Telent – 300 people in 3 months


Telent is a leading technology company delivering ICT, mission-critical communication networks, operational systems and services across the United Kingdom.  Fuel Recruitment have worked with Telent since 2009, assisting them with their contract and permanent recruitment needs.


The Challenge

In October 2018, Telent approached Fuel Recruitment to work in partnership with them on the National Road Telecommunications Systems (NRTS) Project. This is a £500,000 million project for Highways England spanning for 7-9 years, ultimately providing the technology and services to keep England’s roads moving. The technology involved includes: 145 transmission stations, 5,000 cabinets, 3,000km of fibre, 3,200km of copper, 3,000 CCTV cameras, 7,000 emergency phones, 3,500 signs and 4,000 MIDAS Loops managing the traffic flow.

Telent needed to create an entire new business unit of 300 people to be completely dedicated to the NRTS project and they needed to be recruited within 3 months in order to hit project milestones.

These were high level, highly technical IT and Telecommunications roles including: Qlikview Developers, Test Managers, Test Leads, Test Engineers, Software Developers, Senior Technology Engineering Manager, Data Architect, Release Managers, Technical Authors, Infrastructure System Design Engineers, OSS Alarm System Design Engineers, Application Specialists and Service Management Architects.


The Solution

Fuel Recruitment dedicated a team of Consultants and an Account Director to manage the entire process, work on the vacancies and liaise with Telent’s own internal recruitment team. Weekly update meetings attended by all stakeholders ensued to discuss progress, adherence to KPI’s and successes. Telent’s internal recruitment team adopted space in Fuels offices to enhance cooperation and further develop the partnership.


The Outcome

Fuel Recruitment are a trusted Recruitment Partner of Telent and are well known as a reliable source of quality candidates and excellent Customer Service. Telent were able to deliver on all NRTS Project milestones due to the successful recruitment partnership. Telent’s internal recruitment team won a prestigious award from Highways England and Fuel Recruitment were highly praised for their involvement in the project.

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