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 currently 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.
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’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 and maintain 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.
Water & Environment
Ganymede have extensive experience recruiting into the Water and Wastewater sector, we work with you to develop and deliver the solution you need. Ganymede provides recruitment expertise to multi...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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Our energy division is a leading provider of skilled workforce in safety-critical and customer-facing environments. From supplying individual Engineers to mobilising complete workforces by attr...
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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...
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Employer Branding, Attraction and Engagement
What message does your organisation’s recruitment and onboarding activity directly or indirectly communicate about your business?“Employees are our greatest assets”… yet if we have learned nothing else over the last 2 years, what we can clearly see is that, unlike assets, people cannot be bought. Whilst salaries are clearly important (particularly with rapidly rising costs of living), we can all understand that people look for far more than this in deciding where and who they wish to work with.The supposed shift in what people now look for in their employment; flexibility, autonomy, remote working options, outcomes vs outputs, employer concern – is less so a shift, in my opinion, rather an unveiling of the truth, supported by two years of evidence that ‘traditional’ attitudes to working arrangements were easily updated.February 24th was ‘Covid-19 Freedom Day’ in England, where all coronavirus restrictions were lifted, with pressure building for the rest of the UK to follow suit. Hopefully we will all be returning to normal!The question is, what is normal in the workplace in 2022? This is a critical question for organisations to answer and to decide which of the measures they implemented during the pandemic were temporary and which were transformative. And whatever is decided upon must consider the impact it will have on being able to attract and retain the critical talent required to capitalise on the growth opportunities ahead.An organisation’s employees are MUCH more than assets. They need to be attracted and retained with clear benefits that reflect their personal goals and values. These need to be evident in your organisation’s proposition from the very first interaction a prospective employee has with you. Cast your minds back to pre-2020 and you may recall that many sectors were reporting critical skills shortages – the Department for Education’s Skills Needs Survey estimated 210,000 skills-shortage vacancies in the UK in 2019, up 147% from 2011 – this isn’t a situation that has improved! As such, recruitment activity needs to be modernised, focussing upon the candidate (customer) experience to enable you to succeed in hiring the best people for your business.How can your recruitment partner play its part?Quite often the very first interaction a prospective employee has with you, is courtesy of your recruitment partner. How well equipped is that partner to represent your brand? How clear is that partner on the attitudes, behaviours and skills required in candidates to correctly identify who will truly be successful in the role? And how confident are you that your recruitment partner can encourage those candidates to entertain a career opportunity with you?The ONS recently reported a UK record high of 1.2million unfilled vacancies (my colleague Christian Addison’s blog references this here) – competition for talent is as fierce as ever.So, in addition to ensuring your proposition to prospective employees is clear and that your own recruitment activity reflects your organisational values and how you wish to be perceived by future employees, it is imperative that you choose the correct recruitment partner and work with them as a partner to deliver the same.To ensure your recruitment partner positively impacts your brand to your potential new recruits ask yourself whether they are….Defining / re-defining value propositions for individual roles, providing candidates with valuable information about an opportunity beyond a job descriptionAgreeing upon attraction strategy, advertising media and routes to market for target audience, to ensure our clients have the greatest reach to the highest calibre candidatesIntegrating digital solutions to inject pace and accuracy into the selection process, reducing time to hire and improving hiring effectivenessChallenging convention to ensure unique and high impact messages are communicated to the candidate market, ensuring clients remain competitive in a demanding marketStreamlining the hiring process to deliver continuity of assessment and an enhanced candidate experience, giving confidence the process is owned Reporting on candidate feedback, progress and outcomes to inform future hiring decisions and tactics.If they are not, then you may want to reconsider who you choose to partner with for your next requirement because how can you be sure that your new hires are going to be onboard with the ethos and culture of your organisation and fully ready for the task at hand?Many organisations utilise several recruitment suppliers in tandem to deliver to a recruitment need, adopting the mantra “many hands make light work”. I mean, you will have every agency dedicating all their time solely to finding you the best candidate on the market – right? Now, put yourself in the shoes of the recruiter and ask yourself; if you had two roles to work on, one - exclusively with the client where you have spent time going over all the details of the role and person you need to hire, or two – a role in competition with several others – which would you choose?Considering the challenges presented in the current climate, if like us, you feel that several suppliers culminate in too many cooks spoiling the broth, then reconsider your approach to recruitment and engage with a partner who you can be confident understands your business and will pull out all the stops to find you the right candidate!I’d be keen to hear from any client who has tried both tactics and which one works for you and why. If you have current opportunities and would like to discuss how Ganymede Solutions works hard to positively impact your brand to new recruits, then please contact me on 07796 990 418 or email email@example.com. Chris O’Connor, Operations Director - Recruitment
