The UK’s manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade due to globalisation in general and the rise of low-cost economies in particular. Today’s manufacturing and engineering sector is characterised, on the one hand by large groups that are looking for international talent to run their global businesses, and on the other national/regional manufacturing businesses/subsidiaries that prosper based on their engineering knowledge and final assembly production for “local” markets.

Direct Recruitment is well placed to serve the needs of these companies, with dedicated executive search specialists across a range of manufacturing and engineering sectors, including:

Automotive

The automotive industry remains a pivotal part of the UK manufacturing sector. Despite a trend of migration to low cost manufacturing regions, altogether seven global automotive companies manufacture cars in the UK, together with a number of truck, van and bus companies and many of the world’s major component manufacturers.

Building Products

The building products sector is one of the most significant in terms of its contribution to the UK economy. It covers such diverse product groups as bricks and clay, lighting equipment, plumbing materials, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and sanitaryware.

Electronics & Precision Engineering

The Electronics and Precision Engineering sectors remain strong in the UK. Whilst high volume commodity manufacturing and sourcing is routinely redeployed to the low cost regions of the world, the UK enjoys a sound reputation for innovation, quality and technical excellence.

Process & Chemical Industries

The Process and Chemical Industries remain strong in the UK. Whilst high volume commodity manufacturing and sourcing is routinely redeployed to the low cost regions of the world, the UK enjoys a sound reputation for innovation, quality and technical excellence.

Direct Recruitment is experienced in working with the manufacturing and engineering sector. As a leading executive search company specialising in executive search and selection and executive recruitment, we offer a professional executive jobs finding service for the engineering sector. Working closely with our clients we have a wealth of knowledge, experience and executive recruitment skills in the manufacturing and engineering sector.