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Rail and Energy Recruitment Specialist Partners with NOF to Address UK’s Energy Skills Shortage Problem


Leading rail and energy recruitment specialist, Samuel Knight International, has joined NOF to support the drive in finding and developing essential skills needed going forward so our industry can thrive and meet future demand.

NOF is a UK business development organisation for the energy sector, which helps a large cluster of businesses across the UK supply chain make valuable connections both in the UK and overseas. The organisation provides a comprehensive range of business development services, which have been created with members in mind, to help them meet new contacts, network on a regular basis, gain industry intelligence and an understanding of forthcoming opportunities, plus more.

Samuel Knight, which has been extremely vocal about the need to create more will focus on using their manpower solutions to empower other members through strategic talent management. This move will make a significant contribution to economic growth both regionally, nationally and internationally.

Commenting on the news, Steve Rawlingson, CEO of Samuel Knight International, said: 

 “I’m very pleased to announce that we are now a member of NOF. It is a very valuable and respected organisation in the energy sector, and this membership will allow us to continue building strong links in the industry and connect with prospective clients who can benefit from global manpower solutions. We are particularly looking forward to taking part in some great debates, attending industry events and seizing opportunities to enhance access to niche skills for clients around the world.”

Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NOF, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Samuel Knight International into membership.  The business joins a diverse and experienced network of supply chain companies, which has an excellent reputation for collaboration and working in partnership to achieve the goal of securing new work within the energy sector.  Skills remains one of the key challenges facing the energy industry, including the offshore wind sector, which is continuing to evolve and therefore is constantly requiring new skills sets to meet its objectives and the input of members with expertise in this field is very important.”


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