The challenge

£45m 'Super Car Park' project at Manchester Airport.

Over a course of 10 months and thousands of man-hours, the Sorbet team worked closely and efficiently to bring in reliable and professional electrical contractors to make sure our client was always able to deliver a fully manned site. After an initial discussion with the site manager, we quickly gained an understanding of the sort of contractors required for this project. Of course, holding current site cards and the right qualifications goes without saying but truly critical was past commercial experience, especially for the improvers and electricians mates. The shear amount of containment and tray work could become overwhelming and our client needed contractors with the right abilities and attitude for a long term project. The Sorbet team delivered fully verified profiles with the right experience, focusing on local labour to reduce the time of travel for the contractors. The site manager was happy with all profiles and recognised a few names on the list, but noted there were a lot of names he had never seen before. We placed a number of Electricians and improvers, delivering reliable professionals every time. After the first 10 placements the site manager no longer required to look through CVs anymore, he simply asked for “another good one”.

THE MUST-HAVES

• JIB APPROVED ELECTRICIANS
• JIB GOLD ELECTRICIANS
• JIB ECS IMPROVERS
• JIB GRADED ELECTRICIANS MATES
• CREATE A PROJECT CONTRACTOR BENCH
• RESERVE CONTRACTOR BENCH
• RAMP UP POTENTIAL OF 50%
• ADDITIONAL ONE-OFF SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS
• COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE
• PUNCTUAL & RELIABLE
• INTEGRATE WITH WORKFORCE
• HOLD CURRENT SITE CARDS
• -IPAF, MH, JIB, ECS
• OWN TOOLS
• FULL PPE INCLUDING HI-VIS TROUSERS