Global recruitment consultancy Robert Walters Group announced the launch of Walters People in Milton Keynes today.
With a European presence lasting 15 years, the expansion into Milton Keynes marks the growth of Walters People into a national brand after launching just 6 months ago in London. The brand now has a presence in London, Milton Keynes, North West and the West Midlands.
Walters People Milton Keynes will initially focus on contract and permanent recruitment in accounting and finance, HR and business support fields.
The launch comes off the back of what has been a positive half year for the contract and interim job market, last year contract and interim job vacancies grew by 31% in Milton Keynes – ahead of the capital London (19%) and Manchester (29%). Notable growth areas in the regions were for interim roles in HR (+40%), marketing (14%), and secretarial and business support (+7%).
In fact, a recent survey by Walters People found that over a third of professionals in Milton Keynes (37%) would be open to switching to a contract, interim or temporary position – citing more flexibility (27%), higher hourly pay (23%), and exposure to new skills (21%) as the main drivers.
Director of Walters People Milton Keynes, Janine Blacksley comments:
“Contracting has always been a popular solution for a number of organisations in Milton Keynes – from large multinationals to small start-ups.
“Contracting really is a different field of expertise and in order to provide an excellent quality of service we need to have a team of dedicated specialists who know how this market operates. This is why now is the right time for us to launch Walters People in Milton Keynes.”
Walters People will also be recruiting for contract and permanent positions in areas of Business Support – namely Personal and Executive Assistant, Office Management, Administration, HR, Marketing Exec & Assistants, Admin, and Sales Support.
Janine adds: “The business support field has really turned a corner as of late, and we are now seeing local businesses invest from the ground-up.”
Walters People Milton Keynes will continue to build on the market leading reputation for recruitment within the accounting and finance field. In 2019, job vacancies increased by +6% in the accounting and finance sector when compared to the same period in 2018.
Janine comments: “Milton Keynes has some of the best accounting and finance professionals in Europe, and through our connection with the Robert Walters Group our database of talent in this area is unrivalled.
“Our speed of service, quality assurance, market leading skills testing, and digital innovation - with the use of video CV’s, are our key pillars and clear differentiators.
“We’re in a great position to be able to support our clients in this fast-moving market, and we’re passionate about building strong relationships with skilled professionals and match these people in the right-fit roles.”
Walters People employs 400 people and is present in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Spain. For more information visit the Walters People website.