Engineering recruiter celebrates 10 year partnership success


A leading manufacturing and engineering recruitment consultancy is celebrating a 10 year association with one of the UK’s major manufacturing success stories.

Stratford-upon-Avon based Consilium Recruit was appointed by the Manufacturing Technology Centre in 2011. Since then Consilium has partnered the MTC in its drive for growth, recruiting more than 700 highly-skilled and talented engineers and technicians for its world-class facility in Coventry plus satellite operations in Oxfordshire and Liverpool.

Now Consilium is continuing its high level recruitment campaign for the MTC, boasting a division dedicated to scouring the UK and overseas for the best talent including highly skilled engineers, managers and advanced manufacturing technicians.

Many of the company’s efforts are focussed on the most up-to-date engineering skills including robotics, artificial intelligence, data science, design for assembly and advanced manufacturing project management.

Consilium director Adrian Elwell said the company had achieved consistently successful outcomes and recruited some of the most skilled people in the sector.

“The MTC has had a highly demanding growth schedule which has required us to fill some of the most challenging positions. We have recruited a wide spread of engineering talent with the advanced skill-sets required for the engineering and manufacturing technologies of tomorrow,” he said.

“We are also recruiting engineers for other manufacturing organisations in the UK, to fill the jobs of the future. Many of these are associated with advanced technology, materials, and engineering processes across a range of industry sectors including aerospace, automotive, marine, construction and low carbon technology.

The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions. Founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd., and with more than 100 industrial members including some of the UK’s major global manufacturers, the MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

The MTC’s HR director Vicki Sanderson said, “At the MTC we pride ourselves on employing the very best international engineering and manufacturing talent to work on our many projects. Consilium has, over the last 10 years, helped us in this endeavour. The MTC continues to offer world-class facilities, flexibility and supportive, family-friendly policies to attract the finest talent available.”

Consilium Recruit – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year – was formed in 2001 by a group of engineering and manufacturing professionals. The company has placed industry talent into some of the world’s most innovative engineering businesses, with a particular reputation for partnering advanced technology and high-growth organisations.

Headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon, the firm has been voted the UK’s Best Recruitment Company to Work for by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, and also recognised nationally as a top 10 employer by the prestigious Great Places to Work Institute.

Pictured: MTC HR director Vicki Sanderson with Consilium director Adrian Elwell at the MTC