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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Displaying 21 of 89 agencies that recruit for Mechanical jobs in the Engineering industry.

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  • Engineering forms one of our core divisions at The Advocate Group, and as specialist recruiters we operate on a truly global scale across the industry. With client partners including David Brown, Cambi & Radicon we supply Multinationals and SMEs with exceptional engineering professionals across multiple industry sectors including chemical, heavy engineering, automotive, nuclear, general manufacturing, industrial engineering and FMCG.
    Coverage National, International and Global Service
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    • The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1TS
    • 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
    • Imperial Court, 2 Exchange Quay, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M5 3EB
    • Kemp House, 152 City Road, London, Greater London, EC1V 2NX
  • We have a detailed understanding of the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering sectors and utilise this superior knowledge to identify technical practitioners for all permanent roles. Our appreciation of the sector means that we recognise key skills and can conduct academic checks for BEng, IEng and IMechE accreditations. At Cranleigh Scientific, we are Engineering experts and are adept at finding the right individuals for the right opportunities.
    Coverage All UK
    • PM House, Riverway Estate, Old Portsmouth Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, Guildford, GU3 1LZ
  • 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
  • Recruiter 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.

  • 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
  • Are you looking for people who can help you to engineer a new future? Tiro Associates was set up to provide recruitment in the Automotive Engineering Sector, but we also offer a specialist technical recruitment service for other areas including Avionics, Materials Engineering, Project Services, and Quality Assurance. If you'd like to speak to a team who know an Integrated Circuit from a Vacuum Pump, then get in touch today.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Global
    • 7 The Chequers, High Street, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0DG
  • 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
    • Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
  • Jobseeker 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.

  • 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
  • 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
    • Suite 5, Buko Tower, Dalton Road, Fife, Scotland, Glenrothes, KY6 2SS
  • The UK's leading supplier of Mechanical & Electrical Trades/Labour & Management - Electricians, Plumbers, Pipefitters/Welders, Data Cable Engineers, Foremen, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, Estimators
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Brunel House, Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, South Wales, CF24 0EB
    • 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
    • Victoria House, New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4QJ
  • 30 years recruitment experience in the Construction & Engineering industry, supplying Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, Water, Environmental and Building Engineers across the UK, on a temporary and permanent basis.
    Coverage UK
    • 23 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2QP
    • 9 York Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2DS
  • 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
  • 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
    • Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY
    • Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ
  • 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, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
    • 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
  • 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
  • Our valued relationships with Construction and Mechanical partners has enabled us to develop effective solutions for permanent or temporary roles within Building Services. Backed by a team of specialist recruiters, we're able to create tailored campaigns to uncover staff from Mechanical Technicians to Civil Engineers. We pre-screen all candidates and guarantee that staff recommendations will be of the highest suitability to your business.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Compass House, Chivers Way, Cambridge, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9AD
  • 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
  • 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
    • First Floor, Radius House, 51 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 1HP
    • Dukes Court, 32 Duke Street, St James's, London, Greater London, SW1Y 6DF
  • 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
  • 'Nationwide suppliers of a safe, legal and cost-effective workforce' SiteMasters is a Nationwide Recruitment Company with over 29 years experience in supplying Permanent and Temporary Site Management, professional Construction Trades People, Security Guards and Quality Labourers to the Construction Industry
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 100 Borough High Street, London, Greater London, SE1 1LB
  • Enterprise Employment specialise in the supply of both a Temporary and Permanent workforce to the Industrial, Environmental, Commercial and Catering Sectors providing a fully comprehensive staffing solution with the most competitive price plans in the industry.
    Coverage Surrey
    • 54 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT147QL
  • Executemps recruit local permanent and temporary staff across many disciplines throughout the North East. We maintain 90% temp staff retention/engagement. Our permanent vacancy service delivers applicant profiling, employer branding, salary bench marking, client partnering, pre-referencing, skill set testing. 95% of placed employees stay on beyond 12-months.
    Coverage North East
    • 34 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6SE

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Mechanical Salary Rates
Low Pay:£23,500
Medium Pay:£35,000
High Pay:£55,000
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£45k
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£39k
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£36k
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£36k
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£41k
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£41k
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£40k
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