OUR CLIENTS

From international multi-disciplinary consultancies to local developers, we work with the best in the industry, connecting them with exceptional talent.

As your recruitment partner, we want to work alongside your current recruitment process and legislation, becoming an extension of your business to a cost effective means.

HOW WE WORK WITH CLIENTS

When it comes to sourcing a new addition for the team, outsourcing recruitment needs can be a great way to alleviate pressure on an already stretched business or department.

Rifling through umpteen CVs, sorting through unsuitable candidates and following up on positive leads is a time consuming and somewhat soul-destroying activity, made all the worse by having to pick up additional work duties. There are simply not enough hours in a week to do all of this. Effectively, something has got to give. 

That's where we come in. 

As a recruitment consultancy, we have a highly specialised understanding of the markets we work in. We focus on quality over quantity and only make tactical, thoughtful connections. 

The companies we work with range from small, independent single discipline/specialist practices through to global engineering and project management giants who have successfully delivered some of the world's most iconic and complex construction projects.

Our job is to ensure their recruitment needs are met to the highest standards, enabling smooth and successful projects. 

Andrew Kerr, Director at Urban Connect stands out from his competitors as he has taken time and effort to understand BDP and our culture. He carefully identifies candidates who he believes would fit into the our Manchester studio culture and thrive within BDP. When Andrew recommends a candidate to us, more times than not we have made an offer of employment. Importantly for me Andrew represents the best interests of both BDP and the candidates he represents and has an innate understanding that the best outcomes are realised when those interests are aligned.

Andrew at Urban Connect clearly possesses strong interpersonal skills and intelligence, and along with his particular personal approach, it is different than most.

I've known Andrew, Director of Urban Connect, for circa 4 years and have found him to be knowledgeable, honest, reliable and professional. His knowledge of the local market and the ability of potential candidates is a key competence. That knowledge coupled with his ability to seek appropriate candidates is beyond expectations in terms of candidate quality; cost reduction and recruitment savings. When working with him he undertook pre-submission interviews, vetted appropriate candidates based on understanding our company's key aspects and ethos; he provided quality candidates that met the expected criteria.

We continue to work together on a mutually-professional basis and I recommend Andrew and Urban Connect.

Recruitment to a large business like BDP is very important and as an engineering associate I have many roles to focus on, mainly delivering projects. Andrew Kerr, Director at Urban Connect took time and effort to understand BDP as a business, the culture of the MEP team, and carefully screened and selected candidates who he believed would fit into the 'BDP profile'.

We have built a solid professional relationship built on integrity and trust. When Andrew recommends a candidate to us, more times than not we have made an offer of employment. He seems to possess a sixth sense whereby he is there when we need him, but leaves us alone when we don't.

Urban Connect are our first call for any recruitment requirements. They provide high calibre candidates by actually knowing and understanding our core business activities. Always available and with a superior knowledge of the market place, they are technically aware, consummate professionals and a good craic!

In short, a pleasure to do business with. I do not take calls generally from recruitment agencies but I will always return any calls to Andrew and his team.

Engineering Director at a large multi-discipline consulting engineering practice

Project Associate at large multi-discipline consulting engineering practice

Engineering Director at large multi-discipline consulting engineering practice

Director at large consulting engineering practice