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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  • We specialise in Engineering and Technical recruitment. We operate across various sectors and many of our candidates have transferable skills. Including Project Engineering, Geotechnical, Welding and Design Engineering vacancies, we can use our diverse talent pool of top technical candidates to fill a full range of roles across the industry. We service both interim and permanent vacancies in Scotland, UK wide and Europe. Call us today no upfront
    Coverage Scotland, England, Wales, Europe. International
    • 40 Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH11 1RY
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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'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, 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
  • We work on a number of Engineering roles including - Design Engineers, Project Engineers, Site Engineers, Stress Engineer, Engineering Manager, Mechanical/Electrical Engineers to name a few. We work within a few different sectors, specialising in the construction industry but also work within some manufacturing industries. Please get in touch and we can discuss your needs and find out if we may be able to help with sourcing requirements.
    Coverage UK, Ireland and mainland Europe
    • Building 1, Ground Floor, Viscount Court, 245 Leeds Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0GR
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    16 Offices Nationwide
  • Wild Recruitment's Engineering, Technical and Built Environment team offer an in-depth and knowledgeable service based on more than 20 years experience. Ensuring our consultants are specialists in their sector, we recruit for the full spectrum of Engineering positions within Construction, Manufacturing and Production. We provide skilled, vetted and available candidates at short notice. Contact us to discuss your needs.
    Coverage Hampshire and Dorset
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • 2-4 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
    • Unit 7, Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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

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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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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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