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About Talascend International

Talascend International is a well-established recruitment agency, which has developed over 30 years to become one of the leading providers for railway recruitment in the UK. 

Our services have also expanded to include Infrastructure, Power, Nuclear and Oil & Gas, working closely with our clients to find them the best permanent and contract candidates in these sectors. 

In 2018, Talascend International joined forces with First Recruitment Group, providing a plan for long term stability and growth, widening our resources and importantly sharing the same values. 

Our team work globally, with staff based in Warrington and London within the UK, as well as Abu Dhabi and India. 

We have built up a strong and experienced team of recruiters, not only dedicated to delivering excellent results, but also working carefully to strict health and safety standards.

This is demonstrated through our RISQS accreditation, vital to working within railway recruitment in the UK.

You can read about our saftey and compliance here. 

To widen your candidate network, find skilled candidates, and strengthen your workforce, contact our team today for discussion about your individual requirements at enquiries@talascendint.com or you can call on +44 (0)161 507 8370. 

History Timeline 

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Talascend International, originally called BePOS, was founded in 1986 in the UK.


It was the in-house agency for Bechtel (Bechtel Personnel & Operational Services).


In 2001, in partnership with external investors, BePOS launched EPCglobal.

Their aim was to service other clients with commercial resourcing services.


Bechtel sold their interest to the company Modern Professional Services who were based in Detroit, Michigan, in 2008.


In 2009, Modern Professional Services, QTS and EPCglobal merged to form the recruitment company Talascend.


During 2017 there was a management buyout of the international division of the Talascend business, covering the UK, India and Abu Dhabi offices. The other part of the Talascend business continues to operate in the USA separately. From this Talascend International was launched.


In October 2018, Talascend International joins forces with First Recruitment Group, expanding the capability of the wider group. Talascend International retains its brand and identity as a Rail and Infrastructure recruitment agency.


In early 2019, Talascend International moved into First Recruitment Group’s building, sharing resources, compliance standards and stability as the group continues to grow. 

Talascend In Numbers







Hours lost to
accidents in UK 


Management Buy Out
complete in 2017 


Countries provided with
engineering talent 


Placements made  


Man hours supplied to
Global Engineering projects

Giving Back

Helping others is central to what we do here at Talascend International and this extends to supporting charities and the local community. 

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