Sectors



Engineering & Technical

Engineering recruitment features heavily in the Astra service. With it being such a diverse field, we have committed several specialist consultants to take care of all our engineering jobs. This broad industry spectrum means we cater for clients and candidates with a mechanical, civil, electrical, marine and biomedical engineering background.

A diverse expertise within engineering recruitment gives us the scope to explore various areas, tap into an assortment of disciplines and adjust accordingly to industry change and innovation. Although we procure for all engineering jobs, our core skills lie within technical, biomedical and mechanical engineering. So if you are seeking a role within any of these sectors or your business revolves around any of these, then Astra Recruitment can act as the perfect partner to achieve your goals.

Typical vacancies span from entry level engineering jobs all the way up to engineering manager jobs. Our astute expertise at every hierarchical level allows us to connect with engineers from all backgrounds, who can often have different aspirations and levels of experience. In the past we have worked with the likes of Kawasaki Precision Machinery, Burts Chips and TBSGB, meaning we are well rehearsed with sourcing, screening and placing high quality candidates, and have every confidence in yielding results for our client partners.

Candidates: If you are hot in pursuit of your next engineering career move or you’re a graduate looking to get your foot in the door, Astra want to hear from you!

Clients: If your business is constantly on the hunt for talented engineers, be it mechanical or biomedical, please get in touch because our approach will guarantee results.



Neil's Profile

Name: Neil Roberts

Position: Manager

Sector: IT

Time In Recruitment: 6 Years

Why should Neil represent you?
Neil is one of Astra Recruitment’s top performers. His skills at building long-term partnerships with his clients as well as truly understanding his candidate’s credentials and aspirations, is a real determining factor for his success. So much so, Neil was promoted to Reporting Manager at the end of 2016.

Like others in the Astra team, Neil has a true appreciation for the sector he works in and enjoys the ever-changing world of IT. His typical roles within Automotive, Electronics and IT; includes Software Developers, Design Engineers and Senior Management.

5 specialities/core recruitment skills.
Sourcing candidates. Business development. Servicing clients. Building long-term relationships. Actual interest in technology.
Clients Neil has worked with.
Chess Dynamics, Ashridge Engineering, Seich, City Bus, Eclipse.
Q&A

For you, what makes Astra unique?
Nice working environment, friendly company and freedom to expand my desk.

What’s the best thing about being in recruitment?
Enjoy finding work for people who are unemployed and struggling to get back into work.

If there was one thing you could change about recruitment, what would it be?
People’s perception of Recruitment Agencies.

Recruitment is supposed to be the most stressful job on the market – how do you deal
with this stress?

Keep things simple and try not to overcomplicate. Outside of work my wife, dog and Land Rover helps me to de-stress.

What we may not know…
Qualified Barber.

Disability Confident Committed

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