This month, Tungsten Capital joins forces with Westlakes Recruit to introduce a dedicated International recruitment organisation for the construction industry known as Westlakes International. Here, Claire explains what Westlakes International is all about…

What is your background?

I am a passionate business leader and recruitment sector professional and I have more than 15 years’ recruitment experience that is primarily focused on international construction markets. My role is focused on defining and delivering a market leading business strategy for Westlakes Recruit, with a resource offering that is respected on a global scale.

How did Westlakes Recruit first come about?

Our drive was to provide a consultative, collaborative and communicative resourcing solution and we formed through the question “how can we offer a compelling service to clients that beats the competition?” The answer was “we need to out-think them!“

We delved deep through the viewpoint of a construction professional, and we weaved that through the view of a recruitment professional, and the outcome was Westlake Recruit’s resourcing delivery strategy: CONSULT. COLLABORATE. COMMUNICATE.

Westlakes Recruit is a recruitment consultancy based in Cumbria in the UK, our foundations are built around three core disciplines; Project Controls, Construction Claims and Professional Services, serving locations in Cumbria, the UK and throughout the world. We are a collective of Project Management, Project Controls, Construction Claims and Recruitment professionals with over 45 years experience between us, delivering results through intelligent, collaborative recruitment.

We care about our clients’ success and are driven to be a part of it through delivering effective resourcing solutions based on insight and intelligence of our clients’ businesses.

Claire Wilcock Westlakes Recruit

What is the relationship with Tungsten Capital?

We are specialists in providing expert resource such as Commercial Managers, Delay Analysts and Forensic Planners on a broad spectrum of high profile projects worldwide. We have worked with Tungsten Capital for a number of years and have now collaborated to provide a resourcing solution for most industry sectors and geographical locations.

What is Westlakes International?

Westlakes International is a collaboration between Westlakes Recruit, recruitment specialists and Tungsten Capital, claims specialists, providing a unique offering for the claims recruitment market. We find that early involvement in the resourcing requirements of a project allows us to do our best work, ensuring we have a clear insight and knowledge of Tungsten Capital’s business. Our pro-active, honest approach provides a clear and concise recruitment process that is aligned to Tungsten Capital’s business needs.

What does Westlakes International specialise in?

Commercial Managers, Claims consultants, Delay Analysts and Forensic Planners

How does Westlakes International differ from other recruiters?

It is an entirely unique collaboration with over 60 years’ collective experience.

Who will benefit from the Westlakes International service?

Construction and engineering business or claims consultancies around the world. We know how difficult it can be for businesses to find exceptional talent in the required fields and through our combined expertise we aim to provide a platform where clients know that they will be able to source the best talent in the industry.

Which countries does Westlakes International offer recruitment services for?

Westlakes International operates across the USA, Asia, Middle East and Northern Africa, South Africa and Europe.

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