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Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Manufacturing remains an important part of the UK economy and is currently the third largest sector in terms of UK GDP*. Spread across a diverse range of market sectors and industrial processes, the sector built the countries industrial heritage and continues to demand highly skilled engineers and other professionals to meet and exceed global competition and demand.

Manufacturing contributes around 11% of GVA and 54% of exports to the UK economy and employs some 2.6 million people providing around 8.5% of the total UK employment nationwide. We are the 11th largest manufacturing industry in the world, contributing £6.7 trillion to the global economy.

The Manufacturer confirms that in the first half of 2014, the UK-based car industry had its best year in new car sales in the last 9 years. 1.28 million new cars were sold during the period, a rise of 10% compared to the same period in 2013., while the chemical and pharmaceutical industries add £20m per day to the UK balance of trade. Underpinning these important statistics is an average annual productivity increase of 3.6% – two and a half times greater than the UK economy as a whole.


Our Manufacturing recruitment expertise extends to the following niches: 

  • Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Electrical / Electronic  Manufacturing
  • Food and Beverage
  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Automotive
  • Petrochemical
  • Aerospace / Defence / Military
  • Telecommunications
  • High Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemicals


To give full coverage of roles, we work in specific vertical markets with expertise in every area. Our manufacturing teams recruit skilled Technicians and Engineers through to Senior Management level positions, offering both Permanent, Contract and Interim opportunities for candidates and providing specialist talent matching and recruitment services for clients companies.  

Our client base ranges from small venture capital led start up technology companies, privately and publicly owned SMEs to large international multi-site blue chip manufacturing organisations.


We operate internationally and recruit Technicians, Engineers and Managers in the following skills sets:

  • Welding Engineers
  • CNC Programmers
  • Maintenance / Works Engineers
  • Electronics Testing
  • Supplier Quality / Supplier Development
  • Project Engineers / Programme  Managers
  • Lean Manufacturing/ Six Sigma/ Continuous Improvement
  • Operations Managers / Directors
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Tooling Engineers
  • CAD – CAM Engineers
  • Maintenance / Works Managers
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Quality Engineers / Managers
  • Production / Manufacturing Engineers
  • Business Improvement Engineers / Managers
  • Engineering Managers / Directors


Candidates who are interested in career opportunities within the Manufacturing industry can register with us or apply online for any of the advertised vacancies.


Contact our Manufacturing & Supply Chain experts here.




Technical Network Recruitment Ltd:
117 Hagley Road
Birmingham B16 8LB
Tel: +44 (0)121 450 5020
Fax: +44 (0)121 450 5021

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