Ganymede specialise in recruiting the best technical and engineering talent and providing complete workforce solutions to help build and maintain infrastructure and transportation for a wide range of UK clients.
As part of the RTC Group, an AIM-listed recruitment group, Ganymede is a market leader in providing a diverse range of people solutions to the rail, energy, construction, highways and transportation sectors.
With offices strategically located across the country, we provide our clients with the benefit of a national network of skilled personnel combined with local expertise. We have over 1,500 skilled staff currently deployed across the country on a daily basis.
We tailor our solutions to suit our client needs. Whether it’s recruiting permanent and temporary technical, engineering and safety-critical roles or providing fully managed workforce solutions of recruitment, training, account management, contingent labour and fleet provision, we work closely with our clients to understand their requirements, keeping their goals in mind every step of the way.
Ganymede’s core values define what we stand for and how we do things, helping us to provide the best possible service to our clients and candidates while maintaining a healthy working environment for our employees.
We care about local communities and are committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent. We strive to support charities and good causes and take care of the environment by operating ethically and sustainably.
People Are Our Passion
People are at the heart of everything we do. Through our in-depth recruitment processes, we attract, develop and retain the best people, supporting our clients to deliver projects safely and efficiently.
Every action taken by the organisation is done with skill, care and pride in mind. This ensures that every level of the organisation is accountable and provides the best possible service.
By continually building upon our vast industry knowledge and working collaboratively with our clients, we always deliver first-class, innovative and tailored solutions with our client goals in mind.
Safety First, Safety Always
Safety is at the forefront of our business operations. Awareness and continuous improvement eliminates complacency and ensures we keep our workforce, industry colleagues and communities safe.
Our contingent labour services include the recruitment, training and workforce management of safety-critical personnel from our strategically located offices across the UK.
As well as compliant contract recruitment, we provide payroll solutions and a unique IR35 assessment service designed to protect our clients and contractors.
Ganymede's permanent recruitment processes help you find the best talent for your business and is backed up by our market-leading two year guarantee.
Our executive search service is completely tailored to the needs of your business. Added extras include advanced screening processes and psychometric testing.
Ganymede Signalling offers a full range of signalling resources and project delivery support across the UK. Including Installation and Testing, New Works Tester, Projects Support/Advice and Signall...
Find Out More
Ganymede Engage is the technology platform that drives our Managed Service Provision. It centralises all of your recruitment & workforce management functions into one, user-friendly system – mi...
Find Out More
We pride ourselves in not just supplying to, but also fully immersing ourselves in the transportation sector, and have done so for over 50 years. Ganymede work hard to identify transferable skills ...
Find Out More
Supporting original equipment manufacturers, train and freight operators and national main contractors, Ganymede recruit across all stages of rail projects, including design and development, build...
Find Out More
Ganymede has worked closely with clients on some of the most impressive commercial and residential construction projects throughout the UK, hiring for every stage of the process from design to buil...
Find Out More
Our energy division is a leading provider of skilled engineers in safety-critical and customer-facing environments for energy suppliers, EVCP manufacturers, utilities and maintenance companies.From...
Find Out More
Ganymede play an important part in highways, ensuring our clients have the best engineers capable of delivering projects on time and to budget. We support highways projects from planning and design...
Find Out More
Our turnkey solution to packages of works includes the full planning, management, engineering and delivery of a wide range of Civil Engineering and Permanent Way works.We work collaboratively with ...
