Utilities Recruitment Agency
First Recruitment Group are a specialist Utilities recruitment agency working with gas, electricity and water clients to fill a variety of vacancies for over 20 years.
We work nationally and internationally using our experience and candidate attraction techniques to find the best talent for both temporary and permanent roles across design, engineering, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, transmission, distribution and construction areas.
By using a flexible and tailored approach, and importantly delivering results, we have built up a strong reputation that is trusted and respected.
Areas we work in
The Utilities disciplines we cover include:
- Project managers
- Mains layers
- Site agents
- Leakage technicians
- Meter installations and readers
- Mains rehabilitation
- Design & site
- Network service technicians
- Data analysts
We can also help fill more back office roles such as marketing, HR, finance, sales, business development and admin, through our specialist commercial division.
How we can help you
Our services include everything from search and selection, interviewing and feedback, right through to offer and pre-screening checks to ensure compliance. Your dedicated Account Manager will make the process as smooth as possible with excellent communication throughout on progress.
Dedicated compliance and payroll team
We know just how important it is to make sure candidates are safe and competent which is why we undertake in-depth pre-screening, checking rights to work, ID’s, references, qualifications, clearances and insurances as required. We also have over 1000 live contractors across the globe who we assist via our Contractor Care Team who are also on hand to assist with any queries candidates have and to ensure their experience with First is of the highest standard.
If you're not looking for Utilities Recruitment, then check out our Energy Recruitment services.
If you are looking for a Utilities recruitment agency to help you with your next recruitment requirement call us to discuss on +44 1925 907000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Their knowledge of the industry, our organisation and candidates is one of the leaders in the market. They have always been able to supply us with the right calibre of engineering candidate no matter what the discipline or regional location is.
"First Recruitment Group’s service delivery has always been to a high standard and the customer service provided by the team has ensured that First Recruitment Group will remain a preferred supplier of engineering personnel to WorleyParsons on our future engineering projects."
"In my dealings with First I have found them to be responsive, knowledgeable, quality-focused and engaging in their approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of First Recruitment Group to any prospective customers."
Global Engineering Consultancy
"We have a good working relationship with First Recruitment and they always put every effort in to filling our positions whether it's on a permanent or contract basis. First have an honest and open approach to recruitment and their clients which is refreshing. First offer an excellent payroll service which compliments their overall delivery service to MWH Treatment."
“As the biggest services supplier to the nuclear industry our demand for personnel is significant, when I have an urgent requirement I know I can rely on First Recruitment to rise to the challenge.
“As a preferred supplier for temporary labour and a fundamental part of our permanent recruitment process we get the right people at the right time. Whether its highly technical/specialist resources or back office support personnel the approach is to the same high standard.”
Veolia Nuclear Solutions
"It’s great to work with a recruitment agency we trust. The team at First Recruitment Group are friendly and straight talking and they continue to provide an excellent service. We’re proud to still be working with them after 20 years."
Simon Carves Engineering Ltd
“There is nothing negative about the service that we’ve received from First. Without fail they have produced positive feedback. The fact that they have placed a diverse range of skills from PA's to Engineers, just goes to show that they have the core skills, intelligence, and initiative that make them great recruiters, and preferred partners.”
"I have had the pleasure of working with First Recruitment Group over recent years and we have formed a great working relationship. Their understanding of our exacting requirements is outstanding.
"The First team are highly experienced and knowledgeable across the recruitment spectrum and operate in the manner you would expect of a professional outfit of their stature. Their attention to detail and approach is faultless and their commitment and drive has helped our business with unique, complex and difficult recruitment requirements.
"Sarah, our Account Manager, is an incisive thinker as well as hardworking, diligent and reliable and has an extremely helpful and flexible approach to her work. This reflects in her team and with their ability to communicate at all levels in an honest and trusted consultative manner and gives us great faith in their ability to identify candidates who can help us to drive forward and achieve our business goals.
"I have no hesitation in recommending First as a recruitment partner and feel they would be worthy of selection for any engineering or manufacturing business looking for an intelligent and innovative solution."
“I have worked with First Recruitment Group as my partner of choice across a number of large and challenging Oil & Gas projects internationally over recent years.
“First are a high performing business who are built on credibility, honesty, expertise.
“As we push the frontiers of projects and move in to more and more challenging and locations, First will continue to be my partner of choice to help us deliver our projects with confidence.”
“We have required a number of Quality Assurance/Quality Control candidates within the Nuclear Industry. Since early 2016 First Recruitment Group have provided a number of QA/QC professionals in locations across the UK.
“We have been very pleased with both the quality of supply and the customer service demonstrated and will continue to use their professional services in the future.”