Beyond Recruitment

NAECI Supply – Ferrybridge (FM2)

Ferrybridge NAECI labour supply provided by NRL's Wigan recruitment team

Delivering a diverse NAECI compliant workforce

In 2017 work began to build a second multifuel site at Ferrybridge Power Station, West Yorkshire. With the principal contractor specifying that workers needed to be engaged under NAECI regulations, NRL’s Wigan recruitment team supported multiple contractors throughout the site build to provide compliant recruitment, management and payroll services.

The challenge

Contractors undertaking work on the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) site needed to engage hundreds of workers under NAECI regulations. This strict legislation is a national collective agreement which construction companies sign up to, ensuring all workers are engaged under standard terms of pay, numeration and working conditions.

No candidates could be placed on the project without being engaged under NAECI, and all recruitment and payroll operations needed to be fully compliant and auditable.

Our strategy

NRL’s Wigan recruitment branch’s extensive expertise supporting a significant number of high-profile NAECI category sites allowed the operations team to quickly set-up a compliant operation. Recognising that workers new to NAECI often have queries when first understanding how the regulations work, NRL opened an on-site office to provide face-to-face support to workers and trade union representatives – including weekly clinics throughout the power plant build.

Robust processes were developed in partnership with contractors to undertake all the necessary compliance and security clearance checks to engage workers, and NRL’s experienced in-house NAECI payroll team, also based in Wigan, ensured all worker calculations were accurately made.

NRL Wigan team's recruitment statistics for the FM2 project

The benefits

NRL’s targeted recruitment campaign helped secure a diverse mix of local and nationwide skilled labour to support several contractors and sub-contractors on the project. Over 3,550 candidates registered their interest in working on the FM2 project, with 70% receiving a job offer following successful interview.

The on-site team ensured over 520 workers were supported throughout the project, working with the branch team to provide fully compliant NAECI payroll calculations and audit reporting.

The combination of NRL’s recruitment and NAECI compliance expertise ensured that when additional workers were required at short notice, the team could quickly onboard new workers to support project deadlines.

For those clients new to NAECI working regulations, it’s often complex to understand and awkward to set up compliant processes. Our on-site team, supported by NRL’s NAECI payroll experienced team back in our branch, were able to support principal contractors to ensure all workers were engaged throughout the project with zero compliance issues and positive feedback from site stakeholders.”

Greg Compton, NRL Wigan Director

To discuss your NAECI recruitment and payroll requirements or for further information please contact the Wigan recruitment team.