Manchester Recruitment Agency

At GPW Recruitment we specialise in sourcing high-quality, carefully selected employees for your business.

If you’re looking for one of the best engineering recruitment agencies in Manchester, then we’re your solution. With almost 50 years’ experience recruiting only the best engineers, we’re confident that we can provide your business with your perfect match, especially when it comes to the complex engineering sector.

Looking to recruit engineers in Manchester?

Manchester has a long-running history of all things manufacturing and engineering. So, it’s no surprise that a great emphasis is placed upon your sector by a myriad of mechanical engineering companies located in the wider city.

Being somewhat famous for its influence in the manufacturing world, Manchester has been developing and improving its engineering innovations since the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s. The people of Manchester still hold pride in the developments their city has made (and rightly so). This is shown in the number of students choosing to enrol on engineering-based courses at local universities each year and engineering professionals relocating to the Manchester area from across the globe.

But when it comes to hiring new talent in today’s constantly changing recruitment landscape, finding the perfect candidate to meet your job description can be quite challenging. Especially when it comes to the ever-evolving engineering sector, even in a city at the forefront of the industry.

That’s where GPW Recruitment come into the picture.

Whether you’re looking to hire a fresh graduate or a seasoned professional with managerial experience, our tried and tested recruitment methods are proven to work efficiently. Tapping into our in-depth knowledge of the sector, we make sure to source and shortlist only the most appropriate candidates according to your individual role specifications.

And with over 400 years’ experience under one roof, you can rely on our dedicated team to do all the recruitment legwork for you. Providing you with the perfect candidate whilst you continue to focus your time on enhancing your current product line and developing new ideas for your valued customers.

We take pride in matching your business with your ideal employees, proven by our excellent reputation as a highly regarded engineering recruitment agency in Manchester. So, you can be sure your new employee will fit seamlessly into your business, sharing your company values.

Looking for an engineering role in Manchester?

Make the most of our strong relationships with specialist manufacturing and engineering businesses across the Manchester region to find the perfect role for you.

Candidates have been coming to us to help find them a new engineering role for almost five decades, they trust us to get the job done because of our impressive track record.

We won’t just show you any engineering job.

We’ll get to know you, your background and experience and what you want from your next move and will only present you with the most relevant opportunities.

So, no matter what stage of your career you’re at, be sure to browse our jobs board to look for current engineering jobs in Manchester. You can filter your results to find exactly what you need, meaning you don’t have to waste time trawling through multiple job sites.

Or you can look at some of our engineering vacancies using the slider below. Our team regularly update this feature, so you can be sure to always have easy access to the latest, most exciting engineering jobs in Manchester .

Alternatively, you can visit our Manufacturing and Engineering Division webpage for more details.

Whether you’ve got extensive experience in the sector and are looking for your next challenge or are an eager recent graduate ready to bring your new, innovative and exciting ideas to the table, it can be tricky to pin down your experiences to ensure you meet job briefs.

Ultimately, most employers will be looking for an honest, committed worker who has the following:

  • An engineering qualification in a relevant discipline for the role
  • Experience in installing and/or using associated equipment
  • Problem-solving, self-motivation, and data management skills
  • Belief in their company morals and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle workloads effectively

New to the industry? Contact us about engineering apprenticeships and entry-level engineering jobs to help you get your foot on the ladder. You can also make the most of our useful CV and cover letter advice to ensure you stand out from the crowd when it comes to launching your career.

Get in touch

For further information about the engineering jobs, or finding your ideal candidate, get in touch with our engineering recruitment agency in Manchester by phoning us on 01744 454 300. You can also email us at or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Not sure the manufacturing and engineering sector is for you? From medical manufacturing to automotives, aerospace to defence, we can match any company and candidate with an appropriate position.

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These are just some of the sectors we cover:

  • Assembly

  • Automation

  • Construction

  • Design

  • Fabrication

  • Fitting

  • HVAC

  • Machining

  • Maintenance

  • Management

  • Manufacturing

  • Production

  • Programming

  • Quality Control

  • Welding

If you would like to enquire about Manufacturing & Engineering, please get in touch with our team today.

Manufacturing & Engineering Career FAQs

Which skills should I have on my CV for engineering jobs in Manchester?

There are many different skills required for engineering work, but the specific qualities an employer is looking for will depend on the job role. These are some terms that you can apply to your CV:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Research, planning, and project management
  • High capacity for detail and organisation
  • Teamwork and effective communication
  • Mathematics, data analysis, and computer science
  • Resourcefulness and adaptability
  • Leadership and commitment

Anyone can throw some buzzwords on a CV, but to really make yourself stand out as a candidate, you’ll need to explain how you’ve displayed these qualities in your past experience, and how you would apply these transferable skills to the job you’re applying for (sometimes in a cover letter).

As long as you can prove an aptitude for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through education, experience, or both, you should be set. All you need after that is to show why you’d be a valuable member of the employer’s team and what it would be like to work with you.

What engineering careers are there in Manchester?

Just like engineering job opportunities throughout the UK, or indeed across the globe, there are countless careers available to up-and-coming engineers (or established engineers who fancy a career change). These are some of the most popular career sectors amongst engineering graduates:

  • Construction and surveying
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Electromechanical technology
  • Energy and utilities
  • Health and safety
  • Higher education
  • Information and communication
  • Scientific research and development
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Wholesale trade

You could be a cartographer, an architect, a geologist, or a nuclear scientist – whichever specific area of engineering you’re interested in, you’re sure to find a job that aligns with your requirements (and the employer’s). Even if you end up working in finance or IT, you’ll be making a valuable difference.

Which questions can I expect at an engineering job interview in Manchester?

Any interviewer is aiming to test the candidate’s professional and personal capabilities to find out whether they match the job requirements. They’ll ask a mix of general questions and engineering questions to better understand what you can offer them as an employee, such as:

  • What do you like about engineering?
  • What’s the biggest engineering challenge you’ve faced?
  • Which achievement are you most proud of as an engineer?
  • Was there a time that you failed, and what did you do about it?
  • Describe a time that you demonstrated leadership abilities?
  • Can you deal with challenging situations and meet strict timelines?
  • How would you handle a critical client?
  • How do you encourage communication and motivate others?
  • Why are you interested in our business, and where do you intend to be in 5 years?

It’s likely that the employer will want you to demonstrate your skills right there and then, and will set a task to complete or problem to solve during the interview. They’ll also want to know about things like your work-life philosophy, payment expectations, and why you left your old job.