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Gelu's Story - Patience pays off

Temporary placements often lead to Permanent employment...

Gelu moved to Northern Ireland in 2015 seeking new opportunities that allowed him take full advantage of his skilled welding background. Having discovered Riada Resourcing through our website, he got in contact with our engineering specialists in Ballymena.

As Gelu had good welding experience and achieved qualifications back in 2010, our team were able to quickly find him a temporary ongoing placement within Metallix Ltd as a MIG Welder.

Gelu really enjoyed his time at Metallix and despite leaving the company to start a permanent contract in another company in March 2016, he emphasied to the Riada team how he would love to return to Metallix if another opportunity should come up. Riada listened to Gelu, kept in touch with him and sure enough, a year later in May 2017 we were able to source him another temporary ongoing placement with Metallix.

Gelu has now accepted a permanent contract with Metallix - all his hard work had paid off and the team are delighted to be able to help him along the way and deliver that job he really wanted. We were even more thrilled to receive the email below.

"I started my career in engineering a few years ago and chose to do welding as it’s a very popular trade with lots of opportunities. I applied for a job with Riada to work for Wrights Group Ltd and from the start, I was told it was a temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent. The temporary contract did not put me off applying as I knew if I worked hard enough I would have the chance to extend this and impress...

In my current role with Metallix, I’m very much an equal part of the team. I always feel valued and that my work matters. Riada keep in touch with me and have never failed in finding me employment, which has paid off... I have just been offered a permanent position with Metallix. Definitely worth the wait!

The Riada team from the get go have proven themselves to be the best agency I have worked with, to sum up in one word they are PROFESSIONALS. I’ve never had any issues and I can honestly say they are a pleasure to work with.

I just couldn't be happier with my choice of going through Riada

Thank you Riada, you gave me the chance of my life!

You're the best,



The Riada experience worked for Gelu & it can work for you too. Give us a call on 028 2563 1555, email your CV to or register online with us to keep up to date on the latest vacancies.

Riada Resourcing are specialist recruiters in office, professional, engineering, hospitality, tourism & industrial job vacancies. For a confidential discussion of how we can help you find employment please get in touch today...

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