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Before Jenrick, I worked for Thomas Cook as a Travel Advisor.  I really enjoyed my time there but my reasons for leaving were that I was looking for a brand new challenge allowing me to stretch my boundaries and progress in my career.

I heard about Jenrick in the paper and knew instantly that the role being advertisied was right up my street - on viewing the job spec it prompted me to visit the Jenrick website to find out more information about the company.  I was attracted to Jenrick with its fantastic reputation offering plenty of career opportunities.

So I applied immediately and two interviews later I got offered the job!

My first impressions of the company were really positive, the team here have been really welcoming and it's clear that the award-winning company provide a very friendly but professional and motivating working environment..

As Technical Consultant I specialise in helping the team with existing clients and candidates and helping all team members with day to day duties.

Outside of work, my favourite hobby is dancing. I've been doing ballet, tap and modern for about 10 years now - I love it. I also really enjoy playing rounders in the summer months.

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The Jenrick Group is regarded as one of the leading recruitment companies within the UK and is a four time "Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For".

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Julie Alton


Julie Alton

Managing Director

I know that it may sound cliché, but recruitment really is my passion. I have worked in Engineering Recruitment since 1993 and always strive to be known for providing quality recruitment solutions. In an industry where reputation is foremost, I have aimed to maintain a high-quality, honest-service approach throughout all of my roles.

In 2000 I was approached to join the Simon Holdings Group, with a view to extending their Technical Recruitment presence into the Midlands, thereby complementing the progress of their Jenrick Engineering brand in the South since 1967.

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Job Reference: BB/QE/Bham/45
Job Location: Halesowen
Job Type: Permanent

Are you an experienced Quality Engineer looking for a new challenge working for a leading automotive company based in Birmingham. As the Quality Engineer you will be looking at interval Quality, using the core skills and problem solving techniques on site. Offering a salary of £35K + Pension + Excellent benefits package If you are interested in this role, please ‘APPLY NOW’ As a Quality Engineer your role will...

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Machine Setter Maintainer

Job Reference: RH/HQ00054313/1
Job Location: London
Job Type: Permanent

We are recruiting for Machine Setters with Mechanical skills to carry out a critical role in the production process. This central London company has a long history in manufacturing and supply it's bespoke packaging to some the country's leading brands.       THE ROLE:  The successful candidates will become an important member of the production team. You will set up manufacturing machines in readiness to produce a varied...

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Design Engineer - Special Projects

Job Reference: LB/HQ000545111_5
Job Location: Milton Keynes
Job Type: Permanent

A pioneering design, development and manufacturing business in the Milton Keynes area who have been the ever present market leader since their inception over one hundred years ago are seeking to recruit a Design Engineer.    The Design Engineer will work within a team who strive to maintain the companies reputation of being synonymous with quality and high performance products.    The Design Engineer Role:    -...

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Maintenance Planner

Job Reference: SD00072
Job Location: Barrow upon Soar
Job Type: Permanent

A market leading heavy manufacturer is recruiting NOW for a Maintenance Planner to join their facility near Loughborough. We are offering an attractive salary of up to £30,000 plus excellent pension. You will be from an engineering administrative background or have come the engineering route and moved into a planning / scheduling role. You will be an individual who thrives in a busy manufacturing environment with a proven track record...

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Mechanical Fitter - Machine Build

Job Reference: LB/HQ00054635_1
Job Location: Yate
Job Type: Permanent

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Fitter to join our large UK Corporation. The mechanical fitter will be joining a friendly team based in the Yate area.                                 The Mechanical Fitter Role: - Working in a team of 5 or 6 engineers within the machine shop to Build...

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Technical Sales Engineer - Field based

Job Reference: LB/HQ00054634_1
Job Location: Yate
Job Type: Permanent

A new and exciting role has arisen within one of the UK’s leading manufacturing businesses for a Technical Sales Engineer.  Joining them initially on site  in Yate for the first six to eight months, the successful Technical Sales Engineer will spend time to understand the complex product and solutions they will be selling in to manufacturing sector.  This an excellent opportunity to develop youself in the area of Technical...

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Industry Insights

What came of 2018 and how has that effected the start of 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year, there were many factors such as Brexit - big political decisions that came with that and on top of that the media were forecasting a slowdown of UK GDP growth. All this gave the feeling of doom and gloom. Thankfully due to the great British resolve, for the most part, these factors were sidelined by businesses with the attitude of ‘We just need to get on with it, irrespective’. For us as a business it did really feel like business as usual, just with a side of caution.

The theme of 2018 overall was more stable, the seasonal peaks and troughs throughout the year weren’t as drastic as previous years. Businesses were keen to ensure they were ready for 2019, keeping us as a business on our toes all the way through the year and into 2019.

We experienced an increase in new clients who have come on board in 2018 through word of mouth recommendation, 30% up from 2017, and an increase in the availability of good quality candidates which led to more and quicker placements than 2017. Whilst the Engineering market place is still very candidate driven, there has been a pleasing amount of new moves gained through companies progressing their teams and requiring additional team members to back fill the positions.

We saw businesses investing in stability in the immediate future. That meant finding the best talent on the market to continue providing an excellent service to their customers while also ensuring a solid staffing foundation to weather any storms that may come.

We’ve seen a huge increase in permanent and contract roles available over the last 12 months, with no sign of this slowing since the start of this year. With good quality candidates looking to make their next career move early on, this has led to 2019 starting off with all hands on deck. So much so we plan to increase our own internal staff levels to keep up with the demand enabling us to ensure we are able to continue to provide the excellent customer service that Jenrick are known for, and clients are used to receiving.

The first few months of any year are a good indication of what to expect from the rest, and therefore we expect the market to remain cautious but to also be focused on the core needs of businesses and shorten the time of current vacant roles.

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01283 548121 or derby@jenrick.co.uk | 01788 824555 or crick@jenrick.co.uk

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Jenrick Engineering have moved offices!

Jenrick Engineering Burton have enjoyed an extremely busy start to the year – with the amount of available jobs up by  23%, and an increase of new clients up by 10% for the same period of 2017. Due to an increase of investment in various sectors within engineering and manufacturing, businesses are recruiting more people to help cover the demand of the increased number of contracts that have been on the rise in the last 18 months. As Jenrick Engineering are the go to recruitment agent for a lot of the UK’s largest engineering and manufacturing businesses, the need to recruit more staff internally has led for the need for larger offices. From 1 July 2018 Jenrick Engineering have moved offices from 190 Horninglow Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1NG to their new offices: Badger Farm, Willow Pit Lane, Hilton, Derby, DE65 5FN. The new offices boast 2,000 sq. ft. of open plan space with purpose built interviewing and conference facilities offering clients a confidential space to conduct off site interviews at no cost.


The extra space and open plan layout will enhance our internal communication and knowledge on available roles and candidates which increases the speed to which we can respond to vacancies, and will allow for Jenrick Engineering to further recruit internal staff to enhance the excellent service provided to a range of clients within the engineering, food and drink and manufacturing sectors. It will also allow Jenrick Engineering to support new sectors and industries that are currently experiencing a high demand for highly skilled permanent, interim personnel and contractors.


To find out more on how Jenrick Engineering can help you with all your recruitment needs please contact Julie Alton, Managing Director here:


T 01283 548121


E julie.alton@jenrickengineering.co.uk


Or come in and visit our new office here:


Badger Farm, Willow Pit Lane, Hilton, Derby, DE65 5FN

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