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Over our 32 year history, we have developed strong bonds with industry partners who we feel offer a lot of value to our candidates and clients, as well as the industry in general.
We are proud of the relationships we hold with the following institutions:
We are a corporate member of EngineeringUK, the working name of The Engineering and Technology Board. EngineeringUK is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote the vital contribution that engineers make to our society. Our Chief Operating Officer Keith Lewis attends the EngineeringUK Business and Industry Panel and our STEM ambassadors support national initiatives such as Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and the Big Bang Fair.
Women’s Engineering Society (WES)
Formed in 1919, the Women’s Engineering Society has been the voice of female engineers for almost 100 years. WES is both a charity and a professional network of female engineers, scientists and technologists, who encourage women to choose a career in engineering and discourage any views that it is only a job for men. As corporate partners, we fully support the aims of WES and actively support their campaigns including International Women in Engineering Day
Women into Construction
Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. They provide bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry, and assist contractors to recruit highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal work-force. We will be supporting them to directly increase the number of women working within the engineering and construction industries.
As an engineering recruitment specialist, we understand the importance of establishing a pipeline of talent to prevent skills shortages in the future. That’s why we support STEMNet (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) to create opportunities to inspire young people into STEM subjects and careers.
To help support STEMNet’s aims, a number of our employees act as STEM ambassadors, providing career advice to young people and promoting opportunities in engineering.
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, or IMarEST, has been bringing maritime professionals together since 1889. We recognise the value that professional membership can offer to individuals and we know that it is something employers look out for. With this in mind, we paired up with IMarEST to offer our candidates a complimentary 12 month membership to the professional body.
A more niche maritime body, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) is a highly respected international professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of all marine vessels and structures. To help our naval architect candidates boost their professional profiles, we joined up with RINA to offer them free 12 month membership.
We are a corporate member of RenewableUK, the leading not-for-profit trade association for renewable energy. We fully support RenewableUK in their aim to harness the energy resources the UK can gain from wind, wave and tidal energy.
Subsea UK is the industry body for the British subsea industry and aims to increase business opportunities at home and abroad for the sector. We are a company member of Subsea UK.
We have partnered with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) to help promote opportunities within the water industry to improve practices, encourage research and establish quality standards.
The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is the leading transportation professional institution. As bronze corporate partners, we are able to network with a range of professionals within the industry and share knowledge with our clients and candidates.
UKNEST (UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology) is a forum focused on developing the intellectual base of naval design and engineering in the UK. Our Department Manager for Maritime, Chris Thornton, is the co-chair of the People Programme which is involved in the attraction, development and retention of engineering excellence within the enterprise. As members of UKNEST, we fully support the work that they do.
British Marine is a membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. They lead and promote the marine industry and work with members to achieve sustainable growth through the provision of world-class goods and services. As members of British Marine, we are actively involved in supporting their work and collaborating with them on initiatives which help boost and promote engineering skills in the marine industry. Chris Thornton, Department Manager – Maritime, is on the British Marine Trades Committee.
Victoria Street Capital (the commercial arm of ACE)
We are the Strategic Partner for Victoria Street Capital (VSC), the commercial arm of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Our position as Strategic Partner allows us to provide unique and valuable insight to members on topics such as diversity, skills, the ageing workforce and perceptions of pay and recruitment opportunities within engineering.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Our associate membership allows us to support the interests of the automotive industry to government, stakeholders and the media as well as giving us access to the latest market intelligence which we can share with our candidates and clients.
Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
We are corporate members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), a body promoting best practice and high quality service standards across the recruitment industry. Our parent company, Gattaca, was one of the first companies to achieve Audited status by the REC for delivering excellence. Our membership provides our clients with reassurance that all regulations and working practices are adhered to.
National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN)
The National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) is well established as the collective and collaborative skills forum for the nuclear industry and is the industry’s leading not-for-profit, membership organisation. NSAN works with companies and training providers from across the nuclear industry to provide support and solutions to the skills issues experienced by those committed to the successful delivery of the planned (UK) nuclear programme.
The Year of Engineering 2018
Matchtech is an official partner of The Year of Engineering, a UK Government-led campaign celebrating the world and wonder of engineering throughout 2018. The campaign aims to put a spotlight on the industry and engineering as a profession to show young people how they can make a difference to the world as an engineer.
We are proud to support this initiative and will be helping to educate and inspire young people about careers in engineering throughout 2018.