About twenty years ago I was working as an interim HR manager within a shipbuilding company in the Netherlands. Within this business it quite common to work with a flexible workforce as new orders arrive quite regularly, especially in the engineering department. You cannot have your formation of engineers based on these peeks in required capacity.
As a result, with every new order coming in, there was an immediate need for hiring highly skilled, experienced, temporary shipbuilding engineers. Unfortunately, the Dutch market of temporary shipbuilding engineers is relatively small.
I decided to investigate the ‘market’ in the UK by inviting about ten companies to convince me of their possibilities to deliver the right skilled people on a regular basis and also the quality and reliability of handling taxes and social security, organizing lodging and travelling and so on. These things are also very important.
Only one company matched all the requirements and in the 20 years afterwards I have hired people from Europteam for many different companies in my role as interim manager. Besides, many times I have advised companies, which are a member of our association, to hire Europteam’s engineers and other specialized people like all sorts of mechanics and welders. In that case I made contact between the company and Europeteam. Sometimes the need was very specific and difficult to fulfill, for example: 12 highly qualified, specialized elevator mechanics to start within two weeks after the request. They did it.
As a consultant of the association FME, I have to advise our member company’s very decent and careful in this kind of important issues.
During these twenty years of collaboration, I have never had a bad experience myself and did not hear any complaints from my ‘client’ companies, they all were very satisfied, in fact, in many cases the relation between the company and Europteam still exists.
Association of enterprises in the technological industry in the Netherlands
Dirk W. de Gelder - Senior Manager / Consultant HR
"Europteam has already for many years been a reliable business partner of Alutech Nederland. Regardless the conditions of the labour market Europteam has been able to meet our demand for qualified workers/welders.
Our experience with Europteam can be best described by a very good service, administration and communication to all partners, Europteam , their workers and Alutech Nederland BV."
Jurjen Duintjer - Managing Director, Alutech Nederland bv
Europteam Consultants is a very pleasant partner to assist us with our recruitment process. We have learned that they have a lot of experience in shipbuilding and construction industry. Every day again they show us their ambition and willingness to maintain their services on a high level. Since we have started our cooperation a lot of high qualified engineers have found their way to Allseas.
Patrick Degenaar P & O Department, Allseas