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.
To widen your candidate network, find skilled candidates, and strengthen your workforce, contact our team today for discussion about your individual requirements at email@example.com or you can call on +44 (0)161 507 8370.
Watch our history here or read the full history below:
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.
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David RobertsonManaging Director
Lewis TrowTalascend Business Manager
Jamie OsborneRecruitment Consultant
Lloyd BaileyRecruitment Consultant
Joe BaronRecruitment Consultant
Dominic WillsTrainee Recruitment Consultant
Anna MachinAccounts Manager
Rebecca MasonCompliance & Commercial Manager
Charlotte EckersleyAccounts Assistant
Dawn GoodyPayroll Coordinator
Emma ShraderMyPay+ Coordinator
Beth ThorpePeople and Culture Manager
Liz BowlingPeople & Culture Officer (HR)
Stuart MossGroup Payroll Manager
Sam ElstoneCompliance Administrator
Claire FearnleyPayroll Coordinator
Samantha LeeCompliance Administrator
Joanne SextonSales Ledger Clerk
Samantha O'TooleCompliance & Facilities QHSE Officer
Ashleigh QuennellContractor Care/Recruitment Admin
Katie LeeAdministrative and Finance Support
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