Ganymede Solutions are excited to announce the launch of our new Managed Service Provision platform, Engage.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 – minimising time wasted on recruitment processes, and maximising time spent growing your business.Paul Crompton, Managing Director explains “We invested in Ganymede Engage to provide a technology solution which naturally compliments our recruitment and workforce management offering. Ganymede Engage will provide our clients with complete visibility and control of their recruitment activities and temporary workforce through a cloud based platform, delivering efficiencies and maximising access to the best talent available.” Visit our Engage hub to learn more. Get in touch
IR35: Important Information for End Hirers
Following the Chancellor's budget announcement, we must now assume that the IR35 reforms in the private sector will continue to go ahead as planned on 6th April 2021, and end hirers need to ensure they are all fully aware of how their responsibilities are changing. What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of legislation designed to tackle what the HMRC have called ‘disguised employment’. Using a number of factors, it aims to differentiate between PSC contractors who are genuinely in business on their own account and those who should be considered employees for tax purposes. What does it mean for you? As of April 2021, it will be the responsibility of the end hirer to assess the employment status for tax purposes of all PSC contractors. In line with the legislation, you are required to take reasonable care in doing so, which means you need to properly assess the status of your contractors, provide a determination, and provide an explanation behind your decision. What should you do now? Time is ticking but there is still time to make sure your business is fully compliant with the changes to the IR35 legislation using the following steps: Assess your workforce. You’ll need to know how many contractors are working through a limited company, where there are, and what they do. Consider your options. There are a number of ways in which you can make your status determinations, including using a third-party provider or utilising the HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool, so you’ll need to decide which one is right for you. Carry out your Status Determination Statements. To get the most accurate assessment on whether or not a contractor should be considered Inside IR35 or Outside IR35, you should be liaising with the contractor themselves and their key points of contact within your business, so communication is key. Pass the Status Determination Statement down the supply chain. Your responsibilities under the legislation require you to pass your decision and the reasoning behind it to all interested parties, namely the contractor and the agency who engages them. Communicate with your supply chain. It’s important to protect yourself by ensuring any recruitment agencies within your supply chain are complying with the decisions you have made and are deducting PAYE Tax and National Insurance Contributions as required. Reassess when needed. You need to assess the IR35 status of PSC contractors any time any element of the worker’s contract or their working practices change. Depending on the nature of their engagement, you will also want to reassess every six to twelve months to ensure you and they are still compliant with the legislation. If you're unsure about any of the above, or require some advice and support on how to assess your contractors, get in touch with our specialist team as soon as possible to ensure you're IR35 compliant.
How to Effectively Work from Home
The Government has recently announced that people should work from home where possible during the current Coronavirus outbreak. Working from home has become popular over the years but for many, it will be a new way of working. What if you have never worked from home, what if you don't have a home office set up? Don’t worry, we have compiled a list of 7 top tips to make sure you are working as effectively as possible from the comfort of your own home. 1. Try to replicate your morning routineOne of the most important things to do is to create the right mindset to work from home, and this should start as soon as you wake up. That’s right, you need to continue setting your morning alarm, getting showered and dressed, eating breakfast and anything else you would normally do before work. Use the time you would normally spend commuting to do something productive like walking the dogs, making breakfast or just catching up with the news.It may seem strange putting your work clothes on just to stay in but, it will help tell your brain that it is work time and not relaxation time. 2. Create a suitable workspace Now you’re up and ready for work it’s time to make sure your workspace is ready. Here are some dos and don'ts for creating a suitable office space whilst you work from home: DO Make sure you have a clean large enough surface. - Similar to your office, you need enough space for your cups of coffee, documents, mouse and anything else you normally have on your desk. Make sure you have a comfortable chair - the last thing you want to do is spend all day sat on an uncomfortable chair.Try and set up a second screen if you use one in the office - this could even be your TV if you don’t have anything smaller. Simply connect your laptop to a TV (usually with an HDMI) then you will have your second screen ready to go. DON’T Work in bed - this may seem like a great idea but it’s not, your brain has learnt to associate the bedroom with being relaxed. Trying to work whilst your brain wants to relax is never going to work well for your productivity. Work in front of the TV - again this sounds like a great idea but realistically you are not going to be as productive whilst trying to watch your favourite series - why not stick the radio on instead? Work on any free surface you can find – If you are not comfortable you will not be able to produce your best work and even worse it may lead to health issues. 