Kent Engineering recruitment agency listing

Bordering Surrey, East Sussex and Greater London, the county of Kent is situated in the South East of England and is home to more than 1.7 million people. Home to the City of Canterbury, Kent is a thriving hub of industry and local recruitment agencies provide invaluable help to employers with Engineering vacancies, which are available on a permanent, contract and temporary basis.

Recruitment agencies are scattered throughout the county, in locations including Swale, Maidstone, Ashford, and Dartford amongst others. The vast majority will offer a multi-sector recruitment service, in which they will cover Technical and Engineering job roles. Specialist Engineering recruiters can also be found in Kent.

Economic overview and salaries

As with any sector, the salary for Engineering roles in Kent differs from job to job. That said, candidates looking to be hired for such positions will generally be employed in well-paid roles. Typically, an Electrical & Instrumentation Maintenance Technician commands a starting salary of £27,000. The start point for a Quantity Surveyor can be as high as £40,000, while Technical Directors could earn as much as £50,000.

Key industries and employers

One of the county's major employers is BAE Systems, which has a base at Rochester Airport, employing approximately 1,500 people. It is an encouraging presence for Engineering candidates, especially so considering the Defence firm spends over £10 billion a year and works with around 7,500 UK-based companies. BAE Systems isn't the only major Engineering employer with a base in Kent. Located in Dover, P&O Ferries, has a track record of operating ferries from the UK to Ireland as well as many European countries. Its fleet of modern ships require maintenance and this can provide welcome recruitment opportunities for local Engineers.

 
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4 Recruitment Agencies found in Kent in the Engineering industry
  • Professional Construction and Civil Engineering Recruitment, by Construction and Civil Engineering Professionals. Pettit Recruitment Solutions is a reliable source of labour supply for contractors and subcontractors nationwide; deploying workers for roles in Surveying, Project Management, Planning, Site Management and Site Skilled Labour. If you require permanent staff, or site labour on hourly / daily rates, contact Pettit Recruitment Solutions.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • 1st Floor, Zone 3, Innovation House, Discovery Park, Ramsgate Road, Kent, Sandwich, CT139FF
  • Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Building / Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, Industrial, Control & Automation and Mechanical & Electrical recruitment. Our nationwide network of offices enables us to fill permanent and contract roles across the UK; utilising knowledge and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, Kings Hill, West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, ME19 4AE
  • LinkPoint Resources is a recruitment solution geared to you. Our dedicated team of engineering experts specialise in the supply of permanent, contract and temporary staff from junior engineers to chartered engineers across the public and private sectors in the Kent area with our local office based in Sevenoaks. By gaining a deep understanding of your business, we allow you to capitalise on your time as we take care of your recruitment needs. We recognise each project's unique requirements and work with respect and understanding to deliver beyond expectations.
    Coverage UK Nationwide
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
  • Want to work with a trusted specialist? At The Best Connection, we are experts in our field and the UK's number one recruitment consultancy for Industrial, Driving, Supply Chain and Retail careers. Whether you're chasing a long-term goal or have a short notice vacancy, we are dedicated to developing successful strategies that are built on industry knowledge and effective relationships. We are Gangmaster licenced and members of the REC and FTA.
    Coverage South East England
    • 17 High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TH
    • 41 Overy St, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1UP
    • Coleman House, 10 King St, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1DD
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