Find Out More
An insight into working as a dual fuel operative at Ganymede Energy
My name is Nicola McNamara-Cox and I have been working at Ganymede Energy for the past 4 months as a Dual Fuel Operative...I previously worked at a major energy provider in 2001 where I worked in several positions working my way up and getting to understand the business and the customers’ needs from the start. The positions I held included customer service advisor and duty manager. It was great learning and really got me interested in energy and how we can help customers get the most out of their energy needs.In 2018, I was made redundant and took the opportunity to become more hands on with a role in energy and successful gained an apprenticeship, where we had extensive practical training on Gas and Electrics and attended a skills academy. Once I completed my apprenticeship, I decided to look at companies that fitted my values and lifestyle.Why choose Ganymede Solutions?I completed quite a lot of research on the different options available in the energy market. I spoke to people at Ganymede who really spent the time to get to know me and what was important to me. Having an organisation that proactively helps with everyone’s mental health really clinched it for me, and their attitude to a great work life balance really hit home.“From Nicola's initial interview with myself, right throughout the onboarding process, continuing throughout her training and going live within the field, Nicola has been a pleasure to work with. Always enthusiastic, hard working with a can do attitude. Nicola has been a great addition to the team.” Joe Prestedge, Head of Energy“What an amazing day I've had, rang my first customer advised I was on my way and she did this "Wahoo" so loud down the phone and said "You're a female engineer! I feel less stressed and really happy and comfortable now." She was an absolutely lovely customer from beginning to end." Nicola McNamara Cox, Dual Fuel OperativeWhat is your day-to-day?I work no more than a 45-minute radius from my home, so I know I am always home in the evening to help with family commitments. It may sound like I just fit smart meters, but it is so much more than that. I help customers understand how to get the best out of their meters to help keep costs down. I do a compete MOT on their gas and electricity supply and their boilers to ensure everything is in good working order. It’s about making the customer feel comfortable and safety is our main priority.What do you like about working at Ganymede Energy?I could go on and on, but the diversity in Ganymede is great, the culture includes everyone, no one is better than anyone else and the managers make you feel you are on the same level. You are a person, not just a payroll number and that comes across from everyone.Would you recommend others to work at Ganymede?Absolutely, I have worked at some places where I really wasn’t happy , but since the day I started talking to Ganymede I felt included, supported and I have been given great training, brand new van, the best tools and PPE to allow me to do my job at the highest levels. I have recommended several people to work at Ganymede Energy and they love it too ... get on board I say!Interested?If you would be interested in being part of the next in take of engineers please contact email@example.com to learn more about the opportunities available.
Exclusive Supplier of Skilled Smart Meter and Electrical Vehicle Engineers to OVO Energy
Ganymede has been working with OVO Energy since 2016, one of the UK’s fastest growing energy providers.In 2019, Ganymede was appointed as an exclusive supplier to OVO Energy to supply skilled smart meter and electric vehicle (EV) car charging engineers.The SolutionWith a large skills shortage of smart metering and EV charging engineers across the country, Ganymede’s internal systems and attraction capability has been instrumental in finding suitable candidates to fulfil OVO’s personnel requirements. We worked very closely with our client to fully understand their requirements, not only on the technical aspect but also on behavioural and characteristic traits and interpersonal skills our client was looking for. Growing the OVO ethos was very fundamental to our client.Ganymede developed a targeted plan to attract suitable candidates that would help OVO Energy deliver their operational deliverables. Through our robust recruitment process coupled with a dedicated account manager and resource team to work solely on the requirements of OVO Energy, we were able to support throughout the whole recruitment and delivery.Key Facts:Ganymede has successfully supported the growth of OVO Energy by recruiting a large proportion of their technical field work forceGanymede has played an integral part working alongside OVO Energy’s internal recruitment team.Value Added:By building an open and honest rapport with OVO Energy to get a true understanding of their requirements and challenges, Ganymede delivered excellence by supplying a technically skilled workforce who were a good fit for OVO Energy in line with their company culture and values.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Gas Engineers Workforce Solution for British Gas
