Engineering & Technical


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):

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Defence
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Fire and security
  • FMCG
  • Heavy engineering
  • Medical device
  • Oil & Gas
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics
  • Rail

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. 

"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."


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

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  • "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."

    Roger Whitehouse, 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


  • “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


  • "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


  • 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


Case Studies

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


What We've Been Up To

  1. Yolk & EKF Recruitment Partnership

    1. EKF Diagnostics, a Penarth based medical manufacturer, is a brilliant example of how businesses within the Engineering & Manufacturing industry have rapidly adapted to help the UK combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. We're thrilled to have recently partnered together, creating new jobs in South Wales during the current economic climate which will be supporting with the fight against the global pandemic.

    2. Read the full release here

  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


Latest Jobs in Engineering & Technical

Meet the Experts

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    Andy Jones

    Senior Consultant

    02921 673 741


    Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

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    Christian Hartland

    Principal Consultant

    02921 673 714


    Fire & Security and Vertical Transportation Industries 

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    Jessica Harmer

    Principal Consultant

    02921 673 753


    Quality and Health & Safety Engineering Specialist

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    Phil Pitman

    Divisional Head

    02921 673 717


    Divisional Head of Engineering & Technical