3. Try to replicate your working routine as much as possible In order to keep yourself in the right frame of mind, it is important to try and replicate your working routine. That includes your working hours, your tea and coffee breaks and your lunch schedule. Make sure you plan regular breaks and make sure you follow the governments advice about working safely with display screen equipment. 4. Plan your time and exactly what you want to achieve each day One great way to keep productivity at a high is to plan your workflow. At the start of the day, you need to know what your priorities are, what you need to get done first and what you want to work on if you have extra time. Check out our blog about effectively managing your time here. If you are part of a team it may be worth holding daily catch ups to ensure you are all on task and achieving what you need to achieve. 5. Keep work time and personal time separate So, you have your schedule and you’re burning through tasks but it’s already the end of the day, you might be tempted to carry on working as you no longer have to commute and you’re in a good flow. Which is great, however, it is just as important to give yourself some time off when you’ve promised it. Try not to extend your workday too far over what you planned, as this might lead to burning yourself out and starting to see your home environment as a stressful place. By doing this and keeping work time and personal time separate should make you more productive at work and less stressed when you aren’t working. 6. Use the correct software and tools We are fortunate that we live in an innovative world where the likes of Microsoft Teams and Skype have made it easier than ever to keep in contact with work colleagues, whether that's instant messaging, video calls or conference calls. Choose the correct tool that works for you and your team to make sure you stay in touch with what’s going on. 7. Stay connectedMake sure you’re still picking up the phone or getting on skype and teams and having conversations where you can. There are number of benefits of having conversations out of email, firstly you get to bounce off one another and keep those creative juices flowing, secondly it’s important to stay social when you’re removed from those people at work, don’t be afraid to just have a general quick chat.Want to read more tips and advice like this? Make sure you sign up to our blog to receive them directly in your inbox.
5 Reasons to Hire Engineering Contractors
You’re a Hiring Manager who wants to minimise disruption to business and projects during the recruitment process, but how? This blog outlines several ways in which hiring a contractor could solve your problems, even if it’s just while you’re looking for a permanent employee.It’s estimated that there’s an annual shortfall of 59,000 engineers needed to fill technical roles across the UK. For employers, this means that competition for the best talent is at an all-time high – resulting in a longer time to hire, delayed projects and slower production.So where do contract engineers come in to this? How much do contractors cost? We work with several businesses that need a temporary solution to accommodate for an increase in workload or to plug the gap during their permanent recruitment drive. There are a number of benefits to doing this, read them below:1. They can hit the ground runningEngineering and civil engineering contractors are typically very skilled and experienced, with several years working as a permanent employee before changing to freelance. Hiring a contractor means you’re getting an expert that can make an instant impact to your business, with no training required. This is incredibly valuable if you’re working on a time-sensitive project or need to avoid any impact on production.2. There is no commitmentContractors can work with your business for as long, or as little, as required. Whether you need an engineer for 3 months to finish a project, or for 2 weeks to cover holiday or sickness, hiring a contract engineer is a great solution. Once the initial contract finishes, or you find the permanent employee you’ve been looking for, there’s no obligation to provide the contractor with more work. This is something seasoned contractors are comfortable with, and it provides great flexibility to your business.3. It isn’t as expensive as you may thinkIt’s impossible to determine the cost of hiring an engineering contractor – this will completely depend on the experience they have, the work required, and the sector they’ll be operating in. You may panic when you see a daily contract rate, but keep in mind that there are no other costs involved, such as holiday pay or sick pay. The contractor is only paid for the time they work, which is great value for money, considering sickness pay alone can cost up to 16% of your annual salary bill.4. They have their own insuranceContractors are required to have their own insurance in order to carry out their services. Professional Indemnity insurance covers them if they make any mistakes or result in you losing money. Public Liability covers contractors if somebody is injured or property is damaged whilst supplying services. This is a benefit to you and your business as it means that you’re not