Ganymede has been working in collaboration with British Gas for over 15 years. British Gas is the UK’S largest energy provider and largest home care insurance cover provider in the private housing sector with over 20 million customers. With a focus on maintaining and installing domestic heating, British Gas is the largest employer of subcontract gas engineers in the UK. The SolutionOur first step was to ensure that we fully understood the requirements of our client by working closely with their internal recruitment team.With a vast knowledge of the British Gas recruitment process along with our industry knowledge and expertise in recruitment, we implemented a targeted recruitment and training plan designed to attract and retain a skilled workforce to support British Gas with their project delivery targets. Supported with a dedicated account manager, Ganymede continues to support British Gas with the supply and management of a skilled and reliable workforce of gas engineers across the UK. Key Facts:Ganymede is one of the top five suppliers of workforce solutions to British GasGanymede has played an integral part in helping British Gas achieve their delivery and operational goals by working closely their internal recruitment teamOver the past 15 years, we have supported British Gas with the recruitment and training of over 700 heating engineers Value Added:Ganymede has developed a strong brand within the energy market, which enabled us to attract the highest quality candidates for British Gas.Our robust recruitment process ensures we attract and recruit personnel that not only have the right technical ability but also the right behaviours required in line with the core values of both British Gas and Ganymede.Whilst promoting our core value of Safety First, Safety Always, we continue to recite a proactive approach to health and safety. Ganymede continues to work with British Gas, adding great value to the energy industry. Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Huddersfield Re-signalling Project
Ganymede was appointed by Babcock Rail to mobilise an experienced multi-disciplined civils team to help deliver the Huddersfield Re-signalling project. The project was initially put at risk due to a shortage of skilled civils personnel within the North West region. In order to complete the civils programme and to ensure that the deadline was met, at short notice Ganymede was appointed to mobilise additional experienced multi-disciplined civils teams. Client: Network Rail and BabcockDateOctober 2018Key Facts · Our client benefited from our dedicated workforce working to rigid deadlines so they could meet their delivery milestones. · The quality of resource provided was fundamental in the client being able to produce a high standard of installation work, this was crucial to maintaining handover deadlines. · Zero RIDDOR and lost time injuries were a key reflection of adding value to the client, this was demonstrated and enforced with our proactive and very professionally administered safety culture of Safety First, Safety Always. · Ganymede assisted by installing 40km of new routes for the project. Our SolutionBy supporting the project with 80 additional experienced competent site resources, Ganymede ensured the Huddersfield re-signalling project was delivered safely, effectively and within the expected timeframe. We proudly delivered a workforce solution that superseded the expectations of our client by working collaboratively with them at all stages of the project.Value AddedIn addition to our fully managed service and of the provision of competent and safety critical staff, Ganymede also added value to the client in the planning of the project. This project was very restricted with regards to both access and topography and our teams supported with both precision planning and execution.“Regarding works undertaken by the Ganymede gangs on my project H2B, I confirm that the ones I visited completed the works in a good manor and good standard and they were happy to engage in conversation to try to improve things.”Construction Manager, Siemens Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Safety Critical and OLE Skilled Staff - East West Rail - Bletchley Viaduct
The Bletchley Viaduct project is part of the new East West Rail line, providing new journey opportunities between central, southern and western England. Ganymede worked collaboratively alongside Volker Rail Specialist Business to modify the layout of the overhead line system, allowing the dismantling of the viaduct to be completed safely and efficiently. ClientVolker Rail Specialist BusinessDateFebruary 2019 – May 2019Key Facts· Ganymede provided crane controllers and OLEC 3 linesmen/women to the Bletchley Viaduct project, part of the wider East West Rail Project· Ganymede supplied all site resource requirements to modify the layout of the overhead line system, allowing the dismantling of the viaduct to be successfully completed safely and efficiently.· With the Bletchley area having shortage of unskilled personnel, Ganymede was able to support the successful delivery of the project by using our nationwide skilled workforce.Our SolutionThroughout the project, Ganymede supplied and managed all site resource requirements to modify the layout of the overhead line system and deliver the preliminary phase of the East West Rail Bletchley Viaduct project. Our continuous focus on Safety First, Safety Always, enabled us to deliver the project safely with zero accidents or incidents. Ganymede was able to advise and supply the client’s project team with competent and safety-focused personnel, ensuring we mitigated any risks and delivered the project on time and on budget.Value AddedWith the Bletchley area having a shortage of unskilled personnel, Ganymede supplied an efficient number of crane controllers and OLEC 3 linesmen/women from our nationwide workforce. A well-managed and cooperative workforce from London and Doncaster were assigned and relocated for the duration of the project. Ganymede dedicated an account manager who was responsible for ensuring all resource requirements were efficiently managed throughout the project. Due to Ganymede’s robust processes and logistical capabilities and commitment to keeping our workforce safe, we ensured that we managed and controlled fatigue levels throughout all stages of the project.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
