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Portsmouth recruitment agency celebrates contract for Fareham jobs

Front (l-r): Kate Weeks and Justine Duffin from Wild Recruitment. Rear (l-r) Paul Durrant, Steve Sadlar, Mark Pearson and Dave Reed from Gestamp.

Front (l-r): Kate Weeks and Justine Duffin from Wild Recruitment. Rear (l-r) Paul Durrant, Steve Sadlar, Mark Pearson and Dave Reed from Gestamp.

WILD Recruitment has won a contract to supply staff for nearly 70 new jobs being created at Gestamp in Fareham.

The growing consultancy in Arundel Street, Landport, will provide both permanent and temporary workers to the firm.

Gestamp makes parts for vehicles at its plant in Talbot Road, Segensworth South.

The multinational Gestamp Group has spent £14m on its Fareham base.

Wild has already started providing workers who will help make components for the Vauxhall Vivaro and Renault Trafic vans at the Midpoint Park trading estate.

The consultancy works across many sectors but recently has seen large growth in its industrial, and technical and engineering divisions.

Michelle Stewart, managing director of Wild Recruitment, which employs 22 staff, said: ‘Gestamp has made a large investment and required nearly 70 workers.

‘Our experience, expertise and local knowledge helped us win the contract and we are now supplying staff.

‘It is particularly good news as it follows the job losses at BAE Systems.

‘Our engineering and technical division has grown rapidly which reflects the increasing demand for staff and an improving local economy.’

Mark Pearson, Gestamp human resources manager, said: ‘We have a contract for 12 years to make these parts and have invested heavily in Fareham.

‘It’s satisfying to be able to offer stable, long-term automotive jobs in the area.

‘The workers that Wild are providing will enable us to run a two-shift production.

‘We have about 35 workers at present but that number will be nearer 90 when we’ve finished recruiting.’

Wild recruits in numerous other divisions including industrial, office and finance, customer service and sales, driving and senior selection.

The consultancy also has a branch in Poole, Dorset, and in 2010 was bought by the national group Berry Recruitment.

 

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