Midlands firm wins contract to recruit for £33m maritime transport project

22nd Feb

Midlands recruitment company Consilium Recruit has secured a deal to work on a project that aims to decarbonise maritime transport.

The specialist jobs firm has been chosen by Belfast-based Artemis Technologies, which has been awarded £33 million from the Strength in Places Fund to lead on the development of new zero emissions hydrofoil ferries and future maritime transport systems.

Artemis Technologies, which is led by double Olympic gold medallist yachtsman Iain Percy, brings together maritime, aerospace and motorsport experts and is one of the world’s leading high-performance maritime design and technology firms.

The company chose Consilium as its recruitment partner after the Stratford-upon-Avon-headquartered engineering specialist firm impressed with its 20-year track-record across the automotive, aerospace and advanced engineering sectors, and also through its work with America’s Cup challenger, Ben Ainslie Racing.

The contract will see Consilium lead on filling engineering, management and project leadership roles to support Artemis Technologies’ 10-year plan to make Belfast Harbour a world-leading hub for green maritime technology, and one of the world’s most environmentally friendly regional ports.

The first roles to be recruited will include departmental heads within mechanical systems, naval architecture, project management and procurement.

James Colley, director at Consilium Recruit, said: “We are proud to be supporting Artemis Technologies in its long-term mission to decarbonise the maritime sector. Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has brought, we will be recruiting a variety of first-class, talented professionals who can grasp the unbelievable vision of Iain and the Artemis team.

“It is a brilliant milestone for us and another high-profile project we are delighted to be part of.”

Iain Percy said: “Our aim is to develop and provide sustainable transport solutions for the maritime industry and support its decarbonisation.

“If we are to succeed in that – we need only the best and most committed people in our growing team. Consilium has impressed us with their long and proven track record and will play a pivotal role in the recruitment process, supported by their extensive, multi-sector networks.”

Consilium Recruit was formed in 2001 and has gone on to place thousands of specialist manufacturing and engineering professionals into UK and European businesses.

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