Since 1997 we have placed in excess of 6,500 candidates (and counting) into new Engineering roles across The UK.

From our head 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 Engineers.

First Base has recruited for engineering and manufacturing companies across the UK 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 Nationwide, 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, Machinists, Welding Engineers, Quality Managers, Mechanical Fitters and Toolmakers.

First for Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

From our head 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 Engineers.

  • Maintenance Engineers
  • CNC / Manual Machinists
  • Mechanical / Electrical fitters
  • Technical Buyers
  • Manufacturing / Production Engineers
  • Project Engineers / Managers
  • Quality Engineers / Inspectors
  • Production Planners
  • Welders / Fabricators
  • Assembly and Test Technicians

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The whole team is a pleasure to work with and First Base is the First Place that I will continue to go to for all of my recruitment needs!
Client
First Base takes the time to fully understand your business as well as the job role and have provided us with some really good quality candidates, many of which we have successfully recruited.
Client
I had a great experience with First Base. They secured me a fantastic role and were extremely proactive, keeping me informed the whole way through the process. Thank you First Base!
Candidate
Having just finished a contract, I dutifully sent my CV off to a few agencies for work having perused their websites and what vacancies they represented. A good gut feeling made me call First Base, not just for work but for some career guidance and advice. From the first point of contact with the member of staff who answered the phone they positively directed me to the right person I needed to talk to .... The next working day I was in for an interview and within a few days out to a major client of theirs for an interview as they had the foresight of seeing me fit in well within the organisation. I proudly have a job offer with this company which I have accepted. There are a lot of Employment Agencies presented on social media but nothing replaces the chance of a face to face meeting with a professional. I absolutely recommend First Base Employment.
Candidate
I have nothing but praise for the way I have been handled over the last eight months or so. You didn't really know me but sent me out as a temporary receptionist. The trust you had in me is entirely appreciated and has led to further work with other companies. You people at first base have changed my life and I could not be more thankful. You are top of the list for recommendations, keep up the great work. Highest regards.
Candidate
I found myself struggling in the current job market and was desperate to earn some money. I called First Base and an interview was arranged at the earliest opportunity. They were very warm and friendly, and was quick to deduce my professional strengths from my CV and from our overall discussion. First Base are really fast to locate work, and I felt very supported throughout the process as they found for me. I was kept up to date and the company I worked for, and they were always there if I needed them. I'd highly recommend the agency to anybody struggling to find work, or simply in need of some quick cash. The process is quick and a great confidence boost.
Candidate
We've been working with First Base for the last 15 years. They have always been a great help as and when we need someone. They know our requirements well, and this ability gives us confidence on who they provide, short term or long term. Thank you.
Client
Lovely kid, speaks to everyone and stayed on to until 5pm to meet the lads he’ll be working with on the late shift. One of the lads on that shift just said ‘best one we’ve had yet’, and they are not an easy lot to make happy!
Client
I have no hesitation in recommending First Base. Over the years that I have worked with them they have consistently met and surpassed all my requests on every occasion. First Base are a thoroughly professional company.
Client
As I said on the phone, I cannot stress enough how pleasurable an experience it has been to deal with First Base. You have been incredibly helpful, patient and professional throughout and have taken the stress out of job hunting! Please thank all involved and I hope that you continue in your excellent work.
Candidate
Having started a new partnership with Firstbase last year, I have to say, I find their approach in business completely refreshing! They have a way of connecting with people, showing genuine empathy and really gets to understand their client’s needs. Their determination and focus to offer a professional service has seen First Base Employment excel over the years. I wish them all the success for the future - keep it up!
Client
An excellent example of care and support, I strongly recommend First Base for selective employment, the staff are friendly and will support you in your journey, I strongly recommend First Base Employment agency, first class.
Client
I would like to thank you and all staff for your help, cooperation and assistance. You have all been so kind and so very efficient. It's easy to see why you are so successful.
Candidate
Just wanted to send it over by email but it is a shame that i wont be about in the area for work after February, as work agencies go I've been to a lot since being here and First Base is by far one of the best I've been to. Always plenty of jobs going and never out of work for less than a few days, really is a shame I wont be in Stroud because I won't be working with First Base if it can be passed on as well i want to thank you for helping me out as well with work as well as yourself, its a fantastic job you have all helped out and I think everyone that works there are really great at what they do.
Candidate
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