liable in the same way you would be if these mistakes were made by a permanent member of staff. The cost of insurance and cost of the claim would fall on the contractor, not your business.5. They’re a great answer to a permanent skills gapThe engineering skills gap is making it more difficult to recruit permanent engineers, but business can’t wait. When you recruit contract engineers, you’re giving your business the breathing space to take the time you need to fill a permanent position, while having somebody doing the job in the interim. It’s very likely that the amount spent on contractors would be less than the amount lost in not having somebody at least temporarily fill the role – delayed projects, low production and reduced output are avoidable.Each of these points combined should paint a great picture of the benefits of recruiting engineering or civil engineering contractors. Some businesses prefer to hire contractors, others use them as means to an end – either way, they’re a resource that your business should be considering during increased workloads and recruitment gaps.Engineering RecruitmentOur extensive contract division includes recruitment, compliance, payroll and ongoing contractor management, making the process as easy as possible for our clients. Not only can we help you to recruit engineering contractors and civil engineering contractors, we can also conduct all right to work checks, pay them, and provide you with a full end-to-end contract recruitment service.If you want to find out more about Ganymede our contract services or how we can help your business, contact us using the button below.CONTACT US
How to Choose the Best Engineering Recruitment Agency
If you’re a Hiring Manager that is nervous of using a recruiter, or perhaps just don’t know where to start when choosing one, this blog is for you. We address your concerns and the common misconceptions of recruitment agencies, and equip you with the tools needed to separate the good, the bad and the ugly.The recruitment industry can be a minefield. There are nearly 40,000 recruitment agencies of all sizes to choose from and you have probably been contacted by what feels like half of them. Recruiters recently appeared in a list of the 10 least trusted professions, alongside car salespeople and bailiffs. But why?We firmly believe the misconception of recruiters is down to us naturally remembering the bad experiences, more than the good. The ‘once bitten, twice shy’ approach is understandable, but it may be hampering your chances of finding a recruitment agency that could genuinely add value to you and your business.There are reputable and trustworthy engineering recruitment agencies, but you need to know how to identify them. This blog will help you to do that, so keep reading to find out the tell-tale sales of a good and trustworthy recruiter that can help your business.Do your researchWe learn not to judge a book by it’s cover, but in this case, it’s important to take a look at the recruiters’ website and social media streams. It goes beyond whether the recruitment agency look good, you should also be looking out for case studies and testimonials as well as blog posts and content that demonstrates they have a real understanding of your sector and the issues your business faces.Choose a specialistThere are a number of recruitment agencies that operate across every sector. They work in high-volumes with no particular specialism and will often use their colossal database as a selling point, but this is not always a success factor. You’re an engineering business, engage with an engineering recruitment agency – they operate in your space and they spend their days talking to engineers, developing large networks relevant to your business. As well as an understanding of the skills you’ll be looking for in candidates, technical recruiters will also know a lot about the marketplace, including average salaries and where your competition is. This will save you a lot of time during the briefing and recruitment process as you’re much more likely to receive the right match.Ask questionsWe all know to ask questions, but there are particular things to ask that will very quickly expose the quality of a recruitment agency. You will want to know their efficiencies, which essentially translates to ‘how many CVs are you going to send before there’s a candidate I’ll want to interview?’. Multiple CVs and poor matches are a waste of your time, and a high-quality recruitment business will measure themselves on these numbers and have them to hand when you ask. Other, more obvious things worth probing into are accreditation, memberships and examples of previous work.These basic steps will leave you able to make a much more confident decision on which engineering recruitment agency to work with. Whenever looking for a recruitment service, keep these three things in mind and you’re much more likely to have a better and more efficient experience.Engineering RecruitmentATA is an engineering recruitment agency with a difference – we’ve been operating within the sector for over 50 years and have a large database of relevant and engaged engineers that could be perfect for your business.We’re so confident in our recruitment services that our market-leading guarantee covers all full fee permanent placements for 2 years, substantially longer than any of our competitors. Contact us to discuss your requirements and how ATA Recruitment can help using the button below.CONTACT US
Thank you for the help we received from Ganymede for the core renewals works at Wembley, where we renewed S&C and plain track and handed back to line speed. All the Ganymede staff worked to a high standard on difficult works with no accidents or incidents.
It was great to work with a team who were interested with the task in hand and worked extremely hard, even in the high temperatures. I look forward to working with Ganymede again.
The Ganymede team went over and above to ensure we met our workloads, this type of commitment and pro-activeness goes a long way.
