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Engineering & Technical

Introduction

Our team provides specialist recruitment support to Wales’ diverse engineering, manufacturing and technical sectors.  We work closely with our clients to find the very best talent to fill permanent and contract/interim roles, with significant experience across sectors. 

Sectors we specialise in include (but are not limited to):

  • Production & operations management

  • Process, manufacturing & production engineering

  • Procurement & supply chain

  • Maintenance

  • Quality and Health & Safety

  • Skilled Production

  • Electronics

  • Warehouse

  • Logistics

  • Design

  • Fire and security

For a confidential conversation about your next career move, or if you’re looking for talented professionals to join your firm, speak to our Head of Engineering and Technical. 

Phil Pitman

"I'm proud to be heading up the growth of Yolk Engineering & Technical, Yolk Recruitment's fastest growing division. I lead a growing team of experienced Consultants, providing expertise in dedicated vertical markets to deliver a quality driven recruitment service to the clients and candidates we support."

Testimonials

​Here's what some clients and candidates have had to say

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  • Having already worked with Phil and his team on permanent recruitment projects, it was a no-brainer to turn to Yolk Engineering when we had a sudden need for a temporary team of Production Operatives. With temporary recruitment being a brand new way of hiring for us, partnering with Yolk meant the project was tackled swiftly, we were confident that the best candidates were delivered, and we’ve been able to hit our strict deadlines on time. Relying on their recruitment knowledge and processes has been incredibly important when getting the new team recruited, on-boarded, and the financial and legal admin sorted immediately. With the impact of Covid-19 meaning demands are high for medical diagnostics businesses such as ourselves, we can’t recommend Phil and his Engineering recruitment team enough when it comes to delivering a professional and quality driven service at speed, especially during such a turbulent time for many businesses.

    Gary Dowthwaite PhD

  • ​Yolk have been instrumental in the successful delivery of Renold’s growth ambitions in 2016/2017. Our Account Manager has ensured the whole team at Yolk are well versed in what our requirements are as well as what our candidate offering is. This is reflected in the quality of candidates presented to us by Yolk being far higher than we previously received from other agencies. Before working with Yolk I was having to interview 12-15 candidates to get to offer stages. Now I don’t even need to see the CV to arrange an interview and I can’t remember when I didn’t make an offer to someone I’ve interviewed. We understand that our requirements aren’t always straightforward but the team at Yolk have always filled us with the confidence that they can deliver – and they do! Their level of communication is great which has meant there have been no unwanted surprises.

    Operations Manager

  • ​The Royal Mint has worked closely with Yolk Recruitment since 2009 to support us with permanent, interim and occasional temporary recruitment across a diverse range of roles including IT; Project Management; Marketing, Engineering and Finance. They have proved very effective in their methods and I have been particularly impressed with the level of customer service they provide not only The Royal Mint but also the candidates that they represent. Since I joined The Royal Mint in 2014, I have implemented candidate satisfaction surveys which also gauge the experience that candidates receive from a recruitment agency. The candidates presented to us from Yolk consistently comment on the positive experience they have received from the team at Yolk and this is a huge factor in us continuing to utilise their services. I’ve also found the team to be true “consultants”. Should I need advice or guidance on a particular role, I know I can trust the team at Yolk to provide me with an unbiased, professional and honest consultation which I value. They are quick to react to my needs, don’t waste time and are able to source the right calibre of people within the demanding deadlines that we work to. The nature of the recruitment industry lends itself to a high turnover of consultants and personnel and I value the fact that in the 9 years that Yolk have supported The Royal Mint, the same core team have been there to support us and provide the highest levels of service. This is testament to their ethics as a company and the value they place on their employees. I look forward to us continuing our successful business partnership.

    HR Manager

  • Firstly, I'd just like to thank you for Phil and the team at Yolk for helping me find my perfect role with such a fantastic company - the advice and guidance you have offered through this process has been second to none and I feel that your approach has been completely informed with no frills or false information in an honest and well intentioned manner with complete professional management of my expectations - unlike previous experiences I have had with other companies where it feels that they just tell you what you want to hear. To help me make what is such an important career decision you provided solid and insightful advice which I know helped me reach my final decision, a decision I now know to be the right one! I also found the support in making the exit process with my current firm as easy as possible - something that contributed to them allowing me reduction on my notice period! I'm very grateful for this, as being able to leave amicably and with congratulations as opposed to a sour taste in the mouth is such a positive, and something I hadn't previously thought would be possible. I’ll look forward to working with you again, hopefully on the other side of the interview table in my new role!

    Candidate

  • ​I had a brilliant experience with Andy Jones from Yolk Engineering. Professional, informative and always quick to answer any questions. He found me a perfect match with the company I am now in.Highly recommend Yolk Engineering and thank you, Andy!

    Candidate

  • "I have worked with recruitment companies for 30 years. I can honestly say Yolk are the first recruitment company to really listen to our requirements, understand our culture change programme and rapid expansion plans and to deliver on the brief. A no nonsense, added value approach."

