QTS Group on track for growth with 70 new hires across the UK
National rail contractor, QTS Group, has recruited 70 new employees since June 2020, bolstering its team across the UK to nearly 500.
QTS Group has experienced huge demand for its specialist services in rail engineering, infrastructure and training throughout the pandemic.
Headquartered in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, the firm has offices across the UK including Nottingham, Leeds, Preston, Penrith and Wiltshire.
QTS Group has made hires across all its UK locations, covering both office-based roles such as administration and design, as well as field roles like site managers and surveyors.
The new hires also include graduate roles, trainees and apprenticeships. Across the company, QTS Group now has 56 employees in fully-funded apprenticeship schemes or further education, including 30 undertaking a fencing diploma.
QTS also supports apprenticeships in accountancy, management, estimating and procurement, as well as employees studying quantity surveying and environmental civil engineering alongside working full-time.
Alan McLeish, Managing Director at QTS Group, said: “It has been really positive to see an increased demand nationally for our services in what could have been a challenging time. To meet this demand, we have made a significant number of hires at our UK locations which will support us across all areas of the business.
“We continue to have a strong focus on nurturing employees whether that’s by offering funded apprenticeships or supporting them through further education and training. We remain fully committed to the development of our young workforce which is essential for not only the growth and success of the company but the railway industry as a whole.”
With a growing team of employees across the country, located both in the office and onsite, employee safety is a number one priority for QTS Group.
While staff who can work from home are still encouraged to do so, for those that can’t, QTS has introduced Covid-19 precautions and procedures. These include temperature check points, sanitiser pods, hand sanitiser stations and mandatory mask wearing.
For operatives based on sites across the country, mandatory measures have been implemented since the start of the pandemic including sanitisation stations, face coverings, one way systems and temperature checks.
Alan added: “In our industry, health and safety measures have always been essential with our staff often working in dangerous environments and we were quick to introduce a new level of strict preventative measures in light of Covid-19.
“During this challenging time, the health of our staff is our utmost priority. They keep QTS running day-to-day whether they’re in the office or on-site completing project work.”