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WRS are pleased to announce that we have moved to larger newly refurbished offices we are now based at;
2 South View Roade Northamptonshire NN7 2NS

Weetabix bought by China’s Bright Food http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17935661

Restaurant Managers UK wide £25-30k + c£10k Bonus + Full Autonomy & Support to deliver Results & achieve your Potential call 07787 40 88 44

WRS are seeking a Production Manager £40k in Bucks on an initial 6 months contract.

Samworth Brothers pushing for £1 billion turnover http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Business-News/Samworth-Brothers-pushing-for-1bn-turnover

Fire at Carlsberg brewery in Northampton  –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-14392283

Buyer Non Food Inventory & Services c£40k + Car + Bonus + Benefits – Berkshire call WRS to discuss on 07787 40 88 44

Export Sales Executive £17-19k an excellent opportunity to establish your career within a branded FMCG environment

Maintenance Engineer £25k Oxon Day Shift Call WRS to discuss 07887 40 88 44

2x Electrical Engineer £29k + o/t Northampton Day Shift PLC skills (Siemens, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley) Call WRS on 07787 40 88 44

NAE required for a branded Food Manufacturer c£30k + Bonus – Call 07787 40 88 44 to discuss in more detail

Financial Accountant – Sussex £Competitive +PRP

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Company Overview This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing UK based drinks group, encompassing two vineyards and two craft breweries.  The group has been established through various acquisitions during 2020 and 2021 and are looking to achieve aggressive sustained growth into both the UK wine and beer markets over the coming years. Position Overview The Financial Accountant will oversee all financial matters for the drinks group and its subsidiaries, including monthly management accounts, HMRC submissions, payroll, supplier payments and accounting for income. Over the next 5 years we will grow significantly and are looking for an ambitious individual that can support key management, apply accounting knowledge to a range of businesses, help manage the growth of the business (such as capital projects) and help lead the team through this exciting and challenging period. You will report to the General Manager. Key Responsibilities Key member of the on-site management team, helping to cultivate a motivated employee environment. Draft monthly management accounts for presentation internally and at Board Meetings.  Implement and monitor budgetary controls. Prepare annual financial statements including liaison with external accountants, finalisation and submission.  Submission of information to HMRC and other such agencies as required. Overall financial responsibility for purchase ledger, income recognition, payroll and bank reconciliation.  Preparation and reconciliation of monthly balance sheet. Ad-hoc reports and investigation of financial matters as required. Essential Skills Experience as a SME accountant. Professional qualification preferable (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), part-qualified and qualified-by-experience also considered. Track record in working for a growing company and adhering to a business plan / budget. Commercially astute and able to communicate financial matters to non-financial team members. Strategic thinking, willingness to progress with autonomy and ability to problem solve. Can-do attitude, able to demonstrate a willingness to deal with detail and solve day-to-day transactional matters. The ideal candidate will be prepared to work at a detailed hands-on level but also be ambitious and prepared to grow with the business to ultimately be able to progress to run an expanded internal finance team. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium beverages to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden on 07787408844....

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Senior Applications Engineer Geospatial Surveying Equipment

