Industry experience & technical excellence
PPR are construction industry specialists. We connect Principle Contractors and Sub-contractors with qualified and skilled industry operatives. We work across the construction industry with a key focus on rail, airports, and mechanical & electrical engineering. We have supplied skilled staff for major infrastructure projects in London and the South East, and provide both clients and candidates with a comprehensive compliance and vetting process to ensure that we always deliver on quality.
If you’re looking for construction workers, civil engineers, or skilled driving and warehouse operatives, PPR can help. Alternatively, if you’re a construction worker or engineer looking for employment, we can connect you with the best companies and largest projects in the industry. We work across London and the South East, helping to increase employment throughout the region. From Essex to Kent and throughout Greater London, we have an extensive network of industry professionals. From our head offices near Uxbridge, West London, we provide a personalised service with a focus on customer care. Give us a call on 01895 80 81 88 or contact us online to find out how we can help you today.
Mechanical & Electrical
The construction division of PPR provides an extensive range of industry professionals for a variety of projects. We source and place qualified tradespeople, skilled operatives, and more general workers to various UK construction projects.
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The PPR industrial division was established in 2008. We supply staffing solutions to a range of light and heavy industry projects. From warehouse operatives to specialist delivery drivers and machinery operators, our insistence on excellence is never compromised.
At PPR, we have worked extensively in the highly specialist airport sector. Our airport division is located close to London Heathrow and we have played an integral part in developing the site. We have supplied highly skilled and fully qualified staff for both air-side and land-side contracts.
Working in the rail sector is one of our most longstanding fields of expertise. Initially supplying staffing solutions to various London Underground projects, we are now preferred partners of various rail networks including Network Rail, Crossrail and HS2.
The Telecoms sector is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Telecommunications development is extremely fast paced, therefore, it is imperative that all Telecoms engineers are conversant with the latest standards. At PPR, we have provided Telecommunications Engineers for a variety of projects.
The Mechanical and Electrical sector is a broad and diverse field. There are many highly specialised areas within the sector which require a unique knowledge set. In recent years, the UK M&E sector has sought to implement various framework agreements.
At PPR, we are proud of the service we provide. We believe that by promoting excellence and upholding industry standards, we can help to create a better working environment and deliver better results. As such, our core values include: Integrity, Passion, Collaboration, Ambition, and Customer Focus.
Working for PPR is an excellent way to progress your career. We offer both our clients and candidates temporary and fixed-term contract work, permanent positions, temporary to permanent placements, training opportunities, career advice, and a simple to use payroll facility. For employees working directly for PPR, you can expect: motivational incentives, career progression opportunities, a lively and positive working environment, a highly positive work place culture, and regular dress-down days. In 2018, we were included in the Recruiter Magazine ‘Fast 50’. This is a list of the fastest growing UK recruitment companies, across all disciplines, in the UK.
With so many recruitment companies available, selecting the right one for your business can be a minefield. If you are Principle Contractor or Sub-contractor looking to recruit top operatives and engineers for your latest project, read on to find why PPR are the perfect agency for you. Connecting with clients is our priority At PPR, we have amassed one of the UK’s most wide-ranging candidate databases. This enables us to provide our Principle Contractors and Sub-contractors with perfectly matched, skilled, experienced, and reliable operatives and engineers. Our specialism within the Industrial, Airport, Rail, and Telecoms sectors, means we can connect employers with engineers and operatives to meet any requirements. A business firmly based on 5 core values At PPR we take great pride in delivering a service that is firmly based on our core vales of integrity, passion, collaboration, ambition, and customer focus. We believe these values are testament to our success and make us truly stand out in our field. We also understand that in certain sectors, standard working hours are not always the norm. With this in mind, we provide a 24-hour consultant service. This service has proved to be invaluable for our clients who have needed operatives and engineers at very short notice. Over a decade of experience within the industry Our track record of providing effective staffing solutions for over 10 years really speaks for itself. We have provided personnel for many well-known industry names and have worked with some of the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure projects. Indeed, we have provided skilled staff to almost every major infrastructure project that has been undertaken across the South East and London. For a smooth, efficient, and professional staffing solution, PPR are an excellent choice. In-depth specialist