John Hebson is the Managing Director of the Antal International office in Edinburgh and has more than 30 years of practical experience in the construction sector. After being involved in recruiting over 150 overseas Railway Engineers to meet the acute shortage in the Rail Industry he decided to take his career in his own hands and to open a recruitment office specialising in the Construction and Engineering Sectors where he could make the difference and meet his client’s needs.
Why recruitment? Everybody needs a challenge every now and then and this was John’s: starting a new career! Recruitment had the benefit of being able to take advantage of his previous experience, contacts and knowledge and Antal International offered him what he was looking for so he could reinvent himself.
Since the economic and financial crisis of 2005 started, the construction sector has been hit like the rest and has declined in many countries. Despite this, in the UK, this industry remains one of the largest in Europe and according to John, at the moment it is still very difficult to find experienced candidates due to the shortage and the market changes.
John unique selling point is having the actual experience within a diverse and complicated industry to understand and fulfil both his Clients and Candidate’s needs.
The Edinburgh office has been operating since 2006 and reputation is built on understanding Clients instructions; in turn saving Clients time and cost. A fully confidential service is offered to both Clients and Candidates
As well as recruiting within the UK, John helps international companies worldwide in the successful placement of candidates. He and his team firmly believe that their deep market expertise can benefit organisations that seek a knowledgeable and professional business partner with scale and global reach.
The team in Edinburgh is specialising in the Construction, Rail and Manufacturing sectors placing Project Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators, Designers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers, General Managers and Directors.
Founded in 1993, Antal International is a management and professional recruitment specialist. One of the first recruitment organisations to devote substantial resources to emerging markets, the company now has over 130 offices in more than 30 countries and works with many of the world’s most successful and ambitious employers.
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+44 (0) 7775754770
170 Lanark Road West, Currie, Midlothian EH14 5NY