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in All Sectors | 0 comments

We are currently looking for a permanent Senior Applications Engineer to provide high level technical support and training to KOREC UK customers.  This is a national role that involves supporting and training customers with a focus on national Key Accounts and our Sub- Distribution partners. The role also involves being a product champion both internally and externally for the Trimble FTG range of products. Responsibilities To develop, maintain & foster strong partnerships with new and existing KOREC customers To help define customer requirements for end to end solutions and support the successful rollout and implementation of these solutions Engage with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate Customer Success for designated National key accounts Provide technical support and training to KOREC customers in designated sectors Assist with and conduct technical sales demos where necessary Actively engage with customers on the latest Trimble product developments and workflows Be the product champion for your designated speciality and visibly promote your product speciality both internally and externally Liaise closely with Trimble to provide feedback to enhance product development Attend and take part in KOREC Technical days and other events Attend Industry events and trade shows Build relationships with professional organisations such as TSA, ICES and RICS to promote and increase the KOREC profile by joining technical committees and attending events. Assist in the creation of new training and support resources Requirements Experienced user of a wide range of survey equipment Strong communication skills Willing to travel nationally Full driving license Desirable Worked for a survey equipment manufacturer/Supplier In depth knowledge of Trimble equipment Experience of both the geospatial and construction sectors Survey degree About KOREC KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. The geospatial world is expanding and with it, KOREC’s aims and ambitions. Why apply? KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and attractive package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + performance related incentive Company car & fuel card 23 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Service related annual leave increases up to 30 days Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Perkbox benefits, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes) At the KOREC Group we are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden....

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Service Technician Geospatial Surveying Equipment, Huntingdon

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in All Sectors | 0 comments

We have a permanent opportunity for an experienced Service Technician to join our busy Huntingdon workshop. At KOREC we recognise that it is the people who make our business work and as such are looking for a dynamic team player with a sense of energy and a drive to take ownership of their responsibilities from start to finish. You will be motivated and enthusiastic, having experience in electronics, and be versed in engineering practices as well as having excellent computer skills. Previous knowledge of any surveying equipment is strongly desirable. About KOREC KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. Responsibilities Carry out service, calibration and repairs of Trimble & Sensefly equipment Prepare and configure equipment for sales or hire to the required specifications Carry out all tasks to the required manufacturer and KOREC standards Follow current service procedures and provide input as appropriate for ongoing improvement Ensure all documentation is correct and systems updated as appropriate Ensure product knowledge is continually developed to support product improvements and service updates Requirements Experience in working with electronics Well versed in engineering practices Be motivated and enthusiastic Strong computer skills Good communication skills Flexible and can-do attitude Desire to develop knowledge of technology Strongly Desirable: Experience of survey/geospatial equipment repairs & maintenance Why apply? KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and comprehensive benefits package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + performance related incentive 23 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Service related annual leave increases up to 30 days Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Perkbox benefits platform access, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes) At KOREC we are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden....

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General Manager, Wine Division £55-60,000 + PRP + Pension Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

Posted by on Dec 24, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Cadman Fine Wines is a UK based fine wine merchant which operates a number of wine businesses.  It is part of the Cadman Capital Group, a trans-Atlantic group with over 40 companies, based in the UK, USA, British Virgin Islands, and Canada. Cadman Fine Wines has created an opportunity for a General Manager, Wine Division, a position responsible for the oversight and success of the Wine Division including the expansion of their direct to home wine businesses.  The role will incorporate various existing wine businesses, growth into new business ventures and the integration of future acquisitions.  The General Manager, Wine Division will take day to day control over these businesses, implementing Board strategy and providing the link through regular reporting between these and the current management team. Reporting to the Group Board of Directors, the successful candidate will need to be an experienced wine professional, able to demonstrate a knowledge of wine buying within the UK marketplace building strategic partnerships with key UK agents, and of bringing wines to the end consumer whilst maximizing appeal & cost-effectiveness.  In addition, they would be expected to have experience of developing direct reports, effective change management and a strong all-round approach to running a profitable business. The role will offer the opportunity to work with autonomy, is pivotal to the Wine Division and will determine the future of the businesses that fall into that portfolio.  The successful candidate will be supported by existing logistic, marketing and finance teams as well as the team currently looking after these businesses day-to-day. The following businesses will fall into this portfolio: Cadman Fine Wines (https://www.cadmanfinewines.co.uk/) – a UK independent fine wine merchant founded in 2004 which specialises in the world’s finest, most sought-after wines from great and historic vintages, plus carefully selected finds from small producers.  The business model primarily focuses on sales into the global wine trade, via a personal wine broker / key account manager approach, supported by sales generated through its website.  Current turnover is circa £2,500,000 per annum. New Zealand House of Wines (https://www.nzhouseofwine.co.uk/) – a UK e-retail wine business established in 2003 and acquired in early 2019.  The New Zealand House of Wine was created with the aim of achieving one clear objective – to make a wider selection of fantastic New Zealand wines accessible to the UK market in one place.  Its current turnover, achieved exclusively via e-retail sales is circa £1,000,000 per annum. South Africa House of Wines (https://www.sahouseofwine.co.uk/) – As a dedicated e-commerce destination for South African wines, The South Africa House of Wine was established in late 2019 building on the model and aims of New Zealand House of Wines – to focus on bringing an extensive range of South African wines to the UK consumer via a ‘one-stop shop’.  Current turnover is circa £250,000 per annum. Experience Required The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate having worked at a suitably senior position in a wine business elsewhere.  Specifically, they should have experience of: Budget management / delivering profit targets Procurement of wine Wine sales across a variety of channels Running successful teams including developing and managing staff  ...

