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After completing a college course in Business Studies I went into Event Management for almost three very enjoyable and challenging years. I then decided to take a career break and travel for a year, mostly around the Far East and Australia.

I came back feeling re-energised, and after short-term jobs working in Health Clubs (my out of work passion), I had the opportunity to join Jenrick Engineering.

So, in June 2005 I embarked upon my career in Technical Engineering Recruitment and have never looked back. It feels like each day I am learning something new, but that's what makes the environment so enjoyable - each day is a new challenge. The company ethos here is excellent and there is a real appreciation for hard work whilst maintaining a strong work/life balance.

During my time at Jenrick I have created some excellent working relationships with clients across a number of markets from FMCG Food to Automated plants. Recruiting a variety of contract and permanent roles, from Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance through to senior level positions such as Chief Engineer & Engineering Management.

My greatest achievements so far have been working closely with Coors, Walkers (Pepsico), Samworth Group, Tulip Foods, Florette, Holland & Barrett and Vanderlande.

Our ethos is that if we cannot save a client time and money, which we are convinced we can; then we aren't doing our job properly.

My costume, well, as I previously mentioned, I spend a lot of time at health clubs as I am passionate about keeping fit, I go to the gym every night after work.

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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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Electrically biased Maintenance Engineer

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We  have an excellent opportunity for an Electrically Biased, multi-skilled Engineer to join a leading product manufacturer based around the Corby area.   This is a DAY SHIFT ONLY role working Mon- Fri 08.00 - 16.30Your key responsibilities will be:-    - To provide Electrical and Mechanical support to production ensuring optimum performance of all automation machinery. (i.e. Injection machinery, CNC and CMM Machinery).- You...

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Contract Maintenance Engineer

Job Reference: Scunthorpe
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A leading Food manufacturer is recruiting for a Contract Electrical Maintenance Engineer to work a 4 on 4 off shift (days/nights) at their facility in Scunthorpe and offering an hourly rate of £30ph Ltd days/ NightsThe Contract Maintenance Engineer will have a time served fully indentured apprenticeship or equivalent and ideally have experience working within a food or FMCG environment  Company Overview This opportunity for a...

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Systems Engineering Product Specialist

Job Reference: LB/HQ00055438
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An excellent opportunity to join one of the world's most successful manufacturing businesses has arisen within a new division of the larger corporation on a contract basis. You will join a young but established new division and can be a part of the continued growth as a contractor on an initial Six Month period with the opportunity for extension.  Continued expansion and exceptional quantity of work calls for an experienced Systems...

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Quality Assurance Technician

Job Reference: RH/HQ00055004/2
Job Location: Beenham
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We have a vacancy for Quality Assurance Technician to work for a Manufacturer of construction-based products. This is an opportunity to work for a leading supplier to the industry. You may not have a quality assurance background but candidates with “Heavy Industry” manufacturing experience would be offered training and development for the role     JOB SUMMARY     Ensuring products meets specification and...

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Maintenance Engineer

Job Reference: BB/Burton/contract
Job Location: Burton upon Trent
Job Type: Permanent

This well established, successful company are looking for an experienced Maintenance Engineer to join their thriving business. Working from their Burton-on-Trent manufacturing facility, you will be responsible for responding to critical breakdowns within a high pressure food process environmentThis is a contract role to start immediately - 8 hour shifts! THE COMPANY - A multi-national, privately business - A key supplier to some of the most...

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Maintenance Engineer - Manufacturing

Job Reference: LB/HQ00054586_1-9
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A Global, Market leading manufacturing company with an emphasis on innovation  and a proven history of success over the seventy years since their inception is actively seeking to recruit a Maintenance Engineer! The successful maintenance Engineer will join a dynamic and proactive team within this fantastic business on a permanent basis with a good opportunity to train and further develop their skill and certification level.   The...

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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.

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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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