What We Do
Recruitment across the Built & Natural Environment
ALLEN & YORK have a unique blend of recruitment skills and technical knowledge. Every consultant is an expert in their field and has an extensive specialist network.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the global sustainable economy, by continuing to deliver excellent specialist recruitment services across our markets.
Solar and Battery Storage Technician
East Midlands, England
Our client is a known renewable energy operator globally who require a O&M Technician for their team. The Solar and Battery Storage Technician is a site-based role performing op...Read More +
Senior Wind Consultant
South West England, England
Our client is a global consultancy providing engineering and consultancy services for infrastucrture. They are looking for a talented Wind Analyst to support an increasing clien...Read More +
SHE Coordinator (SW)
Allen & York are recruiting a SHE Coordinator within the waste and recycling sector with roles based in the South West and North West. You will have responsibility for providing...Read More +
Solar Yield Consultant
South West England, England
We urgently require a PV Yield Expert with solution-focussed attitude and an appreciation of the economics of solar energy development. You'll need to have a willingness to trav...Read More +
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Are you a permitting consultant working in the North West? Would you like to join a leading engineering consultancy with operations worldwide and sit within their Environmental ...Read More +
Principal Environmental Consultant & Water and Environment
Birmingham, West Midlands
Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant & Water and Environment Birmingham Following 2 years of continued success and growth in my client's Water and Environment team, are exp...Read More +
EIA Consultant - London, Bristol or Manchester Job Advert Description My client is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemi...Read More +
EIA Consultant - Glasgow
EIA Consultant - Glasgow With continued growth year on year my client is now looking to recruit a motivated, commercially aware EIA Consultant to join their friendly team. Build...Read More +
Environmental and Social Consultant
Environmental and Social Consultant Description A leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services ...Read More +
Senior EIA Consultant - Glasgow / Edinburgh
Senior EIA Consultant Due to continued and strong growth an exciting position has arisen for a Senior EIA Consultant, based in either Glasgow, Edinburgh, or Inverness. Working w...Read More +
Flood Risk Hydrologist
Flood Risk Hydrologist Due to continued growth my client has an opportunity for a Flood Risk Hydrologist. My client has an excellent reputation and this be a chance to join a gr...Read More +
Principal Hydrologist - Glasgow
Principal Hydrologist - Glasgow As a result of continued success, my client now requires a talented and experienced Principal Hydrologist to join their Glasgow Office. As a trus...Read More +
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Air Pollution in London Higher Than Beijing
Last year, air pollution levels in London were worse than those in Beijing for brief periods - with the capital's pollutants frequently breaking international limits. The Environment Minster, Michael Gove announced this week, government plans to increase action to tackle the UK’s air pollution levels. The draft of the Clean Air Strategy, which has government has been obliged to deliver under EU legislation, is currently at consultant stage suggests that some types of wood burners, car tyres, brakes, cleaning solvents, fertilisers and solid fuels will be banned from sale. Ministers want to halve the number of people exposed to high levels of pollution from fine particles, known as particulates, by 2025. However, many environmentalist groups believe it does not go far enough. In a separate study commissioned by the mayor of London and carried out by University College London and the University of Cambridge, significant levels of air pollution have been found indoors in schools and nurseries in London, which are over the World Health Organisation guidelines of 10μg/m3. Young children are more vulnerable to airborne particles than adults, and there are serious concerns to long-term health damage, to children within schools located near to high-traffic density roads. Higher incidents of asthma and wheezing can be directly linked to greater exposure to nitrogen dioxide. The findings came as the mayor published his first audit of air pollution at 50 of the capital’s schools and a series of measures to help them counter the impact of poor air quality around their schools. The mayor on Thursday announced the creation of a £1m fund to help the worst-affected schools bring in changes immediately. The money will also provide 20 nurseries with air quality audits and indoor air filters. Air pollution has been identified as the fourth biggest threat to public health after cancer, obesity and heart disease. For more information on the Clean Air Strategy 2018 consultation Browse all air quality jobs
Water Shortages Predicted for UK
In a new report published by the Environment Agency yesterday (23 May 2018), they highlight the strain on water resources in the UK and the impact on water quality in our rivers and estuaries. The ‘State of the Environment’ report looks at two key environmental issues; water resources – how much clean water we have available and water quality – including rivers, estuaries, coasts and groundwater. The report states that with a growing population the demand on our water resources will continue to increase and combined with overuse in homes and wasted water from leakage, we are in danger of overstretching our water reserves across the country. 3 billion litres of water a day are lost through leaks from pipes, the equivalent to the average usage of 20 million people, and the average household uses 150 litres of water per day. With a population of 65 million in the UK, that’s almost 10 billion litres. The EA report that the amount of water taken out of the natural environment from groundwater sources and surface water such as rivers, has been unsustainable and above the levels of abstraction for some time. They also report that between 6% - 15% of rivers were in a poor environmental condition, including more than three-quarters of chalk streams. Taking too much water out of the environment can harm wildlife such as fish, birds and aquatic plants, and damage wetlands which are important habitats for a host of animals and plants. The EA predict that at the current levels England could see significant water supply shortages, especially in the South East by 2050. Download the full report Browse all environmental jobs
Growth Predicted for Global Construction Market
