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Ian responds to Utility Alliance’s social media promise to staff affected by rival closure

15 February, 2019

UTILITY Alliance’s promise to help staff affected by the sudden closure of a rival business has been praised by a worker who has secured a new role at our Hartlepool headquarters.

Just 24 hours ago, Ian Edwards was one of more than 600 workers left facing an uncertain future after Utilitywise went into administration.

But after seeing our social media posts offering guaranteed interviews, Ian was quick to get in touch and on Friday lunchtime he was delighted to be offered a role as a Field Sales Closer following a successful interview.

Ian, who worked at Utilitywise for eight years, said: “It has been a manic week, but it has ended on a high and I can’t wait to get started with Utility Alliance on Monday.

“It wasn’t nice to experience what went on at my former workplace, we read a lot of things in the media and it was obviously a very worrying time for all of us who worked there.

“People were concerned about being paid their wage, there were all sorts of negative things being said, and it was tough. It probably wasn’t a surprise when the news came through about administration.

“I saw that Utility Alliance were recruiting, and it has all happened so quickly. The company has been very responsive, I was quickly offered an interview and obviously, it went well enough for me to secure the position.

“This is a forward-thinking company, and they have certainly kept their word about giving people opportunities. It has been a mad 24 hours, but I know there are lots of interviews planned over the coming days and I would encourage anyone looking for work to give the recruitment team at Utility Alliance a call.”

Utility Alliance has been carrying out several interviews and expects to have recruited around 20 staff by close of business on Friday.

For more information about vacancies across all of our sites, email recruitment@www.utility-alliance.com or call the Recruitment Team on 01429 727100.