Manufacturing in the UK employs 2.7 million employees contributing to 10% of GVA, 45% of UK exports and 68% of Business R&D. A workforce this size needs a recruiter who understands the different types of roles and skills required, and as a recruiter we cover all manner of vacancies ranging from Technical and Project and Manufacturing Specialists through to Blue Collar Engineers, Skilled Technicians and trades people through to General Operative and Business Support.

Our UK-wide knowledge is a key advantage enabling us to rapidly source and screen the best candidates available in the market for our clients that range from SMEs and sub-contractors through to multinational blue chips.

Oil & Gas  

With increasing environmental concerns, and a demand for responsible extraction of fossil fuels, oil and gas engineering roles are becoming more varied and the competition for talent continues to increase. E3R has experience working the upstream and downstream sectors working with a number of leading operating companies, contracting companies and consultancies both within the UK and overseas.

For every stage of the process, from conception to delivery, including FEED, detailed design, EPC, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance functions – E3R has experience and can provide recruitment solutions.

Automotive & Fleet  

In 2016 1.72m cars were made in the UK, with 1.35m exported to 16 countries which buy UK made cars, making it a truly global market place. Over 814,000 jobs are supported by the automotive sector. Innovation, reliability, cost effectiveness, and performance are at the forefront of the industry and we have developed a proven recruitment process which has gained us an excellent reputation for delivering recruitment solutions in line with these requirements. Our dedicated automotive team have a thorough understanding of TS16949 and come with a proven track record of sourcing and placing talented individuals in to a wide range of senior engineering and management roles within the industry.

E3R has extensive experience in the fleet disciplines; modification and build, fleet management, aftermarket, service and repair. In an ever-changing employment market with scarcity of skills, E3R recognises the importance and challenges that face many fleet modifiers and operators, in attracting and retaining the levels of labour they require. E3R has identified these challenges to be the existing skills shortages, fluctuations in labour requirements and a need for labour training and development for both temporary and permanent staff.


The UK’s Aerospace sector has a turnover of over £65 billion and exports £35 billion. There are over 340,000 who work in this sector throughout the different disciplines including structural, landing gear, primary and secondary flight controls, aerodynamics, propulsions and power systems.

We have Preferred Supplier Agreements in place for a number of OEMs, Suppliers and Design Consultancies throughout the UK & Mainland Europe and we can provide experts in all aspects of the aircraft development process from the concept design and styling phase through to engineering, test & development into production. We recruit Aerospace AS9100 accredited engineers specifically for this sector.

Chemical & Process  

Our dedicated Chemical, Process and Pharmaceutical division, is committed to providing access to the best talent and opportunities across the pharma and medical device industry. Whether you operate within R&D, clinical research, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, medical communications or any area of the pharmaceutical supply chain, we have the skills, knowledge and insight to help. Knowledge of ISO 134845, active and non active devices along with specific T-Codes, enables E3R’s consultants to source the defined skill set desired for our clients.

Energy & Utilities  

The Renewable Energy sector is growing at a rapid rate and as a result has bucked the overall employment trend by doubling its workforce in recent years. E3R support a range of clients who operate in or provide services to this sector including major power suppliers, utilities, construction companies, consultancies, manufacturers, suppliers and operators of technology.

We also have a wealth of experience working within the Nuclear division, focusing on all stages of the product life-cycle and wide-spanning projects. E3R work actively in the UK’s new nuclear build programme which has the potential to almost double the number of jobs across the industry.

Food & FMCG  

As the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, food and FMCG is a key contributor to the UK economy and an area in which E3R is at the forefront. We work with a variety of manufacturers across the UK and household names, ranging from family run SMEs through to large multinational blue chip organisations.

Our knowledge in this sector is built upon our understanding of the manufacturing process and challenges that face the industry, in terms of competition for talent and legislative requirements. Through our product offerings we are able to source personnel in these areas on a permanent, temporary or contract basis.


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