Trades and engineering

Finding skilled trades workers and engineers is a major challenge. In fact, for the last eight years they've ranked as some of the hardest jobs to fill in the UK in our Talent Shortage Survey.

At Manpower, we're specialists in identifying and recruiting quality staff across the engineering, oil and gas, automotive, utilities and construction sectors, for both local and national requirements.

From the smallest to the largest sites and for SMEs up to blue chip organisations; we partner with companies to identify the temporary, permanent and contract talent they need for project work, peak projection and one-person jobs.

Our consultants are highly experienced in technical recruitment, many with first-hand experience working in the engineering sector themselves. That means they really understand the demands of the industry and how to overcome them.

Every individual in our talent pool has been pre-screened and fully referenced. We'll also check that they're properly qualified for the job. Be it a CPCS, ECS, JIB or Gas Safe Registration, we'll only present you with candidates who we know are right for the job.

Whether you need a senior manager to lead your project, 20 plumbers for a few weeks, or an electrician for a year – we combine specialist expertise with the support that only a global recruitment organisation can provide.

Typical job vacancies we recruit for:

  • CNC
  • Maintenance
  • Welding / Fabrication
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Vehicle Technicians
  • Precision and Heavy Engineering
  • Plumbers and Electricians.

What our clients say...

"Manpower's commitment to understanding our organisation has been integral in their success in delivering a quality service"

- Hayley Routledge, HR Assistant, SNOP UK Limited