Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Agency – UK

Specialist engineering and manufacturing recruitment company

Nigel Wright Group is a preferred talent partner to the UK manufacturing industry. Manufacturing and engineering recruitment has formed a core part of our wider multidiscipline proposition for over 35 years. We continue to support a broad range of businesses with engineering and manufacturing talent acquisition projects. Clients value our market leading standards of customer service.

Our consultants recruit at all levels of the engineering and manufacturing professions, from production team leaders and maintenance technicians to management and director-level positions within operations, health & safety, quality, and continuous improvement. They combine sector and discipline expertise alongside access to strong networks to source top talent for our clients.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our manufacturing industry recruitment expertise, please contact our marketing department directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Candidates can find all the latest engineering and manufacturing jobs on our vacancies page and are encouraged to send us a copy of their CVs and follow us on social media.


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Our track record as an engineering and manufacturing recruitment agency

We partner with small and medium-scale manufacturers, as well as businesses with multi-site operations. Our client portfolio consists of companies operating in the food, drink, fashion, homeware, health, beauty, luxury goods, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, metals, oil & gas, packaging and R&D industries including:

Talent pool and employer brand solutions enhance our recruitment efforts

All types of manufacturers are experiencing skills gaps due to a multitude of converging factors such as an aging workforce and a lack of interest among younger workers in manufacturing careers. As well as delivering traditional search mandates, we also offer talent pool solutions to clients seeking to overcome this challenge by building a database of potential candidates to target for future roles.

We’re proud to play our part in building the future manufacturing workforce. Promoting a client’s employer brand is a key aspect of this. Our internal marketing team provide several promotional services including producing candidate packs, career sites and social and email marketing campaigns, all aimed at telling our clients’ stories, as well as advertising exciting opportunities in manufacturing.

Clients praise our capabilities as a manufacturing recruitment firm

As a leading recruiter for manufacturing and engineering roles, our clients expect a high standard of customer service. We embed Service Excellence in our culture by using feedback from regular customer opinion surveys to inform ongoing training and development for our teams. Our Net Promoter Score (NPS) positions us amongst the best companies, worldwide, for customer loyalty.

We couldn't be happier with the services provided when hiring a new site leader for our factory in Cumbria. The selection process was straightforward, and I was impressed by the consultant’s professionalism and attention to detail. The information pack was excellent too.
Vice President, ACCO Brands

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“I find Nigel Wright to be an excellent talent partner. The consultant took the time to understand what we’re looking for in a new group HSE director. They sourced candidates that met the technical requirements of the role and fit well with our culture.”
Human Resources Director, Carr's Group

“I always receive a friendly, professional and (more importantly) honest service from Nigel Wright’s consultants. Consultation and the candidate experience are undoubtedly the primary considerations of the team and not sales targets.”
Recruiting & Employer Branding Senior Specialist, Egger

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Nigel Wright supported me on an important senior level hire. I appreciated the engagement and responsiveness throughout the process, taking time to understand the brief and always keeping me appropriately informed. I was delighted with the resulting appointment too.
CEO, Cooke Optics

Formica needed to identify and attract talent for a variety of operations and supply chain roles. Nigel Wright took the time to fully understand each vacancy, as well as our culture and provided valuable market insights along with some great candidates.
Talent and Reward Manager, Formica

“Our consultant is very professional and really knows the North East manufacturing industries. Our relationship extends over several years, and during that time they have found us high impact employees that continue to be employed by our business.”
Global HR Manager, Haskel Europe

“Nigel Wright’s consultant has been excellent during this process. They took the time to understand our requirements and managed to quickly source a number of credible candidates for opportunities at our Manchester facility, two of which we placed into key roles.”
Head of Talent, Heineken

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“Our consultant made the whole process as painless as possible, given the challenges involved in identifying and attracting good health and safety managers. I really appreciated their patience too when the process was held-up at our end. Thanks very much indeed.”
HR Manager, Kavli UK

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“Superb service from our consultant who understood the brief and delivered against all aspects to identify high-calibre candidates and give us some superb options to choose from. I will be using Nigel Wright for all future talent requirements. Highly recommended.”
Managing Director, VGC Group

Overall, I thought the process was very efficient with plenty of candidates to choose from. I was very impressed with how quickly the consultant arranged interviews and kept in contact on a regular basis. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
UK Lead & General Manager, ZENB



Searching for an engineering and manufacturing recruitment agency?

If you require the services of an engineering and manufacturing recruitment specialist, please contact our team with details of your recruitment requirements via the details below and we will respond on the same working day.

Newcastle Headquarters

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


Address: Lloyds Court, 78 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AF, United Kingdom

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 (0)113 524 1111


Address: 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


Address: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Billingham, TS22 5TB, United Kingdom

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


Address: The Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5AD

London Consumer Industry Practice

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


Address: 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP, United Kingdom