Ganymede has worked collaboratively with us to provide a contingent labour service to fulfil our requirements to enhance the infrastructure on the Western Route. Ganymede continuously evolves to meet business needs and train their people to provide a high skilled workforce.
Ganymede are an important partner within the Works Delivery organisation in Wales. They integrate closely with the local teams to ensure our delivery needs are met.
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Thank you once again Ganymede for providing such a high calibre of resource, the productivity noticed on site is above and beyond what we expected given our experiences with other contingent labour providers.
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Smart News Newsletter - Winter 2024
The Winter 2024 edition of Smart News, Ganymede’s quarterly Energy newsletter is now available to read.In this edition we focus on:General UpdatesA message from Joe Prestedge, Head of Energy A welcome message to Satnam Rai and Ben Dowling Contract updates in Energy Welcome to new starters A look into the newly finished training centreDelivering Excellence - Celebrating the achievements of our EngineersOnce a quarter we will announce winners of the Delivering Excellence awards, given to those who go above and beyond for our customers and fellow employees Long service anniversarySpotlight on SafetyAn important message from our Head of HSEQ, Gary LobueSafety and ComplianceYour Key ContactsThe Energy teamThe HSEQ teamRead the Winter 2024 Smart News 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 Smart News, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the form below.
Ganymede’s Commitment to Sustainability in 2024
Ganymede’s Commitment to Sustainability in 2024Delve into Ganymede's commitment to sustainability as we review the accomplishments of 2023 and outline the upcoming goals for 2024. Participate in a discussion with Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ, and Richard Pearson, Fleet & Sustainability Manager, as they illuminate the critical sustainability pillars: environment, economy, and society. This blog aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of how Ganymede Solutions not only prioritises emission reduction but also actively fosters empathy throughout its supply chain.In what ways do Ganymede create commitment to sustainability? Ganymede has recognised how significant a role sustainability will play in our future. Every supply tender we complete includes a dedicated section specifically covering sustainability and social value. In every situation, we must promise to do our best to lower emissions. We must also promise to treat our employees with kindness and fairness. Additionally, we should expect the same from our suppliers.What are the biggest achievements of 2023 for Sustainability for Ganymede?The most significant achievement in 2023 was the Board's recognition that sustainability required a new level of focus and resources to move forward effectively. This recognition led to the expansion of Richard's role to Fleet & Sustainability Manager.What are the plans for sustainable development for Ganymede for 2024?The business has committed to the Science Based Targets Initiative, a global program supported by the United Nations and the Worldwide Fund for Nature. This initiative will assist us in establishing a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement and, ultimately, achieve Net Zero. Currently, we are compiling our baseline figures for 2023 and plan to submit our long-term strategy in the next few months.What are the benefits of sustainable practices in business?Sustainable practices help the environment by reducing greenhouse gases and waste that cannot be recycled. However, sustainability comprises three crucial pillars: Environment, Economic, and Social Sustainability.Social Sustainability focuses on assessing how the business influences individuals, whether they are clients, employees, sub-contractors, or members of the public. The goal is to improve people's health and happiness, which the business has been focused on for many years. Whether through the implementation of Agile Working or the introduction of Supplier Forums, all efforts contribute to enhancing our collective growth without compromising mental health. Richard, what measures have you taken to ensure the organisation's fleet is environmentally sustainable?"While there is a collective push towards using alternative-fuelled vehicles such as electric and hydrogen, the operational requirements of our clients sometimes hinder wholesale changes. Although our company car policy has transitioned to 100% electric, our dependence on diesel-fuelled commercial vehicles persists. Consequently, we dedicate considerable effort to exploring innovations that can help manage the fleet more efficiently and reduce fuel consumption.In addition to optimising vehicle utilisation, the most significant impact on emissions reduction lies in managing the way vehicles are driven. To address this, we have made substantial investments in a telemetry system. This system not only enables us to track our vehicles but also identifies areas for improvement in each driver's actions, allowing us to provide coaching that fosters positive behaviour changes.Exploring new diesel alternatives is also part of our strategy. Some promising options could enable us to maintain our current fleet while achieving emissions reductions of up to 90%.Currently, the most viable option is Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), essentially recycled cooking oil. Although available in volumes