knowledge across multiple industries At PPR, we have extensive experience in placing candidates in roles across multiple industries, and it is this in-depth knowledge that allows us to give our clients unparalleled support. Our portfolio covers an impressive area from Greater London, through to Kent and Essex, making us the market leading company to register with. Providing an unparalleled personal approach from day one To ensure that our employment procedure is as smooth as possible, and to provide an unparalleled personal touch, we endeavour to send a member of our PPR team to meet candidates on-site to formally introduce them to you, the employer. Where this is not possible, we will ensure that our client site contact is prepared for the candidate’s arrival and is ready to initiate them into the role. PPR is one of the UK’s leading technical recruitment businesses providing both contract and permanent staffing solutions. If you’re a Principle Contractor or Sub-contractor looking to recruit for your latest project call us on 01895 80 81 88 or contact us online.Read more
The current coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected the construction industry. Indeed, from large established companies through to independent tradesmen, the impact of COVID-19 has been enormous. With this in mind, we have compiled some invaluable advice on how to access support, in this unprecedented time of uncertainty. Find out what Financial support is available To prevent financial issues potentially snowballing out of control it is vital to access any available support for your finances. If you are a self-employed worker within the construction industry, you might be entitled to help under the government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Full information is available through their website. Alternatively you might be eligible to apply for government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, which provides financial support for smaller business that have been affected by COVID-19. It is also worthwhile contacting HMRC to see if you can re-negotiate time frames for tax payments. Likewise, if you have a mortgage, credit card or any loans, get in contact with your loan provider(s) to find out if they you can take any payment holidays. Take advantage of Mental health support Its vitally important to take advantage of any available help to protect your mental health too. There are many charities that are only a phone call away if you need help and support. Many are dedicated towards supporting the construction industry. One such charity Mates in Mind, recognises the stigma surrounding mental health issues within the industry and is actively campaigning to address this. Family and friends can give invaluable support Be sure to make the most of the support that your family and friends and work colleagues can offer. Close family and friends can give you invaluable emotional support, often at any time of the day, and with no strings attached. Make the most of any support offered by work colleagues too. Working within the same industry, means they will be able to identify with your situation. If you are seeking new work, they can also keep their eyes and ears open for any potential employment opportunities. Enrol with an industry leading recruitment agency Enrol with a recruitment company that has experience of working with the construction industry and take advantage of any advice and support they can offer. At PPR, we have extensive experience in placing candidates in roles across the construction industry. We have in-depth knowledge of the industry, and this expertise allows us to give unparalleled support for our clients and candidates. Our impressive network means we can connect you with the biggest companies and largest projects within the industry. Our portfolio covers an impressive area from Greater London, through to Kent and Essex, making us the market leading company to register with. If you are looking for a new career, PPR is one of the UK’s leading technical recruitment businesses providing contract and permanent staffing solutions. To find out more about working within the construction industry, and the clients we support, contact PPR today. Call us on 01895 80 81 88, send us a message online and upload your CV today.Read more
Covid-19 has had a catastrophic affect on the UK’s employment market, with virtually no industry left unscathed. Whether you have been furloughed, made redundant, or had to close your business down, we have compiled our top tips to help you get your career back on track. Enrol with a recruitment agency It goes without saying, the most important action to take to kick start your new career, is to enrol with a recruitment agency. Do your research and pick one with years of experience in your chosen field of work. At PPR, we have extensive experience in placing candidates in roles across the rail, construction, and airline industry. Our in-depth industry knowledge and expertise gives us a panoramic view of industry sectors and ensures we create perfect matches for our clients and candidates. Not only can we connect you with the best companies in the industry, we can connect you with the largest projects too. Covering an impressive area from Essex to Kent and throughout Greater London, we are the market leading company to register with. Enrol on online courses If you are currently furloughed or have been temporarily laid off, make the most of your spare time by enrolling on online courses. Learning new key skills, or refreshing existing ones, will pay dividends and make you more appealing to prospective employers. Many companies are offering free online courses too! Even if there isn’t a relevant