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Shellfish Hatchery Technician – Orkney Islands

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

This full time permanent position will involve hands on work with batch and continuous algae production cultures to meet the ever expanding needs of a modern shellfish hatchery. The employee will work closely with the hatchery manager, as well as the other hatchery staff. The position is fundamental to all aspects of algal rearing including; inoculation and scale-up, general quality control and glassware cleaning, maintaining the controlled environment for the algae in the flask room, mixing of chemicals and vitamins and maintaining stocks of each, transfers of sterile algae, and the upkeep of the algae bio-reactor system, etc. In the bulk algae area of the hatchery the technician is responsible for maintaining the algal bio-reactors, cleaning and sterilization and performing the necessary filter changes. On a daily basis required adjustments will need to be made to aeration, CO2 injection, water flow and pH.  The algal technician will work closely with the hatchery manager performing daily harvesting of selected algal strains, determining feed rates based on background algal cell levels to ensure every success of the shellfish hatchery.  The algal technician will assist with the hatchery and land based intensive nursery operations when needed and must be available during weekends and work to a roster as set by the hatchery manager. The main duties and responsibilities will include managing nutrient and chemical stocks for algae production.  Performing cleaning and sanitation duties for algae production equipment.  Prepare flask, media, and algae production equipment for autoclaving.  Perform algae flask culture in lab.  Monitoring algae growth parameters in lab and algal bioreactors.  Perform microalgae culture in continuous harvest algae bioreactor systems.  Perform sanitation routines in continuous harvest algal bioreactor systems. Perform microalgae culture in batch algae system, sanitation routines in batch algae system as well as weekly sterilisation routines.  Manage sanitation logs for lab and algal bioreactors.  Assist the hatchery manager and technicians as needed.  Washing of glassware and preparation of materials before and after autoclaving. Perform runs on all autoclaves. Decontamination and disposal of laboratory waste.  Report anomalies following protocols to the hatchery manager.  There is an expectation that the successful candidate will be willing to involve themselves with varied tasks as part of a close knit team and help build a happy and successful work place. To perform the job successfully the ideal candidate requires a BSC in a science subject and preferably industry experience in microalgae, consideration will also be given to anyone with an equivalent qualification and experience.  You must be able to participate as a team member, communicate with management and specialist consultants, strive to continuously build knowledge and skills of all algae growing techniques, respond promptly to the needs of the company, and meet commitments and deadlines. Crucially you must be able to work independently, flexibly and adapt to changing priorities as set by the company.  The ideal candidate doesn’t have to have had previous experience operating algal bioreactors but must be willing to embrace current algal technologies. A current Class B United Kingdom or equivalent European or International drivers license is required. The role does require regular physical work and the employee may frequently be required to lift up to 20 kg/ 50 pounds. Proper lifting techniques and back supports should be used when working with heavy materials.  In addition the use of safety gear is...