that support the switch, it is not widely accessible at filling stations and typically requires bulk purchases. We are actively collaborating with our clients and supply chain to find ways to implement this change in the future."Gary, as head of HSEQ, how are Ganymede employees encouraged to actively participate in promoting a culture of safety and sustainability?"We are committed to being a responsible and dedicated company, aligning with Network Rail's sustainable procurement principles. Our goal is to integrate our safety vision consistently with these principles, ensuring proactive measures are taken.Our vision for Health, Safety, and Wellbeing prioritises the protection, safety, and respect for all individuals involved in our industry, encompassing construction, maintenance, operational activities, and the public. This collective approach contributes to a sustainable future.Core principles such as 'doing no harm' and 'doing some good' are values we seek to promote across the entire company and workforce. As a business, we are dedicated to embedding these principles and processes into our safety, quality, and environmental management systems. Regular reviews and updates are crucial to align with our vision of a sustainable future.To eliminate waste and promote safety, we have implemented proactive initiatives, reducing the impact on human resources due to accidents and illness. Our ongoing commitment is to prioritise the health and wellbeing of our operatives, supported by our HSEQ and HR Management teams. Internal engagement regarding sustainability understanding is a top priority for our business.We strive to follow and promote good sustainability practices, ensuring our activities are sustained without adverse impacts on the community, environment, or global society. Additionally, we are dedicated to advising our clients on sustainable practices within their own organisations.Recognising the importance of improving sustainability in environmental and social performance, we ensure our workforce receives information, briefings, and training to comprehend the entire subject. Our company induction is being enhanced to include this topic, and we are developing an e-learning module for online accessibility. We are also exploring the creation of a simple acronym, SWEEP, to cover policies for each Environmental and Sustainable Development focus area, making it easy to remember."Find out more about a career with Ganymede today. Send me your CV or connect with me on LinkedIn today.Telephone: 07920 595 229Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLinkedIn: Connect on LinkedInFind out more about a career at Ganymede Solutions here
Navigating New Horizons: A Year in Recruitment with Karla Delczeg at Ganymede Solutions
One Year in RecruitmentIN CONVERSATION WITH KARLA DELCZEG, RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTStarting a new job in a different field can be daunting. However, as a Recruiter, there are many valuable transferable skills that appear on the path to success, no matter your background. We sat down with Karla Delczeg, our Recruitment Specialist based in our London office, as she delves into her first year in recruitment and at Ganymede Solutions.What did you do in your last job? Before becoming a Recruitment Specialist, I worked as a Gateline Assistant and Team Leader. I helped Station Managers with their daily tasks at busy stations in London. This background has greatly enhanced my comprehension and proficiency within the intricate realm of the railway industry.How did you hear about Ganymede?In 2023, a manager at Ganymede Solutions introduced me to this exciting opportunity. Motivated by his introduction, I enthusiastically accepted the challenge.What was it about this opportunity that made you want to join the team?I joined the team to improve my skills in strategic thinking, communication, and adapting to new work environments. I saw the opportunity to do so. Moreover, the dynamic nature of the railway industry aligns with my desire to continually apply and expand my knowledge.Finding and attracting qualified candidates in competitive job markets is a stimulating challenge. The fast-paced setting with quick changes adds to this challenge. Also, the changing recruitment field and focus on diversity and inclusion match my professional values and goals.What's it like to work at Ganymede Solutions?Being a part of Ganymede Solutions provides an engaging and fulfilling opportunity that encourages personal growth and development. I appreciate the energetic and people-focused atmosphere, making it a stimulating work environment. Ganymede Solutions has been instrumental in enhancing my interpersonal skills, resilience, and adaptability while instilling a proactive approach to overcoming challenges. The workplace culture is characterised by kindness and mutual support, fostering a collaborative and positive ambiance that significantly contributes to a team-oriented spirit. I find it to be an enjoyable and conducive setting for collaboration and professional advancement, and I am delighted to be a member of this team.How have you found your first 12 months?In my first year in recruitment, I immersed myself in comprehensive training to understand the intricacies of the industry. I mastered essential aspects such as candidate sourcing, client engagement, and effective use of recruitment tools.This journey made me learn new skills and made me stronger in facing challenges. I learned how to talk to job seekers, understand their goals, and work with employers to understand their hiring needs.The culmination of these efforts resulted in