Abdu Kauroo, Recruitment Consultant, Building Services division

Abdu Kauroo, Recruitment Consultant, Building Services division

Today we interviewed Abdu Kauroo, Recruitment Consultant, Building Services division at Anglo. He shares his thoughts on the building and construction industry and gives some useful advice to professionals who are working in this sector.

 

A: What is your professional background?

A: I have been in recruitment for approximately 4 years where I spent most of the time working within the engineering industry. I have successfully worked with many of the world’s largest and most well-recognised companies like Siemens, Alstom, TfL and Network Rail on many high profile engineering projects. I have now moved into the Building Services niche using my engineering knowledge to recruit candidates for their next career move. I have always been interested in science and engineering, and it is always a pleasure to see a project completed from start to finish.

 

A: What are your responsibilities at Anglo?

A: The majority of my positions fall within Mechanical and Electrical Design, where I can see a major demand in the UK market at the moment. Depending on the client (consultancy or contractor) it is my job to match the best candidate for each role depending on qualifications, work experience and skills set. I am always ready to provide the best advice to candidates of all levels looking to prosper. 

 

A: How busy is your sector?

A: Due to Brexit, and many other socio-economic issues, we have seen a shift from contract work to permanent for various reasons. However, as the UK economy gains more confidence and trade between Europe and the UK solidifies, we will see a much greater investment in the UK for both contractors and permanent staff. There has been a shortage of STEM candidates in recent times, hence no matter how bad the situation within the industry will be, there will always be a demand for highly skilled and enthusiastic engineers.

 

A: What advice would you give professionals who are actively looking?

A: First and foremost have a clear CV and make it stand out visually. I would advise to keep it short and highlight your key achievements such as qualifications and extra courses attended. Good candidates with relevant qualifications within Building Services are always in demand. There is no such a thing as a ‘perfect candidate’, so being flexible could work in your favour, which shows the client that you are a reliable and a valuable applicant. Finally, it is very beneficial to talk to professional recruiters, and here, at Anglo we have dedicated consultants working with sectors like Water, Wastewater and Utilities, Construction, Civil and Structural Engineering, and Government.

Please rate

Comments 

Name
Email
  Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

Caledonia Water bags infrastructure contract with Scottish Water

Caledonia Water bags infrastructure contract with Scottish Water

Caledonia Water Alliance – a Morrison Utility Services and AECOM joint venture – has landed a six-year extension on its water infrastructure contract with Scottish Water Following confirmation of the new agreements, from 2021-2027 Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA)

Skanska bags £135m revamp of Canary Wharf’s first office

Skanska bags £135m revamp of Canary Wharf’s first office

Skanska has won the contract to deliver the main structural revamp of Canary Wharf’s first major office at 30 South Colonnade in London Docklands.The major office deal is its second to be signed off this week after confirming an £83m contract with Royal London Asset Management to build

MWH Treatment secures key role on Scottish Water framework

MWH Treatment secures key role on Scottish Water framework

MWH Treatment (MWHT), together with partner Galliford Try, has successfully secured a six-year contract extension on Scottish Water's non-infrastructure framework for the Strategic Review 2021-27 (SR21) investment programme. MWHT, a sector leading solution provider operating across the UK water

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.