle East to grow and enhance their current skill-sets and improve the standards of environmental management across the UAE.
Business Manager, Joe Heppenstall confirms their stance: “our aim is not simply to lead in the provision of technical recruitment solutions within the sustainability market - but also to deliver the same quality wherever that market exists.”
As Allen & York grow internationally there are more and more opportunities for connecting individuals and businesses within the sustainable sector at a global level. Their network is extensive and ever growing, which means that there are not only attractive opportunities for employees to travel and work in different countries around the globe, but there are also opportunities for employers to source the best international talent for their businesses.
Allen & York’s offices in Australia are buzzing and they are already looking to expand their environmental recruitment teams with local talent. The ambition is to match their UK reputation for services and delivery, to be the World’s Leading Recruitment Company for the Sustainability Sector – visit www.allen-york.com to find out more.
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