About Us

With specific industry experience across Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Electronics and Technology, Holt Engineering Recruitment are recognised leaders as Engineering and Manufacturing recruitment specialist across the UK. Our consultants have more than 20 years’ experience delivering both permanent and interim recruitment projects across our core sectors. Many of our consultants also have engineering experience, either having served apprenticeships or studied engineering and therefore have a unique understanding of the sector.

Working in an honest, open and ethical way is at the heart of everything that we do at Holt Engineering Recruitment. We strive to build trust with our clients so that they know they can rely on our service and know that when they give us a role to work on they will be kept informed at all stages of the recruitment process.

Here at Holt Engineering Recruitment, we have a proven track record when working with SME’s all the way up to FTSE 100 prestige organisations. We offer a consultative approach to providing bespoke recruitment solutions. We can tailor our recruitment processes to suit the specific needs of our clients, as well as the candidate.

What would I want from an agency?


A buzzword has never been so poignant. A Skillset is simply not enough. Gone are the days of agents keyword matching on Linkedin or other job boards. Effective consultancy cannot be achieved without an absolute understanding of a client’s brand, social climate, consumer goals and unique focus. This can only be achieved with a consultative approach, and we make every effort to gain this understanding.

In a world of options, a candidate’s key motivators need to be discovered and aligned with a client’s offering. The collective goal being the longevity of their retention.

Clever Resourcing or Fresh approach

An agency must step out of the usual realms of the recruitment sphere to ensure that they provide you with not only the obvious candidate market but using their unique skills to effectively identify, source and entice the very best talent from cross sectors.

Active or Passive?

The endless recruitment debate. A consultancy must appreciate and maximise both aspects of the candidate market. An effective recruitment solution sweeps all major and specific job sites to ensure they have a finger on all available candidates the second they come to market. Being a specialist agency immersed in the industry network is the only true way to connect with the passive candidates. Social media connections, relentless talent pooling, variable specific marketing and engaging interaction. All lead to precise and exciting candidate generation.

First impression and Brand

Professionalism, knowledge, passion and trust are what a consultancy must represent when going to market with your company. The brand is everything. A recruitment company is the first impression a candidate has of your company and the competencies of the companies you work with. A consultancy must be a brand ambassador that is transferring the profile of your company and its offerings to market.

Why we don’t lose staff and how this helps you

“It’s a fact that Happy Employees are up to 20% more productive”

Everyone offers account management and customer service but in an industry with a national staff turnover averaging of up to 43% per year, can they really provide it?

At the Holt Group of companies we have had under 5% staff turnover per year over the last 10 years, our consultants will be with you for the long term, truly understanding you and your business.

This is how we do it.

Working environment

State of the art industrial style office with an overwhelming theme of social interaction, from artificial grass, table tennis, pool tables to external speakers doing life talks.


It’s easy to motivate staff with money but financial gain is rarely the way to create long-term motivation. Culture, attitude, belonging and giving back are just some of the ways we motivate staff.

Our team is motivated and rewarded by the quality of service and candidate retention as well as successfully filling your roles.

With a policy of no hard-hitting KPI’s the consultants have the opportunity to provide true service to clients.

Rewarded with life experience as bonuses we ensure our consultants are feeling mentally stimulated and driven. We understand pats on the back and creating belonging is what’s really important.


Every company has charities they follow and donations they make but are they fully committed to giving back? Amongst the constant fundraising events and activities, we decided that that isn’t enough.

Our pledge is to give a percentage of every placement to a fund that we spend on changing our local community. Check out our charity page and our latest donations to Victoria School.