Recruitment and IT services company, Volt Europe is expanding its permanent division in an effort to meet market demand for full-time IT personnel.
The Surrey-based company, which recently appointed three new consultants to its permanent team, says the division will focus on filling "high-level" permanent IT positions for its clients, while enhancing the agency's services portfolio.
"Our original decision to enter this marketplace was largely driven by two factors - client demand and market conditions," explains Bob Davies, manager of the permanent team. "We have a very strong and well-established client base, and have for some time been working more closely with our clients to provide an additional service fulfilling their permanent staffing needs... it was a natural progression to extend our business in this way with a specifically focussed team."
The company says it has noted a surge in demand for permanent ITers with rare skills in the emerging technologies, but denies the new division has been established because the contractor market is weak. "The contractor recruitment market has been booming over the last six months (and) Volt Europe's contract business has expanded by 50 per cent," adds managing director, Jon Tyler.
The new division is headed up by Davies, and is staffed by account managers Erika Durward, Teresa Howlett and Andre Tytheridge.
Volt Europe is owned by Volt Information Services, a US-based organisation.