a substantial accomplishment—billing nearly £60K in 2023. This success reflects the harmonious integration of acquired skills, resilience, and effective communication in navigating the dynamic recruitment landscape.What is your favourite part of your job?My role's most gratifying aspect lies in growing connections with clients and candidates. Nurturing trust and rapport over time fosters enduring professional relationships. Facilitating candidates in securing meaningful employment and aiding companies in finding the right talent is particularly rewarding.Contributing to someone's career advancement or aiding a company in flourishing brings fulfilment and inspiration, propelling my commitment to continual improvement. Keeping up with industry trends, adopting new recruitment strategies and technologies is crucial for me to achieve excellence.Find out more about a career with Ganymede today. Send me your CV or connect with me on LinkedIn today.Telephone: 07920 595 229Email: email@example.comLinkedIn: Connect on LinkedInFind out more about a career at Ganymede Solutions here
Joint employment initiative wins in Safer Communities Awards 2023
Joint employment initiative wins in Safer Communities Awards 2023 As part of our Being Socially Responsible core value, Ganymede have a commitment to ‘Employment as a Social Issue’. This means we collaboratively work with others in the industry to provide opportunities for those in hard-to-reach communities and utilise our local job knowledge to support people into work. Award winning On-Track Programme The On-Track Programme brings public and private entities intuitively together, taking unemployed through a cycle of mentoring, work experience, training before entering guaranteed Rail employment. The list of partnered bodies in the On-Track Programme include Ganymede Solutions; Absolute Training & Assessing Ltd; Probation Service; Cardiff City Council; Network Rail; Dyfodol; South Wales Police; Department for Work and Pensions. This work was recognised by The Safer Communities Awards for Wales, a national body which celebrates and showcases the work being undertaken across Wales to make communities better in multiple areas. On Thursday 30th November 2023 the inaugural Safer Communities Awards Ceremony was held at the Village Hotel, Swansea.Our programme was shortlisted in the Partnership category, which we were adjudged the winner. Stuart Fraser, Accounts Director for Ganymede said: “I am genuinely proud of our team in Wales and how Ganymede have been given the opportunity to be involved in such a worthy initiative alongside our training partner; Absolute Training & Assessing Ltd, who collaborated with the Probation Service; Cardiff City Council; Network Rail; Dyfodol; South Wales Police; Department for Work and Pensions.There is no doubt that all parties involved have been and will be a vital cog in the rehabilitation of these former offenders moreover, I am genuinely optimistic that our impact will help give the individuals included on the “On Track Programme” a true sense of purpose and a career in rail that has great development opportunities."
Safety First Newsletter - Winter 2023
The Winter 2023 edition of Safety First, Ganymede’s quarterly safety newsletter is now available to read.In this edition we focus on:Lessons LearntProtection placed and confirmationCompletion of documentation when working aloneSpotlight on SafetyWinter WorkingRailway Security AlertRecommendations to all track workers from the BTPWorksite XHealth and WellbeingSeasonal affective disorderRead the Winter 2023 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.
Ganymede Subcontractor Forum Winter 2023
Ganymede continue to strengthen Subcontractor Partnership with second collaborative eventFollowing the launch of this initiative in June 2023, we are delighted to share the success of our second Subcontractor Partnership event hosted at our head office, the Derby Conference Centre. As part of the Network Rail CP6 Contingent Labour framework and to encourage more work with SME’s, Ganymede have selected and approved a number of subcontractors to fulfil our obligations. With this in mind, we have developed a HSEQ and operational strategy with initiatives set to take us into CP7, with objectives through KPIs to measure our progress and achieve this aim.It is excellent to see how the Ganymede Subcontractor Partnership has developed since our initial event back in June, with such a high level of cooperation and engagement from so many within the supply chain. Oliver Wright, Operations Director of Ganymede Rail said: "I am delighted to express my utmost satisfaction with the sub-contractor forum we held this week. The level of engagement and active participation from everyone involved was truly commendable. It was great to witness the collective dedication and commitment towards our shared goals. I am confident that this forum has paved the way for even greater collaboration and success in the future. Thank you all for making this day a resounding success."We are passionate about further strengthening this collaboration, so for this forum we invited Ash Construction Group, Lightfoot and Safeaid to contribute.Tony Allday, National Labour & Recruitment Director of Ash Construction Group said: "It was a pleasure to be included in the day. We found it very insightful, and we hope that the collaborative working and innovation we are all working on together is starting to come to fruition for the benefit of everyone involved." Thank you to all those who attended this event, we trust you found the day worthwhile and look forward to hosting our next event in 2024.