    Managing Director

  • "From the very first phone call Phil was very friendly and easy to get along with. He laid out his plan for me clearly and put me at ease that we'd find a job fairly easily. Phil was in constant contact with any news and gave out very good advice on what to do at the interview stage. I wouldn't hesitate to use Yolk and Phil again if needed and will be recommending to friends if they are looking for work."

    Dafydd Bright

    Candidate

  • “Having worked closely with Yolk Recruitment on a number of recruitment assignments, I have no hesitation in recommending them for your recruitment needs. The success of Yolk Recruitment is their emphasis on building relationships with clients and developing an indepth knowledge of both the business and the candidate. We have enjoyed a personable, professional service with Yolk Recruitment and envisage them being a business partner to satisfy Fluidmaster UK’s future recruitment needs.”

    Sue Cole, HRM

  • "I have had the pleasure of working with Christian over the last 5 years, he placed me in a superb role 4 years ago and has now placed me in an even better role. He has the rare attribute of being very professional and driven but retains the personal touch. He has become a good friend over the years and I wouldn’t think twice about recommending him if you are looking for a recruitment consultant personally or an employer looking at the bigger picture."

    Lee Haydon

    Candidate

  • "Phil is a true credit to the recruitment industry in many ways, and is truly a 'people person' in every sense. During a difficult time in my career, Phil was of great support and comfort, even ringing me to see how I was getting on when he had nothing available which was definitely a first. Rather than just a number, Phil made me feel valued and eventually placed me with a fantastic company and culture. This was after receiving two separate offers where Phil once again displayed his true professionalism by not pressurising me to choose his client and simply let me make my decision in my own time. A top person who receives my highest recommendation, and a credit to Yolk Recruitment."

    Production Planner

    Candidate

  • My experience working with Yolk Recruitment has been professional, friendly and crucial to advancing my career to where it is today. After finding myself in a position looking for a new role within electronics in South Wales, I began getting calls from countless other agencies who often half-heartedly tried to sell me a job outside of where I was looking geographically, and some of the time the job itself didn’t even exist. When I first spoke with Phil from Yolk the feeling was completely different, and after an in depth chat about my past experience and what I wanted from my next role we immediately began coming up with a list of companies to try. His extensive knowledge of employers in the region and the nuances of their hiring processes was of great help to my search and taught me a lot about how to best go about finding new opportunities. After not long at all, Phil made contact with a company who were interested by my CV and wanted to talk with me. He helped me prepare for my interviews and within two weeks of first making contact with this company we received word that I’d been offered the job. I would highly recommend Yolk Recruitment to anyone who is looking for someone who is experienced, hardworking and will be determined to find the next role in your career."

    Electronics Engineer

    Candidate

Case Studies

Here are some case studies that demonstrate our expertise in the area of Engineering & Technical recruitment. 

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What We've Been Up To

  1. Yolk Engineering Expansion

    1. Yolk Engineering and Technical has had tremendous growth over the last 12 months, from the launch of a new desk to four new starters, all of which has brought a wealth of new experience to the team. With our business doubling, and Yolk Engineeiring  becoming a million pound division, our increased market share and growth of existing client base means we can continue to offer more resource for delivery.

    2. Get in touch with our Engineering team

  2. Launch of Fire Security desk

    1. We recently launched a new business area within our Engineering team recruiting into the fire & security industry. Managed by Christian Hartland, within fire & security he recruits for Engineers, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Designers, BDM’s, Service Managers, Install Managers, Operations Managers, Directors and CEO’s for international, national and regional companies.

    2. Speak to our Fire & Security team

  3. Engineering Career Advice

    1. Interested in a career in Engineering? We've put together a short guide on the qualifications required, how to craft your Engineer CV, and if a career in Engineering is the best way forward for your skills. We've also included some general information on salary, the potential sectors you could work in, and a career progression path you could be looking at when starting your Engineering career.  

    2. Read our Engineering Career Guide

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Latest Jobs in Engineering & Technical

Key Contacts

  • Joshua Hallett
    Joshua Hallett

    Associate Consultant

    02922 260 611

    jhallett@yolkrecruitment.com

    Engineering recruitment specialist


  • Angharad Isaac
    Angharad Isaac

    Principal Consultant

    ​02921 673 751

    aisaac@yolkrecruitment.com

    Engineering, Quality and Health & Safety

  • Christian Hartland
    Christian Hartland

    Principal Consultant

    02921 673 714

    chartland@yolkrecruitment.com

    Fire & Security and Vertical Transportation Industries 

  • Andy Jones
    Andy Jones

    Senior Consultant

    02921 673 741

    ajones@yolkrecruitment.com

    Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

  • Ieuan Davies
    Ieuan Davies

    Associate Consultant

    02921 673 713

    ​idavies@yolkrecruitment.com

  • Phil Pitman
    Phil Pitman

    Divisional Head of Engineering & Technical

    02921 673 717

    ppitman@yolkrecruitment.com 

    Divisional Head of Engineering & Technical

  • David Jenkins
    David Jenkins

    Business Development Manager, Private Sector

    I identify new business in the private sector, allowing Yolk to partner with clients who are undergoing growth and discovering how Yolk can take this to the next level.