Use of recruitment agencies

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Dear East West Railway Company Limited,

Please find a Freedom of Information request as follows:

1) From April 2021, has East West used external
recruitment agencies to hire for permanent or contract roles? Fees paid
are often known as 'finders fees', 'temp to perm fees' or a retainer fee
paid to recruitment agencies.

2) Please provide the total recruitment fees paid, and the number of people
appointed, for each of the following years:

1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023

3) Do East West Railway Company Limited have any Preferred Supplier
List(s) for recruitment agencies? If yes, please detail the suppliers on the list, and when this is due to be retendered?

Yours faithfully,

David Williams

No-Reply, East West Railway Company Limited

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We try to deal with enquiries within ten working days though it may take longer if we need to ask several colleagues for information. We'll keep you up-to-date if that's the case.

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EWR Co Team East West Railway Company Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: One Grafton Mews, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FB. Company registration number: 11072935.

East West Rail Contact, East West Railway Company Limited

Thank you for getting in touch with the EWR Co team.

We try to deal with enquiries within ten working days though it may take
longer if we need to ask several colleagues for information. We'll keep
you up to date if that's the case.

Kind regards,
EWR Co Team East West Railway Company Limited is a company registered in
England and Wales. Registered office: One Grafton Mews, Midsummer
Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FB. Company registration number: 11072935.

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East West Rail team, East West Railway Company Limited

Dear D Williams,

Thank you for your interest in East West Rail. 

We are in receipt of your email of 26 April 2023 and we are treating it as
a Freedom of Information request. 

The Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations
oblige us to respond to requests for information within 20 working days of
the day we received your message, but we aim to respond to all enquiries
as quickly as we can.

Please do get in contact if you have any further questions.

Kind regards,

Leon Mitchell
Information Governance Officer | East West Railway Company

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East West Rail team, East West Railway Company Limited

Dear D Williams,

Re: Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 26 April
2023.

In that request you asked us for information below:

Please find a Freedom of Information request as follows:
 

 1. From April 2021, has East West used external recruitment agencies to
hire for permanent or contract roles?
 2. Please provide the total recruitment fees paid, and the number of
people appointed, for each of the following years:

• 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022
• 1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023

 3. Do East West Railway Company Limited have any Preferred
Supplier List(s) for recruitment agencies? If yes, please detail the
suppliers on the list, and when this is due to be retendered?

I can confirm that the search for the information you requested has been
completed and I can advise you of the following:
 

 1. Yes
 2. The total recruitment fees paid, and the number of people appointed,
for each of the following years:

•  1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 – 100 people were appointed and a total
of £5,180,021.32 was spent on recruitment fees
• 1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023 –109 people were appointed and a total of
£645.920.32 was spent on recruitment fees*

*Please note, this data is valid up to February 2023.

 3. East West Rail does not have a Preferred Supplier List for recruitment
agencies. However, please see the below list recruitment agencies that
we have used from April 2021 to date:

Morson
Adecco
Resolute
Fission
Investigo
Core
Technet
Michael Page
Discovery Solutions
If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

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ICO website: [2]www.ico.org.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Leon Mitchell
Information Governance Officer
East West Railway Company
 

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