Category Archives : News


It finally feels like I’m where I meant to be….

After my first 12 weeks at Thorn Baker, it finally feels like I’m where I meant to be…. When deciding to take the plunge and look for a job I wasn’t too sure what I wanted, other than a job that when I wake up in the morning I’m happy to go to, coupled with […]







Our Manchester Office is Recruiting!

Thorn Baker Manchester is expanding and for experienced recruiters with a passion for the construction sector, then an enjoyable and rewarding career in recruitment awaits. Our offices are fun, vibrant and located in a great city centre spot (Spinningfields) We are a Top 10 UK Construction recruiter. Our Construction division supplies hundreds of clients and […]







Safety fines double since sentencing shake-up

Stiffer sentencing guidelines more than doubled the total fines paid out by construction firms for safety offences last year. Construction now ranks as the most costly sector for health and safety offences as fines reached £14m, followed by manufacturing at £12m. Four construction companies were charged over £1m in 2016. Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions suffered […]







Hero Keltbray worker steps in to save commuter

A Keltbray machine driver turned have-a-go-hero this week when a raging commuter confronted a woman at London’s Liverpool Street Station. Tommy Gilboy saw the attack unfold during rush hour when an aggressive American confronted Steph Tat. She had accidentally bumped into the man on the escalator while rushing to catch her train. The assailant verbally […]







REC responds to labour market statistics

The latest labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows growth in real term pay dropped to 0.1 per cent in the period December 2016 – February 2017.   Recruitment & Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green said: “The labour market is moving in a positive direction, with employment at a […]







Introducing… Gareth O’Connor

Introducing our staff who manage the Industrial recruitment division This month we’re putting the spotlight onto Gareth, Recruitment Consultant for our Nottingham Industrial team. How long have you been with Thorn Baker One Year (17 in the industry) Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us I cycled 3 stages of the 2014 Tour […]







Amey trials driverless cars to check for potholes

Amey has secured funding from Innovate UK to build a prototype autonomous vehicle which can check on the condition of roads. The contractor is working with robotics specialist RACE to develop the vehicle which can also carry out tasks like grass verge cutting and street cleaning. The vehicle will simultaneously provide real time data through […]