Industrial Recruitment Services

Search Industrial has been key to the success of Search Consultancy since our launch in 1987. We provide permanent and temporary recruitment solutions for this fast moving and dynamic sector.

Our client portfolio includes some of the UK's largest employers in the industrial business sector, where major fluctuations in staffing requirements are common.

Key to our success is our people. We have an experienced and dedicated team of specialist consultants who have established themselves in the marketplace for high quality and outstanding success.

As the UK’s leading industrial recruitment agency, Search has an unparalleled geographical reach with offices across the UK in BrightonCrawleyDundee, DunfermlineGlasgow, Inverness,  Leeds,  Leicester,  Liverpool,  Manchester and Sheffield. We also recruit in areas out with these main cities and place candidates internationally so whatever your industrial recruitment requirements, Search can help.

We recruit for:

  • Packers
  • Forklift Drivers
  • Quality Inspectors
  • Machine Operatives
  • Production Operators
  • Assembly Workers
  • Warehousing Operatives
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Warehouse Shift Leaders
  • Stock Controllers
  • Order Pickers / packers
  • Production Operatives
  • Bottling Hall Operatives
  • Quality Control
  • Forklift Truck Drivers
  • Parcel Sorters
  • Cleaners: stadia, sparkle, deep clean and office cleaning
  • Recycling Operatives

Sectors we support include:

  • Warehousing & distribution
  • Food & drink
  • Public sector
  • Freight forward
  • Electronics
  • Fresh food production
  • Utilities, facilities and manufacturing

Warehouse operatives

As the leading UK industrial recruitment agency, we understand that good warehouse operative candidates are essential to the industry. We only recruit warehouse operatives who have a good level of fitness, good teamwork skills, have the ability to work quickly, complete paperwork and count stock items. We also require our warehouse operatives to have basic computer skills and an understanding of health and safety regulations. If you need to hire warehouse operatives for your business we can source you staff who are honest, reliable and possess a willingness to work on a flexible basis.

Forklift drivers

We know how important recruiting forklift drivers are for warehouses and industrial sites. We can source forklift truck operators who have experience in loading and unloading goods deliveries and moving them to and from storage areas in a warehouse or depot. All of our forklift candidates can complete physical tasks quickly and accurately, and can judge measurements such as weights. Our network of recruitment offices allows us to quickly source candidates in Manchester, Liverpool, Dundee and Glasgow, among other locations.

Machine operatives

Machine operators, also known as machinists or tool and die makers, work with heavy machinery from setup to operation. At Search our industrial recruitment agency consultants specialise in recruiting these essential industrial workers. 

We recognise that machine operators might work with computer-controlled equipment or more mechanically based machines to make sure they are set up properly, working efficiently and producing quality products. Machine operators make sure their machines are working at full capacity, are stocked with needed materials, well maintained and perform periodic checks on output. Therefore, our industrial recruitment agencies recognise that the machine operatives we provide to our clients need to source these qualities and preferably possess experience in this area.

Production operatives and assembly workers

We have a number of production operatives and assembly workers (also known as a process operative or factory worker) on our books and can provide candidates at short notice if required. We recognise that hires have to possess practical skills and can work quickly and accurately.

Stock Controllers

A critical role within any factory, manufacturing or industrial setting, we can recruit experienced stock controllers which will help you manage your company’s inventory. We ensure that all of our stock controller candidates have strong numeracy skills and are efficient. If you require stock controllers for your organisation we can tap into our extensive database of stock controller specialists through the UK from Dundee to Crawley.


No leading industrial recruitment agency would be complete without a workforce of ready and available cleaners. At Search, we pride ourselves on being able to source the most flexible and committed cleaners who are willing to work in a variety of environments. Cleaners we recruit include stadia cleaners, sparkle cleaners, deep clean operatives and office cleaning specialists. Whatever your requirements, we can provide suitable candidates.

Shift leaders and managers

Within any industrial workforce it’s crucial that you have managers and leaders in place to ensure that the team works as effectively and efficiently as possible. Search recruits at all levels and we have various managerial candidates within our database who are committed to working in an industrial role.

Quality inspector

Another crucial role within the industrial arena is that of quality inspector. Quality control inspectors make sure that everything from raw materials to finished products meet the highest quality and safety standards specified in the purchasing documentation. Therefore, when recruiting for quality inspectors, Search ensures that all of our candidates possess the skills required to carry out these duties.

Recruitment consultancy services we offer for the Industrial industry across our offices in CrawleyDundee, DunfermlineGlasgowLeeds,  Leicester,  Liverpool and Manchester and include:

  • Temporary staffing
  • Permanent placement
  • Volume recruitment
  • Project support
  • Campaign planning
  • Employer branding
  • Recruitment & CV training
  • Candidate attraction
  • Assessment centre design & facilitation
  • Selection process design
  • On-boarding
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Random drug and alcohol testing
  • Skills testing
  • Offer management
  • Labour market intelligence
  • Salary & benefits benchmarking
  • Interview & meeting facilities
  • Manual handling training
  • A full range of consultancy services

If you’re looking for a specialist industrial recruitment agency which has a large UK wide network and covers a vast range of locations then contact Search today. We’d be delighted to discuss any recruitment requirements that your organisation has. 

We look forward to working with you.