Mechanical recruitment agency listing

Mechanical engineers are involved in design, production and installation within a range of high-value industries, including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas refining, chemicals and manufacturing.

Apprenticeships and graduate traineeships are the two main starting points for staff who wish to become mechanical engineers. As the sector is so broad there is a wide variety of entry-level positions available.

Typically, workers who begin their employment as an apprentice go on to gain jobs as fitters, CNC millers and turners, draughtsmen or mechanical technicians. Starting salaries for such roles are usually in the region of £15,000 to £20,000, while experienced staff can expect to be paid between £22,000 and £35,000 a year.

People with degrees in mechanical, computer-aided, manufacturing or aeronautical engineering are well placed to secure graduate traineeships that lead to positions such as design, commissioning, packaging or piping engineer and project manager. Starting salaries for graduates are generally around £22,000, while staff with five years' experience can earn between £35,000 and £50,000 per annum.

The major employers in the sector include engineering contractors, manufacturers, aeroplane builders and carmakers, along with petroleum, gas, chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Typically, they use a mixture of permanent staff and highly-skilled contractors recruited to work on specific design or installation projects.

As competition for experienced workers is strong, most employers use engineering recruitment agencies to secure the services of the best staff. This is particularly true in the aerospace industry, where the government has declared that mechanical engineer is an official shortage occupation.

 
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  • The Advocate Group

    As a specialist within Engineering, we have a portfolio of globally respected clients across multiple sectors. The Advocate Group uses a unique selection system to source the most in demand industry professionals for roles from Director down to highly skilled. Our consultants are experienced and are able to respond expertly and efficiently to our clients requirements. Visit our website for more information or call us today.
    Coverage National, International and Global Service
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    • 1 St Colme Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6AA
    • 47 Park Square East, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 2NL
    • 4 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5HG
    • The Exchange, 1 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DD
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DE
    • 1 Warwick Row, London, Greater London, SW1E 5ER
    • The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1TS
  • Aeropeople Limited

    Recruiting worldwide for general engineering roles, Aeropeople Ltd uses an extensive database to provide your business with bespoke candidates. We cover the majority of roles in the Engineering industry including Environmental Managers, Research & Development and Launch Engineers. Based throughout the UK, we also have offices in Germany and UAE, committed to finding solutions for your permanent, temporary and contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK wide and International
    • The Quorum, Barnwell Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8RE
  • NJW Associates Ltd

    Industry specialist within Engineering & Technical Industries: Reasons to use NJW: 10+ years experience, Large database of active candidates & contacts throughout UK, Excellent results sourcing passive candidates, Excellent track record with hard to fill roles.
    Coverage UK
    • Newlyn Avenue, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, Avon, BS91BP
  • Recruitment tip provided by Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

    Many Mechanical related university courses will require candidates to take a year in industry, meaning that employers may be approached by students needing to gain experience. This gives a company the opportunity to assess upcoming talent without the responsibility of recruiting them long-term. Employers may be inclined to offer a permanent position once the candidate has graduated.

  • Elite Employee Ltd

    Our Engineering staffing solutions are backed by experts who have experience of operating within a technical environment. Elite Employee has been working within Engineering recruitment for more than 15 years and can supply top technical staff for all industry roles including those across Medical Engineering, Automotive and Aviation. We don't rely on databases or traditional advertising and will conduct a proactive and tailored candidate search.
    Coverage Southern England and Home Counties.
    • London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
    • The Oast House, Stapeley Manor, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JE
  • Tiro Associates Ltd (automotive, aerospace & electronics industry specialists)

    We provide high calibre Engineering and Commercial, contract and permanent staff, from Graduate to Director level, to global players in the automotive, aerospace, defence, electronics sectors. We are committed to providing a high quality and cost effective service that is tailored to your individual needs.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Global
    • Fryerning Place, 4 Fryerning Lane, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0LQ
  • Elliot Marsh Headhunters

    Specialising in placing candidates in senior and hard to fill roles, Elliot Marsh designs its service around the amount of feedback and interaction you desire. Offering recruitment solutions throughout UK, Europe, Asia and the America's, our years of specialised market experience will help fill roles such as Safety Engineers, Site Managers and Mechanical Designers to companies of all sizes.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Concorde House, Trinity Park, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 7UQ
    • Stocks Court, 18/20 Old Market Place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DF
    • Trafalgar House, 11/12 Waterloo Place, London, Greater London, SW1Y 4AU
  • Recruitment tip provided by Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

    Although dependent on the particular project, a Mechanical Engineering candidate should expect to carry out tasks such as using computer aided design to create technical plans and researching/assessing new products. They may also be required to present designs to important clients and oversee maintenance projects.