The message is positive for global economic growth, after ten years of battling out of financial crisis, the global economy is set to grow and the outlook for the construction industry is positive. In a recently published survey of the International Construction Market 2018, Turner & Townsend indicate that of the 46 countries/markets examined, 23 are set for stability, 21 are expected to warm up and only 2 are looking to cool. “120 economies, accounting for three quarters of world GDP, enjoyed a rise in year-on-year growth rates in 2017” the survey states. As GDP increases, so does construction. The UK construction market has been reported as ‘lukewarm’, despite predictions to be hot last year. The Brexit-effect and levels of uncertainty around the labour market is having a cooling effect and a fall in sterling is leading to higher inflation. UK GDP growth was reported to be at 1.8 per cent in 2017, and forecast to slow further. London is also reported to be the 5th top most expensive city to build. However, devolution across the UK has created hot spots outside London, where spending on infrastructure and housing in key UK regions, may fuel further investment. Labour shortages still prevail and when asked about challenges in the market, a strong theme in the survey was skills-shortages. 67 per cent of respondents said that skilled labour shortages had a major or large impact on the delivery of construction projects. Steve McGuckin, The Global Head of Client Programmes at Turner & Townsend comments; “The construction sector has a strong correlation with economic growth. When GDP rises above a moderate rate, construction’s share of the economy expands in greater proportion.” However, “The spread of greater opportunity, higher education and loftier aspirations is making recruitment into construction harder.” This reinforces the need to attract and retain top talent, at all levels across the construction industry. At ALLEN & YORK we have a specialist construction recruitment team, who are focused on the delivery of talent across a variety of disciplines, including: building services engineering, civil engineering, quantity surveying, project & site management, CDM and Health & Safety. We are experts in our field and excel at sourcing mid-senior level professionals across the construction market. For more information about recruitment services and job opportunities across the construction industry contact Jack Cornick at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 Download the International Construction Market Survey 2018 Browse all jobs in construction
Health and Safety Insights: Interviewing
Last month, Jack Cornick, Team Leader Health, Safety and Construction at ALLEN & YORK took part in an IOSH Health & Safety Recruitment Roundtable, offering his expert insight and advice for both health and safety practitioners and employers looking to attract the best talent. The video is packed with insights and tips, but if you haven't got time to watch the whole recording, we have summarised the discussion into bite-sized chunks. This is second in the series and focuses on ‘Interview Technique’. Competency based interviews 90 per cent of health and safety interviews are competency based you might find the 'STAR' methodology (Situation, Task, Activity, Result) a good starting point when preparing for a health and safety interview. You may also want to refer the IOSH Blueprint competency-based framework, as a useful self-assessment guide. Be prepared to take part in exercises or impromptu assessments as a means of measuring your level of competency. Do your homework Take your time to research the company, via it’s website and any related news articles/press releases and profiles on LinkedIn, especially those directly relevant to your future team/department, plus board reports if you feel you’d like this level of detail. Also, brief yourself on the wider business trends within the market, so that you can refer to relevant topically issues. Anticipate that you will be asked the question; ‘tell me about yourself’ and have a concise ‘pitch’ prepared which demonstrates that you are a good and effective communicator. Be professional and engaged How you interact and communicate will be noted and is a good indicator of how you will engage with the team. Interviews can be formal/informal, take place on/off-site, in pubs, coffee shops and hotel foyers, so it’s important to maintain a professional approach whatever the circumstance. Deal breakers We’re often asked advice on when to raise important issues such as flexible working. If this is a deal-breaker then state it up-front and be totally transparent. If it’s less important than it can be mentioned later at 2nd interview but set your stall out early if it’s important to you. Employers are looking for Hot topics at the moment include; reputational risk, cultural change and well-being. There has certainly been a move beyond simple compliance, to a more holistic approach to health and safety, as well as an emphasis on commercial understanding and effects on the bottom-line. Be prepared to demonstrate your experience in these areas, prepare anecdotes and examples. Watch the Video For a more comprehensive and detailed explanation of all the above, plus advice on writing your CV - Watch the IOSH Roundtable Recruitment Video To find out more about the latest health and safety job opportunities, and talk through your CV contact Jack Cornick 01202 888 986 Browse all health and safety jobs
Recruiting for Bournemouth's Oscar Winning Technology Hub
ALLEN & YORK are expanding their digital technologies recruitment service to offer permanent and contract recruitment solutions across a wide range of industries. The team are working with native digital organisations, corporate business looking to upgrade their tech offering, as well as addressing a growing demand for innovative tech professionals across the environmental, energy, sustainability and infrastructure sectors. ALLEN & YORK HQ is based just outside Bournemouth and Poole, one of the largest digital hubs outside London and an incubator for digital investment, skills and business. “We’re passionate about the tech industry, recruiting across a wide spectrum, from control engineers for smart power to web developers within Fintech. We’re building strong local and national networks of outstanding digital talent and have exciting opportunities across genuinely innovative and creative employers.” Dan Campbell, Digital Technology Recruitment Consultant at ALLEN & YORK. The region is home to digital creative agencies with big aspirations, and its success is powered by strong graduate talent from the highly acclaimed, Oscar Winning NCCA at the University of Bournemouth, as well as an increasingly dynamic ecosystem of tech start-ups. The icing on the cake is that Bournemouth Council are testing 5G mapping and the improved connectivity could unlock huge potential across the city. An enhanced ALLEN & YORK digital recruitment team are already delivering exceptional results for their local and national clients and candidates, recruiting across the whole life cycle of tech skills, including; software & web development, data management & analytics, digital marketing & sales and cyber security, as well as niche areas such as SaaS and automation engineering. For digital job opportunities and recruitment solutions contact Dan Campbell at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 firstname.lastname@example.org – www.allen-york.com
What are the Benefits of Working in Construction?