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Recirculation Aquaculture Systems Designer and Engineer – Northampton

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

POSITION SUMMARY Does aquaculture RAS technology excite you? OOLT technology is an aquaculture technology company specialising in small-medium sized RAS and culture systems for the lobster and oyster industry.  We are looking for a new team member to run the production of our Aquahive and Hatchery in a Box products, along with supporting our new innovations and other group aquaculture businesses. We aim to innovate and to create new value for our customers and our sister companies by streaming our production processes and by integrating new suppliers and technology. We are looking for an energetic all-rounder who will be responsible for the engineering, production, and sourcing of RAS components and associated production apparatus.  The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of Marine RAS and be hands-on in building composition and installation. The candidate must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently or as part of a team and have a working knowledge of associated technology and relevant tools. PRIMARY TASKS Produce aquaculture systems to a consistent spec. and quality and on time To engineer and build RAS and various components required for culture of marine animals. Be knowledgeable in all areas of systems production including seawater re-use and pumping, lighting and electrical and, plastics fabrication, painting, and general building related to aquaculture systems installation Be able to effectively create relevant CAD document and be able to turn ideas into drawings and later production.       3.  SUPERVISION Immediate Supervisor: Operations and Commercial Manager POSITION RELATIONSHIPS The appointee must relate and communicate in an effective way with: Vendors and suppliers Customers R&D Director Managing Director SELECTION CRITERIA To perform the job successfully; Ability to design and build complete marine RAS systems to at least 100,000L Strong CAD drawing knowledge Production process knowledge Ability to physically construct RAS and associated apprentice Understand RAS water quality limits and controls A keen interest in new technologies and how they might be applied in a novel way to aquaculture Driver licence Electrical knowledge and advantage Ability to work away on-site for reasonable periods for installations PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee may be required to lift up to 20 kg/ 50 pounds. Proper lifting techniques and back supports should be used when working with heavy materials. In addition, the use of safety gear is required for all pertinent jobs. There will typically be other co-workers that can assist with jobs that require substantial lifting, etc. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: This role is workshop and field based Some travel is required TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT The position is full time permanent position and provides the successful candidate with an unprecedented opportunity to be involved in this organisation as it grows. Hours – nominally 37.5hrs per week. Some weekend and evening duties will be required so a flexible outlook to duty periods will be necessary. Where hours exceed the stated, time off in lieu may be considered and is at discretion of the hatchery manager. Holiday entitlement – Initially 20 days plus National/Local bank holidays (or time off in lieu)...

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Geospatial Sales Consultant – South East

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

About KOREC KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. The geospatial world is expanding and with it, KOREC’s aims and ambitions. Position Summary As a permanently employed Geospatial Sales Consultant at KOREC you will be responsible for maximising the sales of Trimble’s world leading Geospatial solutions in your sales territory, including robotic total stations, GPS, 3D laser scanning, Monitoring, Rail, UAVs and Mapping solutions. Key Responsibilities: Generate monthly sales to meet revenue and gross margin targets Generate and work to a territory sales plan Identify, nurture and close new sales opportunities within your designated territory Demonstrate the benefits of Trimble geospatial equipment and KOREC software to potential users Balance managing the existing customer base with proactive prospecting Maintain accurate recording of activity using our CRM system for forecasting and reporting Requirements: Experience in a survey/construction related field (setting out, engineering or topographical) Desire to progress within a sales environment Highly motivated and enthusiastic Flexible, can-do attitude Excellent verbal communication skills Full driving license Strong computer skills Desirable: Geomatics/Survey/Engineering degree level qualification or 3 years’ industry experience Experience in a technical sales environment Why apply? KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and attractive package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + uncapped commission scheme Company car + fuel card 25 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Perkbox benefits, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes)   At KOREC we are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details call Kieron Madden on M:07787 40 88 44....