  • Influx Recruitment

    We can offer Technical Inspection Services - fully qualified CSWIP Welding Inspectors, NDT Technicians, 3rd Party Inspection/Verification, Client Witnessing and Vendor Expediting. Specialised Services - Multi Coded Welders, Pipefitters, Platers/Fabricators, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Project Engineers.
    Coverage UK and Worldwide
    • Office 26, Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, Ajax Way, Fife, Scotland, Leven, KY8 3RS
  • Recruit Mint Ltd

    Recruiting personnel within Design, Quality and Maintenance, Recruit Mint offers a personal and low risk service to Engineering clients in the South East of the UK. Offering a 110% rebate on perm placements, we also source staff such as Fitters and Machinists for clients including Redring Xpelair, DC Norris and Titan Motorsport. We take the time to listen to our clients so that we can recommend staff that fully meet their needs and culture.
    Coverage 60 mile radius of Peterborough
    • 118 Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 6WA
    • 5 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
  • Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

    Multi Trades Recruitment specialise in the delivery of permanent and temporary employees to the Engineering industry. Our skills and experience within this sector are unrivalled within the recruitment market. We supply Welder/Fabricators (MIG,TIG,MMA) Sheet metal workers / CNC programmers and setters, along with many other skills.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and World Wide
    • 1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
    • The Dower House, 108 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BL
  • Berry Technical Division

    We offer a complete recruitment service for the Engineering industry, with our years of experience and industry contacts enabling us to find the best staff in areas including Construction, Mechanical and Automotive. Berry Recruitment manages campaigns tailored to our clients' needs, pre-interviewing candidates for roles such as CMM Inspectors, Technicians and Project Engineers. We recruit nationwide and in EMEA and are REC members.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Equipoint Building, 1506-1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
    • Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY
    • Offices 10-11 Quay West Business Centre Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
  • Automation Experts

    Technical recruitment specialist for automation and control industry across the principal manufacturing, processing and utility sectors with additional cover to systems integrators, machinery OEM's and consultancies. Covering both permanent and temporary recruitment services across the UK.
    Coverage United Kingdom
    • Eliot Park Innovation Centre, Eliot Business Park, 4 Barling Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
  • LinkPoint Resources Limited

    LinkPoint Resources is a recruitment solution geared to you. Our dedicated team of Building and Engineering experts specialise in the supply of Mechanical Engineers for the construction and engineering industry for permanent, contract and temporary workers. 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
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    • 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
    • Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • Catfoss Engineering Recruitment Ltd

    Catfoss Recruitment are specialists at supplying HND, Masters and CEng accredited engineers for esteemed Engineering firms nationwide. With 25 years of experience within the sector and source professionals including Maintenance Engineers, Coded Welders and Mechanical Technicians. Having worked with high profile clients such as Redhall Engineering, we guarantee to optimise the chances of making the right hire for both SMEs and blue chip companies.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Tickton Hall, Tickton, Yorkshire, Beverley, HU17 9RX
    • PO BOX 980, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 9AU
  • McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists

    Our highly experienced Engineering functional practice is headed by a consultant who has worked in a senior Engineering capacity for a FTSE 100 Marine company. This practice boasts a plethora of knowledge spanning the globe. Well connected, you can be assured of outstanding searches for your open appointments and vacancies. Call us NOW!
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • Intro Recruitment

    Engineering recruitment is one of our areas of expertise and we pride ourselves on the ability to source high quality, technical candidates from all engineering disciplines. From the construction to rail and aerospace sectors, Intro Recruitment have placed engineering professionals into companies of all types and aim to provide bespoke North West solutions at competitive rates. We recruit engineering experts for all permanent and temporary roles.
    Coverage North West England
    • 27-29 Library Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1NN
  • Hammond Clarke

    Hammond Clarke recruits for all positions in the Engineering industry in areas including Mechanics, Oil & Gas and Rail. We have a strong focus on the City of London but can source high quality candidates nationwide for job roles such as Pipeline Engineers, Coded Welders and Metallurgists. We have 25+ years of recruitment behind us and a database of 10K+ candidates meaning that we have the experience and resources to find the right staff for you.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and North America
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    • 3rd Floor, 132-134 college Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
    • Hammond Clarke House, Russell Close, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9EF
    • First Floor, Radius House, 51 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 1HP
    • Dukes Court, 32 Duke Street, St James's, London, Greater London, SW1Y 6DF
  • Pure Staff Ltd

    With experience of sourcing quality staff such as Maintenance Engineers, CNC Machinists and Coded Welders, our portfolio of Midlands based clients can trust us to provide an honest and reliable service to the Engineering industry. Working in key sectors such as Mechanical, Medical and Automotive, Pure Staff offer cost effective solutions that are tailored to the exact needs of the client. We are REC members and ISO 9001 accredited.
    Coverage The Midlands and Welsh Borders
    • 8 Lowesmoor Wharf, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2RS
    • Office 8, Oxford Street Industrial Park, Vulcan Road, Wolverhampton, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 7LF
    • The Chamberlain Building, 36 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3HN
  • Mechanical & Electrical Agency

    The UK's leading supplier of Temporary and Permanent Mechanical & Electrical Trades/Labour & Management - Electricians, Plumbers, Pipefitters/Welders, Data Cable Engineers, Foremen, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, Estimators
    Coverage London & Nationwide
    • 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
    • Hallmark House, Downham Road, Essex, Billericay, CM11 1PU
  • Intec (UK) Ltd

    Intec (UK) Ltd are experts at filling roles such as Civil Engineer, Project Engineer and Tool Designer within the Engineering industry. With over 30 years' of experience in this specialist field, Intec (UK) Ltd strive to provide quality service to every client. So whether you're looking for a Mechanical Engineer, Safety Engineer or Materials Engineer, we are confident in providing all solutions for all demands.
    Coverage UK Wide & Global
    13 Offices Nationwide

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Low Pay:£23,500
Medium Pay:£35,000
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