work-related online course, why not do some learning for fun? Learning will give your day some structure and increase your self-confidence. Login and attend online webinars When you find yourself temporarily outside of the workplace, it’s easy to lose touch with working practices. To keep up to date with any changes within your industry you should attend relevant online webinars. Webinars are a constant source of ideas and inspiration and will help you stay ahead of your competition. They might also provide you with an invaluable contact. Update your CV Your CV is often the first opportunity a potential employer will get, to find out about you. It is therefore vital your CV is up to date and tailored to the positions you are seeking. Use your free time to carefully check your CV for spelling and grammar. Likewise make sure it is easy to read and interesting. Remember to include any qualifications or training you have undertaken. Also make sure to include any relevant examples that can showcase your life-experience skillset too. Don’t make your CV too long, a maximum of 2 pages is all that is needed. Use social media to search for network new opportunities To maximise your chances of securing a new position, it is important to network! Use social media platforms such as LinkedIn to advertise you are seeking employment. You never who might be able to help. Remember when seeking employment, potential employers can view your posts, so always keep them appropriate! Are you looking for a new career? PPR is one of the UK’s leading technical recruitment businesses providing contract and permanent staffing solutions, if you’d like to find out more about working with one of the industries we support, contact PPR today. Call us on 01895 80 81 88, send us a message online and upload your CV today.Read more
If you’re considering an airport career, or one within rail or construction, or already have considerable experience within these sectors, but are looking for a new position, PPR can help. Undoubtedly, with our market-leading experience and contacts, we provide an unparalleled service to both our clients and candidates alike, making us the premier recruitment company to register with. A business founded on five core values PPR is proud to be a business that is firmly based upon its five equal core values of integrity, passion, collaboration, ambition and customer focus. Indeed, since our beginnings 13 years ago, it is unquestionably these 5 values that have allowed us to become a highly regarded and outstanding recruitment company. Testament to this, is us having provided skilled staff to almost every major infrastructure project that has been undertaken across the South East and London. Comprehensive candidate placement At PPR, we have extensive experience in placing candidates in roles across the rail, construction and airline industry. Our attention to detail means we specialise in connecting our clients with the perfect candidates to fill any job opportunities. Whether you’re involved in a current project and you require staffing solutions or you’re a specialist engineer or operative searching for your next position, we are the recruitment for you. We have a wealth of experience in the construction, industrial, airport, rail, telecoms and mechanical and electrical industry and work alongside their professionals to reach the best outcome for all parties. Fully accredited industry professionals Throughout our 13 years in business, we have gained an impressive portfolio of industry recognised accreditations. Our certification as Airside signatories for Heathrow ,5* RISQS status as approved suppliers to the rail, REC membership and Gangmasters license demonstrates that we are indeed, leading industry professionals. Industry experience and technical excellence Our in-depth industry knowledge and expertise gives us a panoramic view of industry sectors and ensures we create perfect matches for our clients and candidates. Not only can we connect you with the best companies in the industry, we can connect you with the largest projects too. Covering an impressive area from Essex to Kent and throughout Greater London, PPR are the market leading company to register with. We consistently provide ongoing support to both our candidates and their employers to ensure optimum performance for both parties. This key focus on collaborative working, creates a unique feeling of security, which we feel is incredibly important, in today’s challenging working environments. Opportunities for training and development We are proud to offers members of our PPR team the opportunity to undertake relevant training and development courses. We offer these to all site all site and office-based personnel and include: CSCS, CPCS, PASMA, IPAF, Manual Handling, Confined Space Training, and First Aid. We also coordinate a selection of client specific training, including courses for working with: Network Rail, London Underground, Crossrail, DLR, and UK Airports. PPR is one of the UK’s leading technical recruitment businesses providing contract and permanent staffing solutions, if you’d like to find out more about working with one of the industries we support, contact PPR today. Call us on 01895 80 81 88 or send us a message online.Read more