SSE Case Study
Ganymede was chosen as the exclusive supplier to supply and manage a minimum of 250 smart meter engineers for SSE’s UK wide installation role out. SSE’s key business drivers were: to reduce risk, to reduce cost and secure supply of skilled smart meter engineers.In our partnership with SSE, Ganymede is responsible for all recruitment, training and workforce management of our engineers. Ganymede’s safety first, safety always approach is focused on providing excellence in safety and satisfaction to the end customer. To achieve this Ganymede deployed our own operations team qualified and experienced in the smart metering industry.Ganymede mobilised a dedicated team with fully qualified and technically experienced industry experts and support staff including; Operations Manager, Field Team Leaders, Account Manager, Resource team and Contract Administrator. This team is then provided back office support and monitored by our Health and Safety, Compliance, HR and IT teams.Ganymede currently have over 50 engineers working and managed across the UK with our Operations Team to provide on site support and performance management of our teams. As part of our role in our partnership with SSE, Ganymede has been able to support in improving safety and standards across the workforce and to help provide efficiency and cost savings. Ganymede have maintained an excellent safety record on this contract and our defective installation rate is significantly within the parameters of the service level agreement.Get in TouchUse the form below to contact us today about how we can add value to your business.
Whether you're looking for an experienced recruitment agency to support your business, or you're ready to start your job search, we're on hand to help. Contact us below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Safety Moment Events 2022
Safety Moment Events 2022Safety Moment events are held every quarter and give our operatives the opportunity to hear about the latest safety initiatives and industry messages. We also use these events to encourage our workforce to #SpeakUp, ask questions and voice their thoughts and any concerns.Following virtual events during the coronavirus pandemic, we were delighted to have the opportunity to resume face to face Safety Moment events across the UK. Similarly, after the launch of our new offices in both Scotland and the South East, it has been a fantastic opportunity to meet with our operatives and emphasise our ethos of Safety First, Safety Always.Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ said of the events: "It was great to see Ganymede relaunch our safety moment events. After two and a half years we were back on the road hosting our Safety Moments in Abercynon, Bellshill and Ashford. It was so refreshing to see our workforce collectively and face to face again. Our events started in Abercynon in Wales, then in Bellshill Scotland and finished off in London meeting our operatives from the Ashford office which had a large audience including our client and sub-contractors. The events were themed around Fatigue, Accident reporting, communications, wellbeing & mental health, raising of Close Calls and PPE but most importantly our #SpeakUp and 'Safety First, Safety Always' was embraced by all."Topics covered also included:Mental Health, including the identities of our Mental Health First AidersAccident / Incident reportingFatigue, and the new standard that is coming into effect later this yearClose Calls Driving / Fleet Check PresentationWe trust all attendees found the sessions useful and engaging. As a business we are committed to raising awareness and sharing safety messages to our workforce to help keep everyone safe so the value in these sessions can not be understated.The next series of Safety Moment events will resume in the Autumn.
Mental Health First Aiders Network Meeting
Mental Health First Aider Support Network MeetingAt Ganymede we understand that mental health issues can affect anyone at any time. As such, we have support available for our internal employees and workforce to help with mental health and wellbeing.On 26th May 2022, The RTC Group Plc held our inaugural Mental Health First Aider Support Network meeting in the Derby Conference Centre. In total, we had 9 people in the Hamlyn Suite and 5 people attend via Teams using the new equipment. The purpose of the meeting was to get all our Mental Health First Aiders together to network, share learnings and real world experiences. This was all done in a confidential manner without revealing personal details. We also discussed the support that is available to our Mental Health First Aiders to help them should they need it. This includes a Mental Health First Aider support line. The event was a great success, and it has been agreed that we would all meet quarterly going forward and introduce learning material to the sessions.