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Geospatial Technical Support South West

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

We are currently looking for a graduate or experienced surveyor/engineer to fill the permanent position of Geospatial Technical Support.  Working within the South Western Sales Region, the principle duties of the successful candidate will be supporting customers with technical queries arising from the use of Trimble Survey products, providing training to customers and creating support guides. This is a field based role covering the South of England from Cornwall to Surrey. Candidates will need a degree in the Survey/Geomatics (or similar) field or at least 3 years proven survey/construction/civils industry experience.  You will be organised, motivated and confident with an aptitude for handling IT issues and problem solving, plus a confident communicator. Knowledge/experience of GPS is desirable; in particular Trimble survey products would be an advantage, however full training will be given. Given the travel requirements, a full driving license is required as a car is provided with the role. KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. The geospatial world is expanding and with it, KOREC’s aims and ambitions. KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and attractive package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + performance related incentive Company car & fuel card 25 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Perkbox benefits, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes) The KOREC Group are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden....

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Creative Motion Graphics Designer – Northamptonshire

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

A Northamptonshire based Digital Agency is looking for a permanent Creative Motion Graphics Designer to join their growing team. Based in a busy studio the Creative Motion Graphics designer will work closely with Creative Directors and creative team on a variety of projects to design and build broadcast-ready cross-platform content for broadcast, online, and video. The Creative Motion Graphics Designer will need to be able to take a brief from conception through to delivery as well as understand production and technical constraints. Working within a larger team of designers the work produced will be to a consistently high creative standard. The position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who can create and inspire in equal measure. The right candidate will consistently seek out new techniques, software and plugins with the intention of building creatively for a solid client base. Essential Experience & Skills Required A thorough understanding of After Effects and industry standard plug-ins for use in both 2D and 3D Motion Graphics A thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and Illustrator Cinema 4D experience with V Ray rendering a bonus A good grasp of post-production processes and services A strong working knowledge of Mac OSX and digital workflows Key Responsibilities Develop creative ideas through to production A strong ability to work to specification and tight deadlines Candidates must be dedicated, punctual and have a strong work ethic A keen ability to learn and develop both personally and as part of the team Creating storyboards and preview animations for client sign off Other skills to benefit the team Hand-drawing skills would be a bonus, but is not essential Experience working as a motion graphics designer in a studio environment Knowledge of working with 3D software combined with After Effects Video editing skills, either in After Effects or Premier A passion for typography and motion...

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Senior Web (PHP) Developer – Northamptonshire

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

A Northamptonshire based Digital Agency is looking for a permanent Senior Web (PHP) Developer to join an existing team.  The role is a blend of technical skill, collaborative communication, and problem-solving and the ideal candidate will live and breathe programming with a strong interest in new technologies, advancements, and what happens next.  This position will work closely with the Digital Services Manager and be expected to deputise in their absence and the candidate needs to be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who will bring passion, drive, and positivity to the team. Work on a range of client projects you will need: At least 5 years of commercial Web Development experience PHP (knowledge of Laravel or similar MVC framework is essential) JavaScript (jQuery / GSAP would be ideal) ES6 JavaScript: Especially React / React Native GIT version control via GUI or terminal SQL / good knowledge of relational databases, especially MySQL HTML / CSS (less/sass, a good awareness of standards An understanding of API architecture, including REST / SOAP will be an advantage A solid understanding of SEO principals Experience using Adobe creative suite (extracting assets from supplied creative files) Key Responsibilities will include: Working with the team to deliver digital projects to a high standard – this could include corporate websites using an established CMS, or development of bespoke-built platforms Communicating with and meeting clients at all stages of a project to deliver on their goals Play a pivotal role in project planning, specification, and costing Server Maintenance via Terminal and web hosting GUI ExpressionEngine / WordPress integrations Assisting with maintaining office IT equipment (NAS / Servers / Network devices For further details please call Woodlands Recruitment Solutions 01604 864441 or email...

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