Working with Engineering Recruitment Agencies

Working
With Engineering Recruitment Agencies

When looking for a new
career opportunity many professional engineers will first of all
contact a specialist recruitment agency. But with so many agencies
about it can be difficult to choose the right agency or agencies to
work with. Some agencies will offer contract and permanent
recruitment services
, others such will specialise in permanent recruitment.

To decide with agencies
to work with job seekers should consider a number of factors such as:

Vacancies: 
Although agencies do not always advertise all their vacancies,
looking at their advertised positions can give an idea of the areas
they specialise in e.g. the job role, level of seniority,
geographical locations, salaries, types of companies.

Website:
What information do their websites contain? Do they outline the
services they can offer, how they work, the sectors they work in,
positions they recruit for etc. Does their website look professional?
Many people will form an impression of a company from the website

Consultants:
In many instances a candidate will work with one consultant so the
relationship will be very important. Is the consultant REC qualified?
How much experience do they have? Are they trustworthy, honest, do
they show an interest in their candidates and try to find out their
needs?

Company: As
in any industry there will be good and bad companies, the recruitment
industry is no different. Many agencies are members of the
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) or a similar reputable
trade organsisation. These companies will have to comply with set
standards and guidelines, other factors to consider include; how long
have they been trading, testimonials or reviews from candidates and
clients, how long have their consultants worked there?

Rise in Permanent Engineering Jobs

A recent report published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KMPG showed permanent placements by recruitment agencies was on the rise and at the highest rate since July 2009. Although there is no doubt unemployment in this country is still a major problem and official figures show unemployment has been increasing, there are at least some positive signs amongst all the doom and gloom.

The report also identified the Midlands region as the strongest performer for both permanent and temporary jobs with the Engineering, IT and Construction sectors seeing the highest demand. As a Midlands based recruitment agency specialising in permanent engineering recruitment, RJN Selection are in the perfect place to assist skilled and professional engineering job seekers, having built relationships with leading employers throughout the region and with access to the latest permanent job opportunities.

To view the vacancies are RJN Selection are currently recruiting for in the Midlands and throughout the UK keep checking our engineering vacancies page, regularly updated with the latest jobs. If you do not see anything suitable please feel free to contact us.

source REC

Engineering Vacancies July 2012

New engineering vacancies for July 2012 from engineering recruitment agency RJN Selection include;

Head of Mechanical Engineering – Warwickshire – £40k – £50k

Process Engineer – Staffordshire – £25k – £30k

Senior Rotordynamics Design Engineer – Warwickshire – £30k – £37k

Project Manager – Essex – £negotiable

For more information and how to apply please visit our vacancies page at http://rjnselection.co.uk/vacancies.html or call 01785 318426

Based in Stafford, RJN Selection is a specialist recruitment agency for engineering professionals. As an independent agency, established in 2007, we work with candidates and clients in the local area and throughout the UK recruiting for permanent positions including design, maintenance, manufacturing, quality, sales, applications, electronics and software.