Plant Operators recruitment agency listing

Plant operators may be employed to operate plant machinery in a number of different types of plant, from water and sewage treatment plants, to power and chemical plants. They must oversee the safe and effective operation of machinery, contributing to the plants overall objectives.

On this page are listed a number of UK recruitment agencies with experience and expertise in the realm of placing suitable personnel in plant operator roles.

The role of plant operator can very a great deal depending on the sector. But in most instances a candidate for such a role must have experience in working with plant machinery, good hand-eye co-ordination and an excellent grasp of applicable health and safety issues.

Many personnel who become plant operator staff do so only after they have worked their way up through a number of manual jobs, such as a maintenance worker, a material handler, or a production line worker.

GCSEs in subjects like English, maths and design and technology are helpful in entering this area of work. Alternatively, an Apprenticeship may be sought, in which the role can be learned on the job "with time set aside to study an associated course with a local education provider.

Starting salaries are around £13,000, but can rise to between £15,000 and £19,000 with qualifications. Those with significant experience may be able to earn between £20,000 and £26,000 a year.

 
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12 Recruitment Agencies found for Plant Operators jobs in the Engineering industry
  • 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
    • Unit 7, Waterside House, Falmouth Road, Penryn, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR10 8BE
  • 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, London, Berks, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BL
  • LinkPoint Resources Limited

    LinkPoint's dedicated team of engineering experts specialise in the supply of permanent and temporary staff across public and private sectors. We recognise each project's unique requirements and work with you to ensure that we find an exact fit. Whether you're looking for a junior engineer or chartered engineers we have the extensive database to find you the best candidate.
    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
  • 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
  • 1st Stop Recruitment Ltd

    The longest serving Recruitment Consultancy in Haverhill, serving both local and surrounding areas. 14 years locally and 27 years in the industry, with a solid reputation and foundation for permanent, temporary and fixed term contract services. Now recruiting nationally.
    Coverage East Anglia & surrounding areas
    • 6 Jubilee Walk, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8DA
  • Infinity Personnel Ltd

    Infinity Personnel see Client Services differently. Firstly, we listen. We put a lot of effort into learning about your business, your staffing requirements & seasonal patterns & most sought after skills. Our objective is to become your recruitment partners. Local knowledge & sector specialist approach, have a proven track record with many businesses in the area. We’re pro-active in our attitude, driven by the desire to exceed your expectations.
    Coverage Midlands
    • First Floor, 4-6 Hay Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RF
  • Intec (UK) Ltd

    Established 30 years ago by Engineers for Engineers. We deliver recruitment and project solutions within the Oil & Gas, Power, Nuclear, Utilities, Construction, Rail and Aerospace Sectors working for Owner/Operators, Consultancies, Contractors and Sub-Contractors serving the UK, European & Global markets.
    Coverage UK Wide & Global
    13 Offices Nationwide
  • Recruitment South East Ltd

    With a specialist knowledge of the London and South East market, our team of consultants are able to offer expert Engineering solutions for all sectors including Automotive, Rail and Construction. From CAD Designers to Civil Engineers, Recruitment South East can source all Engineering personnel for permanent, temporary or contract positions. We take a proactive approach to your staffing needs and offer an honest and flexible service.
    Coverage London and SE
    • Butchers Lane, Hastings, Sussex, TN35 4LT
  • Alpha Labour and Recruitment Ltd

    Recruiting all levels of Engineering personnel, Alpha Recruitment deliver solutions across the UK and commonly supply professionals such as Mechanical Engineers, CNC Programmers and Sheet Metal Workers. We have nearly 20 years of technical recruitment experience and are able to offer a flexible and responsive service for when you need it most. Our team address permanent or temporary demands from one person appointments to an entire workforce.
    Coverage UK wide - nationwide
    • 5-15 Marketplace, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2GH
    • Chancery Place, Booth Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4AB
    • 109 Vernon House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 6DQ
  • 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
  • FastTrack Management Services Ltd

    FastTrack Management Services are leaders in Engineering recruitment and specialise in providing technical solutions for a wide number of sectors. Our consultants have more than 20 years' experience of supplying top industry personnel such as Coded Welders, CNC Machinists and Composite Technicians for permanent and contract roles. Our success is built on the lasting relationships we've built with clients across the UK and Europe.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Elm Suite, Ground Floor, 8 Trinity Place, Midland Drive, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1TX
    • Unit 4, Century Court, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9RS
    • Suite 54 Barton Arcade Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2BH
  • HW Search & Selection Ltd

    Recruiting extensively across the Engineering industry, we modify our candidate search to directly match your staffing needs. Sourcing candidates across areas such as Avionics, Rail, Chemicals and Automotive, our high Google ranking, 6K+ Twitter followers and comprehensive database means we have everything to find the most in demand professionals in the sector. HW Search & Selection works globally to fill permanent and contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia
    • Church Bank, Manchester, Bolton, BL1 1HX
    • Room 217, 162-168 Regent Street, Linen Hall, London, W1B 5TG

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Plant Operators Salary Rates
Low Pay:£17,940
Medium Pay:£26,364
High Pay:£32,500
6 Month Change:Up 5.3%
Sample Size:62
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Average Plant Operators Salaries by Region
Scotland
£32k
North East
£28k
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£22k
Midlands
£27k
East Anglia
£31k
London
£26k
Home Counties
£26k
South East
£28k
South West
£22k
Welsh Borders
£23k
North West
£19.8k
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