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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  • 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
  • Commercial Consultants (UK) Ltd

    Commercial Consultants has worked within the Engineering sector for over 9 years. Dedicating our time and expertise to finding the Candidates with suitable experience and qualifications that will meet our Clients' recruiting needs. We are limitless within the Engineering sector, recruiting for various roles from HGV Mechanics to Oil & Gas Managers.
    Coverage UK, Europe and Worldwide
    • Commercial House, Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1LR
    • 288 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QP
  • Executive Headhunters Ltd

    We have worked with some of the leading names within the Engineering sector and are delighted to offer the expertise of an industry expert for all recruitment projects. We target staff with the right credentials (IEng, CEng etc.) as well as an aptitude that has seen them rise to the top of their field. Combining a knowledge of mechanical practices with an ability to network, we headhunt senior practitioners of all vocations from Avionics to Rail.
    Coverage UK and International
    • Concorde House, Trinity Park, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 7UQ
    • 22 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, Greater London, SE1 9PD
    • Stocks Court, 18/20 Old Market Place, Cheshire, Altrincham, WA14 4DF
  • 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
  • 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
  • ATS Recruitment

    ATS Recruitment are a specialist agency supplying skilled candidates into the engineering, water and construction industries. We have worked within these industries for a number of years and pride ourselves on our understanding of the sectors and the long term clients we have gained through our technical knowledge of our sectors. We are an approved REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) Member. Please feel free to get in touch.
    Coverage UK, Ireland and mainland Europe
    • 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8EQ
  • 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
  • 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
  • Flex Recruitment Plus

    FlexPlus offer an invaluable service to the Engineering Industry and are skilled at swiftly filling vacancies UK wide. We have developed a database of top technical candidates and can place staff into the fields of Construction, AV, Mechanical, Project Services, Electrical and Medical Engineering. We employ industry experts who assess all candidates and ensure that necessary accreditations have been achieved (including CEng, ICE and IMechE).
    Coverage UK wide
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • 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
  • Brightwork Ltd

    With the growing pressure to recruit skilled Engineers across all sectors, Brightwork are proud to offer 100% coverage of practitioners from Plant Operators to Mechanical Fitters. Our consultants have worked within the Engineering field, meaning that we have an enviable understanding of the challenges faced by both candidates and businesses. If you operate in Glasgow or Edinburgh, we should be your primary contact for all staffing requirements.
    Coverage Scotland
    • 209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
    • 20 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7BD
  • 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
  • FINTEC recruit Limited

    We specialise in Engineering and Technical recruitment . We operate across various sectors and many of our candidates have transferable skills. We have a high level of senior personnel registered with us. Vacancies range from Project Engineering to Geotechnical to Welding and Materials to design engineering vacancies.
    Coverage UK , Europe and International
    • 32/10, Littlejohn Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH10 5GJ
  • Wild Recruitment

    As part of our full recruitment solution our consultants focus on their specific specialist area, allowing them to be experts in their fields to recruit the right people for you.
    Coverage Hampshire and Dorset
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • Suite 1, First Floor, Latimer House, 42-44 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BT
    • Technology House, 152 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1LH
  • 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
    • Churchill House, 6-8 Meetinghouse Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DP
    • Chancery Place, Booth Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4AB
    • 109 Vernon House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 6DQ
  • 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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Plant Operators Salary Rates
Low Pay:£17,940
Medium Pay:£26,364
High Pay:£32,500
6 Month Change:Up 5.3%
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Scotland
£32k
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£22k
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£31k
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£26k
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