The Recruitment Awards 2021
The Recruitment Awards 2021On Tuesday 24th May, we were able to resume our annual tradition of The Recruitment Awards, rewarding those who have gone above and beyond throughout 2021. Whilst slightly different to the normal company-wide event held once a year, the winners gathered for a smaller ceremony at our head office in the Derby Conference Centre. With some returning winners from previous years, as well as new faces joining the proceedings, we were delighted to gather together to share in the success of these individuals.The past two years have brought both expected and unexpected challenges to the recruitment industry as a whole, from the coronavirus pandemic and IR35 changes to the ongoing impacts of Brexit. Yet, as we gathered to reflect on the successes we have seen throughout this turbulent period, it was highlighted that the ability of our workforce to thrive, adapt and implement new innovations is something that truly deserves recognition.Paul Crompton, Managing Director said: “I’d like to congratulate all the award winners and recognise the exceptional performance and contribution of each of them to the business. The past two years have been a challenging period for the country as a whole, however our staff have shown dedication, resilience and ingenuity to continue to support our clients. ”Our business is all about people, and our group success is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Congratulations to all the winners. As a thank you, the winners will enjoy a hospitality trip to the Royal Ascot race meeting later this month. The RTC Group Awards will be back in March 2023 in its traditional format, held at The Derby Conference Centre.
Leading labour supplier to the rail industry converts used PPE/Workwear into Energy
Leading labour supplier to the rail industry converts used PPE / Workwear into EnergyGanymede Solutions continually look for new initiatives that support them in achieving their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which includes considering environmental impact. As a leading supplier of labour to the rail industry, the sourcing, use and disposal of PPE/Workwear was a key area identified to support this strategy. Together with specialist rail PPE supplier, Safeaid, Ganymede Solutions considered the lifecycle of PPE/Workwear and implemented new recycling facilities. The goals were, firstly, to reduce the amount of PPE/Workwear that is not looked after properly and therefore disposed of before it needs to be. Then, to provide an alternative option to operatives and staff that prevents used clothing going into landfill. Through the recycling operation, instead of ending up in landfill, the shredded textiles are baled and sent on for further processing so that they become refuse derived fuel (RDF). This means that the textile shreds are incinerated to produce steam, which is converted into energy. An education into product lifecycle Ganymede Solutions will be providing learning resources to staff to ensure all PPE is looked after correctly and lasts for as long as possible. Furthermore, the process will be made as easy as possible for operatives to utilise this recycling scheme by having ‘drop and swap’ facilities in eight Ganymede locations across the UK, starting with its office in Wales. The aim is for 25% of staff to use the recycling facility throughout the first year. Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ said of the new initiative: “We are absolutely thrilled to get this project off the ground, reducing waste to landfill is something we have been working on within our offices, but being able to provide this recycling service to our operatives and staff is fantastic and a testament to our dedication to our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.” Richard Bowen, Managing Director at Safeaid commented: “We are delighted to support Ganymede with PPE recycling facilities. As a business we’re committed to delivering environmentally responsible solutions to our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals. These include our Signal carbon neutral PPE range which Ganymede also purchase for their workforce.”