The recent 2020 budget has implemented important changes to the way employment tax is calculated for workers who receive payments from a client via an intermediary. To help understand this recent change and how it could affect you, read on... What is IR35? IR35 is a piece of tax legislation in the UK, that was introduced in 2000 to close the loopholes in which workers could use the set up of a limited company structure, to pay less tax. Any contractor deemed to be an employee must pay the same level of tax as normal employees. What does it mean to be inside IR35? Simply put, to be “inside IR35”, means you are considered to be an employee of your client (regardless of your self-employed status). This means you are liable tax and NI contributions under PAYE. If you are a worker who provides your services through an intermediary, you could be considered to be inside IR35. Broadly speaking, if there is an obligation for you to accept work that your client provides, and you have a rolling contract with your client, then it indicates that your contract would be considered within IR35 What does it mean to be outside IR35? To be deemed working outside IR35, you will be operating legitimately as a contractor, and will have a contract for services rather than a contract of service. Crucially, if you can send another person to undertake the services agreed in the contract, do not have a rolling contract with your client, and have control over how and when you work, you could be outside IR35. Who is responsible for determining if IR35 applies? When deciding if IR35 applies to your position, a key point to note is that up until 6th April 2021, if you’re working for any client in the public sector, it is your client’s responsibility to determine if you are inside IR35 or not. However, if you are working for a client in the private sector, it is the responsibility of your intermediary to determine your employment status. From 6th April 2021, there are noticeable changes for determining responsibility. If you are working for any authority in the public sector, and a medium or large sized private client, they will be responsible for determining IR35 status. However, if you are working for a small private sector client, your intermediary will be held responsible for deciding if IR35 applies. More information on checking your employment status can be on the Government website. Do the changes come in effect immediately, or is there a period of grace? It is important to note there will be no soft-landing option. Immediate compliance is mandatory, and HMRC will be taking enforcement action where necessary. With this in mind, if you are uncertain as to if you are inside IR35 or not, we recommend you seek professional advice from your accountant or financial advisor. If you’re looking for your next role in the construction industry PPR can help you. For more information about the industries PPR support and our current vacancies, get in touch today. Call us on 01895 80 81 88 or contact us online.Read more
With the current global uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and the unparalleled spike in home deliveries, now (arguably more than ever), could be the perfect time to consider becoming an HGV driver. Indeed, according to recent studies, the UK currently has a deficit of over HGV 50,000 drivers. With this in mind, we answer FAQs about a Class 2 licence, and HGV driving. What is a Class 2 licence? A Class 2 driving licence allows you to drive a category C vehicle. A category C vehicle is also known as a rigid body vehicle. Having a Category C licence, allows you drive rigid vehicles over 3500kg and tow a trailer up to 750kg. If you want to drive an articulated lorry you will need a Class 1 HGV licence. What are the licence requirements to drive a Category C vehicle? To qualify for a Cat category C/Class 2 licence you must meet the following criteria be a minimum of 18 years of age, and hold a valid car driving licence hold a provisional Class 2 licence, pass a medical test pass a theory exam It is important to note, that in order to keep your Class 2 licence (when obtained) you must undertake 35 hours of Periodic CPC training very 5 years. What are the regulations surrounding Class 2 driving? For the safety of drivers and other road users, there are strict rules governing the number of hours an HGV driver can drive a day. You are not allowed to drive for longer than 4.5 hours at one time, with no more than 9 hours driving in one day, and no more than 56 hours in any given week. It is important to note that you cannot drive for more than 90 hours over a two-week period. Any 4.5-hour continuous drive must be followed with at least a 45-minute rest. You can split your driving allocation into smaller breaks, but your first break must be at least 15 minutes and your second at least 30 minutes. You must also have an uninterrupted break from driving for at least 11 hours over a 24-hour period, regardless of how many breaks you have had during the day. There are strict financial penalties in place (£300 maximum on the spot fine) for any drivers found breaking these rules. What personal qualities do employers look for in an HGV driver? There is more to a Class 2 driver than transporting goods from one location to another. If you are looking for a career in this field, it’s recommended that you can demonstrate you are reliable are organised are calm under pressure possess excellent driving skills have vehicle maintenance skills have excellent communication skills Unquestionably to be a successful HGV driver, you must enjoy the experience of driving on an open (and sometimes very congested) road. You must also be prepared to be flexible with your working hours and to spend time away from home, family and friends too. Are you based in London with over 2 years driving experience? Head to our website to read about our current Class 2 Driver vacancies. PPR is one of the UK’s leading technical recruitment businesses providing contract and permanent staffing solutions. If you’d like to find out more about working with one of the industries we support, call us on 01895 80 81 88 or send us a message online.Read more