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Engineering Recruitment

Since 1997 we have placed in excess of 4,000 candidates (and counting) into new Engineering roles across The South West. From our main office in Stroud, Gloucestershire, our recruitment consultants are in a commutable distance from many of the UK’s major Engineering and Aerospace companies. We work with a wide and diverse range of engineering candidates, from Machinists to Quality Managers and Designers.

First Base has recruited for engineering companies in Gloucestershire since 1997, making it a particular area of expertise here at First Base. Our recruitment consultants have built a wealth of engineering contacts over the years, making First Base an ideal partner for any client looking to fill an engineering vacancy, or candidates seeking a new job in engineering.

We regularly recruit for engineering jobs throughout Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and The Forest of Dean, including positions in: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Materials, Technical and Chemical Engineering.

Some of the regular engineering vacancies we recruit for include; CNC Machinists, CNC setter/operators, QA Engineers, Grinding Machinists, Welding Engineers, Group Quality Managers, Mechanical Fitters and Toolmakers.

Client Testimonials

“Very grateful to Andy and the team for all they have done for me over the last 2 years, I was never out of work and made some friends along the way.

Amazing agency best in the area very helpful and got me a new job no stress or worries highly recommend.”

“Thank you for all your help; we are delighted with the outcome.”

Our Case Studies

We’ve been recruiting candidates to the ideal role and supporting businesses to find and retain staff for over 20 years. We take pride in the way we operate and how we continue to deliver excellent results in a very competitive market. Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, we’re our client’s best kept secret. We consider ourselves the very best for each candidate and client we work alongside. We will never cut corners to get a faster result.

We have many happy clients passing through our doors every day who tell us that we provide quality results in a timely manner. Don’t take their word for it though – we’d love to solve your recruitment problems and make your life just that little bit easier as proof.

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