An estimated three million people work in the UK Construction industry (ONS, Oct 2017) which is around 10 per cent of total employment, producing more than £110 billion per annum or 7 per cent of the UK’s GDP. This is a substantial section of the nation’s workforce and there are a wide variety of great positions to choose from, including; Architect, Planner, Construction Supervisor, Civil Engineer, Quantity Surveying and Health and Safety. There are numerous benefits to working within the construction industry; Growing demand – it’s predicted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that 250,000 construction employers will be required in the next two years. Which equates to 45,000 job opportunities each year, so the construction jobs market should be very buoyant. Training - the skills-gap in construction has led to the development of some great apprenticeship schemes and there is a good level of support and on-the-job training for those entering the industry. Salaries – the demand for talent is high and therefore the construction jobs market is competitive and salaries are reflective of this. The median income for Construction Project Managers nationwide is about £45,000, with a top end of around £65,000. Being part of creating a new building, transport network or infrastructure project is incredibly rewarding and the construction industry offers a huge range of challenges and plenty potential for promotion. If you are interested in working within the Construction industry, contact our Construction team at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986. We recruit at all levels across the construction industry, including; Planning, Civil Engineering, CDM, Quantity Surveying and Health & Safety. View construction jobs
15% of Technology Professionals Looking For New Job
The Computer Weekly Salary Survey 2017/18, sponsored by IBM, gives a comprehensive overview of the current technology jobs market. Attracting over 1200 respondents, the survey highlights include: Average salary range for UK&I technology professionals is between £50,000-£75,000. Women are paid on average 25 per cent less than their male colleagues. Almost one-third of IT workers think they need more training to enhance their career. Wages vary depending on region, job role and years of experience, however over a quarter of technology workers received an annual salary of between £50,000-£75,000 the survey reports. Almost half (47 per cent) with three years’ experience or less earn £35,000. A number of IT roles are currently on the rise, such as cyber security and data scientists. Women in the technology industry are paid less on average than their male counterparts, regardless of their job role or experience, according to the survey. The average salary for women is £59,209, compared with £78,599 for men. This is nothing new, the gender pay gap has always been there within the technology industry, however the number of women working in the industry has fallen over the years and is reportedly significantly lower than it was in the 1980s. Training has always been important in the technology industry, in order to keep on top on the latest developments. More than half of the survey respondents said they had received training from their employer, but only 15.8 per cent said training was regular, with most reporting that they were taught new skills ‘when needed’. The most popular areas for training are ITIL, AWS, CCNA, Prince2 and SAP. Although the workforce is loyal, 43 per cent said that they were happy with their employer, but they would be open to new opportunities and 15 per cent were actively looking for a new job. If you would like to discuss the latest Technology jobs or recruitment services, contact Dan Campbell at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 Download the full survey here
The Safeti Podcast is officially up and running!
We are excited to take part in this first episode, which features Jack Cornick, Health, Safety and Construction Recruitment Team Leader at ALLEN & YORK. This podcast will be helpful for those at the beginning of their career, anyone thinking about taking the plunge into the profession and also for established HSE professionals seeking to advance their career. You'll be able to catch the show on iTunes or Stitcher, as well as directly via https://bit.ly/2IjltmM We'd like to thank Richard for inviting us to take part in this exciting new series of health and safety podcasts, which are genuinely educational and we believe will be really helpful to anyone working in the health and safety sector. We really appreciate your feedback and encourage you to let us know your thoughts on this discussion. Please let us know if you found this podcast useful by leaving a comment at the bottom of the Safeti Podcast page!