Unipart Rail announce exclusive recruitment partnership with Ford & Stanley

Unipart Rail is very pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with talent specialist Ford & Stanley, covering Unipart Rail, Samuel James Engineering and Unipart Dorman. The agreement follows an initial period of working closely together throughout 2022. 

As well as providing a dedicated account delivery team to Unipart Rail, Ford & Stanley has pledged several sustainability-driven commitments, including its ‘A Tree For Every Placement’ initiative. As part of the partnership agreement, each time a hire is successfully appointed, Ford & Stanley will plant an oak tree that provides up to 500 years of daily environmental benefit.

Wanda Elliott, Human Resource Director, Unipart Rail commented: “We wanted to move away from transactional recruitment with several suppliers to a long-term collaborative partnership and were looking for a recruitment partner with a strong track record of delivering successful recruitment partnerships, who understands and operates within our varied areas of expertise, and whose values are aligned with our own.

Our biggest asset is our people, so finding the right partner to provide us with the right people was essential to underpin our growth and to ensure we have the right capability to support our customers in improving the performance of their operations; positioning us as the Performance Improvement Partner for the rail industry. Ford & Stanley came forward with the most innovative, low-maintenance, yet highly effective solutions; alongside a proven track record of successfully delivering major recruitment partnerships with similar-sized ambitious businesses. With their independent yet synergetic 3 business verticals, specialising in Blue Collar, White Collar and Executive Search, they were able to provide us with a one-stop, quality solution from shop floor to boardroom.

Ford & Stanley understand our business, represent us well in the market and are able to provide us with value beyond that of just finding great people. They are personable, pleasant to do business with and confident enough to consult and challenge our business to be better, in the right way. This is why we have chosen to award them a three-year exclusive recruitment partnership agreement.”

Daniel Taylor, Director, Ford & Stanley Group commented: “Our partnership with Unipart Rail is based on a shared commitment to excellence and a multi-disciplinary approach. Together, we aim to deliver exceptional services and provide a range of modern recruitment solutions beyond sourcing top talent.

After a successful initial 12 months of working together, developing relationships and learning we are delighted to be awarded the contract and are relishing the opportunity to build further on the successes already achieved”.