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The European Division of Magellan Aerospace has entered into a partnership with Morgan Ryder who are an outsourced recruitment services provider dedicated to manufacturing and supply chain industries.  This is a strategic move to drive their employer brand and improve talent acquisition across their UK business.

Manufacturing aero-engine and structure assemblies for aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space applications, complementary speciality products and associated componentry, the division has operations across North Wales, Lancashire, Dorset, Northern Ireland and Poland. 

Donna Bennett (European HR Director) said:“In a market where unemployment is at an all-time low and the number of job opportunities available are at an all-time high, ensuring our business is calibrated to modern talent acquisition is crucial.  Whilst the HR team continue to nurture home grown talent through internal training and development, to achieve the business plan we will need to reach out to, communicate with, attract and secure top talent externally.

Recruitment is a small part of the HR functions responsibility however it actually consumes significantly more time and resources than it should, especially when working with a diverse range of external recruitment suppliers.  This partnership will not only help re-align our business to modern talent acquisition it will actually free up significant time for the HR team and allow us to focus on the delivery of more strategic and operational projects.

Conor Allen (Aerospace and Automotive Manufacturing Specialist) commented on the challenges that the business faces:“The competition for talent across the manufacturing sector is fierce and top candidates have a choice of opportunities to pursue.  If you want to make it onto the radar of “the best” you need a solid employer brand and a marketing strategy to promote your organisations correctly.  Fortunately, Magellan already have all of the facets needed for a powerful employer brand, we just need to get them out there competing with other well known / household names in the manufacturing sector.”

Terry Murphy (Director at Morgan Ryder & Interim Head of Talent Supply Management for Magellan) said: “It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Magellan team to get this project off the ground, everyone at Morgan Ryder is looking forward to what we have in the pipeline.

In the coming months Magellan will be making itself known to the wider UK talent pool via multiple media channels.  The objective of the Talent Supply Team is to streamline external recruitment practices with a view to fulfilling a high percentage of requirements internally.  Also, we are absolutely certain that strong relationships with reputable, knowledgeable recruiters will be needed and part of the project will involve reviewing and rebuilding the current agency supply base.”  

Mitigating future challenges caused by the UK’s skill shortage within the manufacturing sector, Magellan’s Talent Supply Team are keen to speak to and network with professionals spanning entry to director levels in disciplines such as Continuous Improvement, Process Improvement, Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Operations, CNC Machining, Procurement, Supply Chain, Project Management, Aero-engine MRO, Finance, Information Technology, Maintenance Engineering, Airframe Fitting, Paint Sprayers and more.   If you would like to enquire further please email The Talent Supply Team.

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