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.

Qualifications and salaries

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.

Key employers

The major employers in the sector include engineering contractors, manufacturers, aeroplane builders and car makers, 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 87 Agencies that recruit for Mechanical jobs in the Engineering industry.

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ACER Construction & Engineering

ACER is an award winning construction, Civil Engineering and M&E recruitment consultancy. We recruit for temporary trades and labour, temporary management and permanent employees. We have 5 national offices and a lot of our consultants have worked in the trade as electricians, ground workers and site agents. This gives us unrivalled industry knowledge. ACER are also CHAS, REC, Constructiononline, Face Fit and committed to CSCS accredited.
Coverage  North West of England
Suite 209, Cotton Exchange, Bixteth Street, Liverpool, Merseyside
Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5AN
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The Advocate Group

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
4 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5HG
47 Park Square East, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 2NL The Plaza, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ Kemp House, 152 City Road, London, Greater London, EC1V 2NX Imperial Court, 2 Exchange Quay, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M5 3EB
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Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

Tap into a talent pool of qualified Mechanical Engineers with Multi Trades. We know the Engineering market and are able to identify Technical candidates with experience in Manufacturing, Construction and Energy. By delivering an exceptional service time and time again, we hope to develop our extensive network of industry contacts. So if you want to build a lasting relationship with a reliable recruiter of Mechanical Engineers, speak to us.
Coverage  UK, Europe, Middle East and World Wide
Vintage House, 36 - 37 Albert Embankment, London, Greater London, SE1 7TL
1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
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Recruiter Tip

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.

Influx Recruitment

At 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. Engineering was our niche, therefore we have 100% success rate in providing the best candidates.
Coverage  UK and Worldwide
Suite 5, Buko Tower, Dalton Road, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2SS

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

Minstrell Recruitment Ltd

At Minstrell Recruitment, we only supply reference checked Engineers who possess the right balance of creative problem-solving and scientific aptitude. Our specialist team have a particular focus on Automation, recruiting for fields such as Food & Drink Production, Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Automated Warehousing. We meet permanent and temporary requirements and are proud to be a leading supplier of UK Engineers.
Coverage  UK Wide
230 COUNTY ROAD, Walton, Liverpool, L4 5PJ
Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2JN Lees Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 6DB Unit 6rnCaulder Island Way, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 7AW
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Berry Technical & I.T. 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
Temple Courtrn13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ 1st Floor, The Hightown Centre, Tunstall Road, Thornhill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 6RD
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Recruiter Tip

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.

KPI Engineering Ltd

Professional supplier of recruitment services in all aspects of engineering personnel provision, with over 60 years' combined industry expertise. Our dedicated teams of Consultants are experienced professionals with in depth knowledge of the sectors we supply, with a passion for the engineering industry and delivering recruitment excellence on time, every time.
Coverage  All UK
66-68 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AL
384 Cooper House, 3rd Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1JE 358 Manchester Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 7PG 2 Crown Street, Off Midland Way, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2AE
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Intro Recruitment Limited

Engineering recruitment experts, 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  30 mile radius of Wigan
27-29 Library Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1NN

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
CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
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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
5 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
17 Church Walk, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 2TP
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Elite Employee - Technical and Commercial

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.
Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
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Innova Search - (Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist)

Innova Search bring a distinctive approach to Engineering recruitment. Using over 20 years of industry knowledge and market leading technology, our team produce competitive shortlists of the best candidates in the UK. We specialise across key fields such as Industrial Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering, Precision Engineering and Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. You can trust Innova Search to find the best candidates in your sector.
Coverage  Nationwide Manufacturing & Engineering Specialists
One The Square, Temple Quay, 4th Floor, Bristol, Avon, BS16DG
Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH11SL Ground Floor, Sterling House, The Bourse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15EQ Norwich House, 26 Horsefair Street., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE15BD 8 St. Martin's Place, London, Greater London, WC2N4JH Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3LD
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Apex Engineering Solutions Ltd

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
65 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2DP
31-34 High Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 2AW 9 York Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2DS 23 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2QP
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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
The Chamberlain Building, 36 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3HN
Office 8, Oxford Street Industrial Park, Vulcan Road, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 7LF 8 Lowesmoor Wharf, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2RS
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Cranleigh Scientific

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, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LZ

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
PO BOX 980, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 9AU
Tickton Hall, Tickton, Beverley, Yorkshire, HU17 9RX
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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
Wellheads Way, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB21 7GD
C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, Shell Manufacturing Complex, Tenko Building, Oil Sites Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4HB C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, 9 Bowesfield Crescent, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS18 3BL C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, Coryton Refinery, The Manorway, Coryton, Essex, SS17 9LL Westmains Industrial Estate, Grangemouth, Central, FK3 8YE C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, Ineos Site Contractors Compound, Grangemouth, Falkirk, FK3 9UQ Brunel House, 9 Penrod Way, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2UZ C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, 3 Jacknell Road, Dodswell's Bridge Industrial Estate, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3BS St Davids Square, Westferry Road, Island Gardens, Canary Wharf, London, E14 3WA C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, Unit 2, Brinell Way, Harfrey's Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0LU C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, Lyndsey Oil Refinery, P.O. Box 85, Grimsby, Stallingsborough, North East Lincolnshire, DN40 3LW C/o Intec (UK) Ltd, Unit 4, Bennet Court, Bennet Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0QX Unit T, Old Station Yard, Oxford Road, Marton, Warwickshire, CV23 9RU
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FINTEC recruit Limited - Engineering & Technical specialists

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  UK wide, Europe, International
Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Vima Professional Placements Ltd

At Vima Professional Placements we have over 25 years of recruitment experience so have a good idea of what our clients and candidates are looking for. We supply many sectors, both casual labour as well as permanent staff in; Construction, Water, Trades, Financial Services, Education as well as Oil and Gas.
Coverage  Nationwide
6 Milner's Yard, Riccall Grange, Riccall, York, N Yorks, YO19 6QL

Food Careers (Food Manufacturing Recruitment) Ltd

Assisting businesses to recruit staff within the Engineering function for 15 years, we handle Permanent & Interim roles in a salary range of £25,000 - £100,000 pa. We work with Food & Drink Manufacturers, Food Machinery companies and Food Suppliers and assist them to recruit: Principal Engineers, Chief Engineers, Engineering Managers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Automation Engineers, Controls Engineers, Engineering Planners.
Coverage  UK Wide
Unit 1 Bath Lane Mill, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 5BJ
20-22 Wenlock Road, Shoreditch, London, N1 7GU Suite 4, Stanley House, 19/23 Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, Manchester, Lancashire, M41 0TZ
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