Thorn Baker Construction Launches Specialist Offsite Construction Team

News
21/09/2020

Construction recruitment specialists launch new service to source talent to meet demand in the modular construction sector.


Construction industry recruitment specialist, Thorn Baker Construction, has announced that it has launched a new service focussed on sourcing talented professionals for the offsite (also known as modular) construction industry.


Thorn Baker Construction’s Offsite team will work with companies across the UK to fill positions currently available within the modular building industry. It will also draw on its experience in recruiting people across the whole construction sector to support those in traditional ‘onsite’ roles to obtain new jobs within the off-site industry.


The team will be led by Business Manager Rhian Newman and will build on her considerable experience in the modular 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 offsite and therefore enable our construction industry clients to fill vacancies across the UK.”


In addition to helping its clients to fill current vacancies, Thorn Baker Construction’s 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. The Thorn Baker team is also working closely with the Bristol Housing Festival, advising on the role modular 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.”