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Why we’re adopting a ‘sustainable-first’ approach to recruitment

When Agilité Solutions was born, the ambition was always to create a seamless, Pan-European business that could deliver high-quality projects in multiple locations for a range of clients – but in order to do that, we needed to build the right team.

Over the past 12 months alone, we’ve celebrated double-digit growth in both turnover and headcount – and neither show any sign of abating. But, with such expansion supported by repeat business, it’s important to us that we continue to employ people who truly share our values.

Neil Coales, MD

As our work as a general contractor continues to flourish and we evolve into an organisation which offers leadership and guidance from a strategic point of view, we want to continue challenging clients to genuinely think about the way they intend to use a space – and it’s complete lifecycle.

Under that remit, we want to speak confidently and passionately about sustainability, and its role within forward-thinking design, which truly pushes the envelope. And we’re looking for people to help us do that.

While our core team is incredibly robust here at Agilité Solutions, we all share a desire to protect the land beneath our feet for generations to come, and we’ve been working hard to develop a business which puts sustainability firmly at its heart.

Planting trees - Agilite Solutions

In terms of operations, we’re exploring the potential to use green power to heat our offices and offsetting our travel ‘costs’ via initiatives which help to plant trees across the globe. By calculating our own carbon footprint to the nth degree – from the running of the company HQ to colleague commutes – we’re working on the launch of a sustainability ‘code of conduct’ to ensure we live and breathe our commitments.

Our Luxembourg office is already driving this incentive forwards. As well as being a completely paper-free zone, we’ve removed the hefty paper documents we used to send to clients, switching instead to neat, easy-to-share PDFs. And, in place of regular cross-European commutes to sites, we’re keeping our stakeholders updated on progress via 360 degree photographic reports, and virtual walkthroughs.

While offering continued training around what it means to be sustainable to our current staff, we’re looking to make ‘eco credentials’ a central part of our recruitment strategy too – actively seeking people with an interest in protecting our planet and a strong desire to do things differently.

As the company leader, it’s important for me not simply to find people who have a technical background – as there are plenty of capable project managers, architects, and developers out there. Rather, I’m keen to meet ‘rounded’ individuals who are open-minded about bringing something new to the table and driving positive change.

If that sounds like something you would be keen to hear more about, we are recruiting for a number of positions. You can find out more, and apply, here.

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