Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs in Manchester
Our Manchester recruitment teams have over 50 years of experience placing staff onto the largest engineering projects in the UK
NES Fircroft has three offices across the Northwest of England, backed by a larger office network across the UK and on the continent, and much larger still across the globe. Our headquarters is in Altrincham, closely situated to two further branches in Manchester city centre and Warrington. We have been operational in the UK since our inception, meaning we offer over 50 years of local expertise for the technical and engineering staffing market.
Recruitment Expertise from Manchester
Based in the city-centre, our Manchester branch is our core recruitment hub for the European continent, ideally located to support technical and engineering businesses their staffing needs. Our teams are bi-lingual and have been delivering staffing solutions to some of the biggest names in energy for decades.
Our Manchester team is a recruitment centre of excellence, comprising a large number of discipline-specific recruiters working across Oil & Gas, Power & Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Life Sciences.
Staffing Expertise delivered from the heart of Manchester
Through being discipline-specific, our teams ensure that they stay close to their markets, including industry trends and people movement, to stay ahead of hiring challenges.
The type of workforce solutions we offer are broad, ranging from contract staffing and assignment support services, to permanent (direct) hires and fully integrated managed solutions where businesses outsource part or all of their entire recruitment function to us.
5 decades of experience in cultivating and nurturing our candidate networks means that whether you’re looking for a team of engineers for your next offshore wind project in the North Sea, a Board-level hire for your chemical manufacturing company, or a bi-lingual commercial and sales executive for your pharmaceuticals business, we will source the talent you need and secure your candidate supply chain.
Our recruitment consultants are backed by award-winning support teams to take care of all practical and administrational contractor needs. This means we take care of logistical headaches to leave companies free to concentrate on the business at hand. Our assignment support, compliance & legal, travel and finance teams work in tandem to ensure that workers arrive on site, ready to work, compliantly.
Whilst our experience was borne in upstream offshore oil and gas, our operation has evolved alongside the ever-changing energy landscape to enable us to support technical projects across the engineering spectrum.
Our experienced recruitment teams have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key customers from the below areas:
- Battery Technology & Electric Vehicles
- Carbon Capture & Storage
- Fine & Bulk Chemicals
- Hydrogen Projects
- Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
- Med Tech
- Oil & Gas Operators and EPCs
- On/Offshore Wind
- Power Transmission & Distribution
We place technical specialists in a huge range of roles including, but not limited to:
- Asset & Fund Management
- Construction & Commissioning
- Drilling and Completions
- Health, Safety and Environmental
- Operations & Maintenance
- Project Management
- Project Services
- Quality Control
- Technical Sales
NES Fircroft in Manchester will help you to find your next engineering job
For engineers looking for temporary or full-time work in Europe, the legacy and local connections of NES Fircroft in the engineering world is hard to beat.
We are one of Europe’s biggest staffing agencies and through 5 decades of experience have provided personnel to some of the continent’s most pioneering energy projects. With such a broad industry reach, our capacity to help professionals transition their careers across to new energy verticals is unrivalled. We will offer you access to the most exciting technical jobs and help you to take the next step in your career development path for a promising future.
Our discipline-specific recruiters truly understand their industries and endeavour to support you throughout the job hunting and interview process. We’ve got comprehensive tried and tested qualification processes in place that work, meaning we won’t put your forward for a job unless there’s a strong chance you will succeed. If you’re taking on a contract role, we have a large team of support staff to ensure all of your logistics run smoothly – including supporting you with any visa/work permit needs, your travel, and your payroll.
Whether you’re looking for your next chemical processing role, want to transition your career to the wind industry, or seek your next vacancy in manufacturing medical devices, we will have a job opportunity for you.
Check-out our latest Manchester and local-based vacancies below. For broader European job opportunities, visit our job search page.
Our Recruitment Services
We have over 50 years of experience in orchestrating retained search activities, enabling businesses to hire strategically and effectively.
We’ll find C-Suite personnel with shared responsibility and purpose to innovate your Board and secure your succession planning.
We manage tens of thousands of contractors globally, delivering industry-leading logistics support and payroll.
We support contractors throughout their assignments, taking care of their welfare, travel practicalities and payroll.
Our streamlined service is award-winning and fully compliant in the respective localities of our internationally mobile contractor base.
Our consolidation service will save costs, increase hiring efficiencies and improve your compliance levels.
Our globally based team understand local legislation requirements and will help businesses to regain compliance in their employment.
Employer of Record
Expand your global presence without registering a new business entity; we can hire employees on your behalf, with minimal risk.
Managed Services Provision
We have decades of experience in delivering effective contingent workforce solutions and mobilisation programmes.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Outsource all or part or your direct hiring; we manage high volume demand and have a global candidate reach.
Case Study - Life Science
Sourcing High-Level Scientific Talent
We successfully filled multiple high level scientific roles that the client had been unable to fill for over 6 months.
Case Study - Hydrogen
Sourcing Volume Hydrogen Hires - Europe
The client is experiencing rapid expansion and has volume staffing requirements. They needed our support to supply staff that complemented their infrastructure changes
Case Study - Chemicals
Quality of Service in a Global Chemicals Market
Following the appointment of a new CEO we have become instrumental in supporting the client's hiring strategy in regards to their business restructure, placing over 40 people as their official Search partner
Case Study - Oil & Gas
Contractor Transition in the UK
Our client acquired a significant number of assets from a major oil and gas provider and subsequently sought our help in transitioning 50+ contractors
Other Regional Offices
We place technical personnel into local and national engineering organisations across the UK
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