Balfour Beatty Rail Safety Leaders Event
Balfour Beatty Rail Safety Leaders event provides reassurance that rail industry is moving in the right direction By Stuart FraserAccounts DirectorWell done Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR). It was great to be a part of the process for shaping how as a collective (BBR & their wider supply chain) from senior management down to the boots on the ballast can make the required step change to transform our safety culture for the better. I genuinely believe by training, developing, and empowering the chosen safety leaders who volunteered for the positions, we can make a difference to everyone’s safety and mental well-being. My only fear is how we keep momentum, there’s no doubt that after a powerful experiential day we all want to drive change. However, when we go back to our desks or site projects, we are focussed on the day-to-day tasks that are as vitally important in getting the job done and delivering our mantra of, “putting the passenger first”. To see first-hand the dedicated safety leaders, share their experiences and how they challenge each projects hot safety topics was fantastic. In fairness the day was filled with a mixture of emotions with Jason Anker sharing his heart-breaking accident and a life story of highs and lows that could have been scripted by Shakespeare himself.Speaking of Shakespeare and theatre springs to mind and on the day, there was a thought-provoking session where two actors aka Del & Rod used a common day to day issue to raise a close call. True to form as on most sites and to all our amusement, a large argument ensued between the pair that had all of us in the room in raptures of laughter. Probably as the issue was all too familiar but, more to do with the interaction and the barrage of abuse given to us as the audience as we tried to offer advice to them on how the close call should have been raised. Utilising our own emotional acumen and what we had discussed using the Human Aid process (Aid - Action, Impact, Do), that embraces two-way communication to get the individual breaching safety bought in and engaged. On a serious note, although there was humour added to a dangerous issue, what a great way to engage with the room. It helped bring real life instances to the forefront of everyone’s mind and reminded us of what pressures our teams on the front line must deal with.I genuinely believe the Balfour Beatty Safety Leadership programme is going to be a great success and Ganymede are proud to be able to support such a great initiative.On a wider note, and something the day has made me reflect on, is the fact on how we embrace the safety initiatives Balfour Beatty Rail and the wider rail industry is pushing to embed in all that we do, making safety a prerequisite, a habit, instinctual and not an afterthought? The truth is there is no hard and fast answer however, there is no doubting we need a cultural step change within all our organisations in the rail industry to change the behaviours at every level of our businesses. Nevertheless, this does not mean we cannot challenge the way we work so, with this in mind and a wider issue than the safety leadership programme. I for one would like to break the status quo and see one unified safety message for Zero Harm, Home Safe Every day, Free to be safe, Speak Up etc. We have worthy safety initiatives for each rail organisation, all with a powerful and righteous message to keep our people safe. Then again, I genuinely believe we are watering down the impact of these powerful messages with all the various nuances on safety from organisation to organisation. Which recalls, one of the quotes that stuck with me from yesterday, “The absence of accidents does not mean the existence of safety”.An example of these good safety initiatives that is intended to keep safety at the forefront and make us safer on site, is the introduction of the safety application for your smart phones. An inspirational idea if there was solely one application for the rail industry. Sadly, we are confusing the issue with the introduction of these safety applications for every business, each with a separate number to call in your concerns or a separate close call process to raise safety concerns on site. All confusing the issue and blurring the lines for contracted staff who work for multiple organisations and make up a large quantity of the rail industry’s operational staff. With all this in mind, I keep asking myself, do I believe we are mature enough within the rail industry to drive one multi-organisational safety message, with one railway and one purpose in mind, “Zero Harm” with everyone home safe every day? The answer is always yes! But and it is a big but, how Nick Millington, Brian Painter, Mick Rayner, Mark Groombridge do we get the ORR, Network Rail to drive this with all the tier one contractors including Balfour Beatty Rail, to drive this forward? In truth neither Ganymede nor myself have the power to initiate this endeavour. However, we can and will keep asking the question and pushing for a integrated approach, so that one day there is a unified and consistent safety message across the rail industry.About the authorStuart Fraser is the Accounts Director at Ganymede SolutionsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: 07766 255 482LinkedIn: Stuart Fraser
Safety First Newsletter - Spring Edition 2022
The Spring 2022 edition of Safety First, Ganymede’s quarterly safety newsletter is now available to read.In this edition we focus on:Lessons LearnedThe Importance of Using Safety Critical CommunicationsTrack Safety Competence UpdatesCOSS and IWA CompetenceLookout Site Warden CompetenceCorrect use of Hand ToolsHand Tools – PanpullersSpotlight on SafetyAre you on or near the line or on the lineside?Workforce Health and Safety ChampionsEquality, Diversity and InclusionClose Call ReportingDiabetesFatigueFleetChanges to the Highway CodeRemindersWear your PPE with PrideEnvironmentalMeet the TeamMeet the TeamRead the Spring 2022 Safety First Newsletter hereAs always, we trust you will find the newsletter useful and engaging. If you have any questions or feedback after reading this edition of Safety First, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the form below.