Wirral based Seaking Electrical ltd is a marine specialist electrical engineering firm founded in 2001 employing more than 100 staff. Catering for the marine, industrial, commercial, military and offshore markets it has worked in countries across the World.
Group Business Development Manager Neil Mellenchip was keen to recruit a Graduate Electrical Engineer with the skills, attitude and ambition to compliment his growing workforce. He contacted Invest Wirral, a specialist team that supports Wirral businesses with their development, who in turn directed him to Steve Wood, Project Manager for Graduate to Merseyside at the University of Liverpool.
Steve was able to source Paul Gibson, a University of Liverpool Masters graduate in Electrical Engineering and Electronics keen to utilise his CAD and design skills for ship refits/conversions and new builds. With the right technical skills and a willingness to listen, learn and work hard, Paul has fitted in well and making the right impression. Neil was very happy with the service provided by the Graduate to Merseyside team.
“The Graduate to Merseyside service has provided a great resource, providing Seaking with an excellent candidate who will now take part in a programme of training and become a valued member of our CAD Design team providing bespoke electrical solutions to the Commercial Military and offshore Marine Industry.”
Gemma Stewart, Head of Invest Wirral notes how important it is to retain graduate talent within Liverpool City Region businesses and for organisations such as Invest Wirral and the University of Liverpool to work together:
“Retaining the skills of our graduates in the Liverpool City Region is vital to the growth and prosperity of the area. In Wirral we work very closely with Graduate to Merseyside to ensure local businesses have access to the recruitment support and talent pool that they need. We are delighted that through the partnership working of Invest Wirral and Graduate to Merseyside, Seaking Electrical Group has successfully recruited Liverpool University Graduate Paul Gibson to its highly skilled workforce.”
Steve Wood, Project Manager for Graduate to Merseyside reiterates the importance of business support services working together:
“This is a great example of how Invest Wirral and Graduate to Merseyside have worked together to support another growing business. Our Partnership with Invest Wirral is about common goals, supporting businesses to grow and prosper while retaining talent throughout the region.“
The Liverpool City Region benefits from a large pool of skilled graduates with a variety of skills as well as dedicated support services like Invest Wirral for businesses looking to develop and grow.
For more information on how Invest Wirral or Graduate to Merseyside can assist your organisation please see the contact details below:
Graduate to Merseyside
T: 0151 794 5112
T: 0151 652 4821