I'm delighted to announce the launch of our specialist offsite construction team, helping our clients to source the very best talent to meet the ever-increasing demand in the offsite construction sector. Rob Ford, Head of Thorn Baker Construction As Construction industry recruitment specialists launching our new service focussed on sourcing talented professionals for the Offsite construction industry only seemed natural. When you’re looking to work with recruiters that specialise in Offsite, Design & Technical, Sales, Manufacturing & Operations and Professional - we’re proud to be your go-to recruiter. Thorn Baker Construction’s Offsite team are working with companies across the UK to fill positions currently available within the thriving modular building industry. The team draw on their collective experience of over 50 years in recruiting people across the whole construction sector to support those in traditional onsite roles to obtain new jobs within the offsite industry. Spearheading the team is Offsite specialist Rhian Newman who is building on her considerable experience in the offsite construction sector. Rhian comments: 'I have specialised in the offsite construction industry for almost 10 years and I am always impressed by the innovation and talent within the sector. With the Government’s aim to boost production levels within the construction industry, particularly housebuilding, and as society looks for more sustainable designs for improved environmental impact, we are seeing a greater demand from clients for the supply of a range of trades and professionals to meet the growth of the modular sector.' 'Drawing upon Thorn Baker Construction’s excellent candidate relationships within the industry, we are well placed to identify people with the transferrable skills required for off-site and therefore enable our construction industry clients to fill the large number of vacancies currently available across the UK.' In addition to helping our clients to fill current vacancies, the Offsite team is also liaising with colleges and employers to create courses providing training in the skills required to have a successful career in offsite construction. Based in Bristol, Rhian and her team are liaising with Bridgewater College to develop a new modular construction skills course. In addition, the team are also working closely with the Bristol Housing Festival, advising on the role of offsite construction, using modern methods of construction, can play in providing affordable housing in Bristol and the South West. Rhian adds: 'Modular construction can accelerate the delivery of more affordable houses and social housing across the UK. Our vision is that Thorn Baker’s Offsite team will play a valuable role in plugging the skills gap between the types of job vacancies and skilled workforce available to fill positions created by the growth of the sector. We also want to build awareness that the opportunities in the sector as a whole have increased and of their appeal to talented people within the industry or those considering a career in construction. I’m looking forward to working with construction companies, local authorities and talented people looking to develop their offsite careers and thereby assisting with the delivery of exciting projects across the UK.' When you’re looking to work with recruiters that specialise in Offsite, Design & Technical, Sales, Manufacturing & Operations and Professional - we’re proud to be your go-to recruiter. Contact your Offsite team today to discuss how we can support your business needs.