Your Engineering Recruitment Partner

Your Engineering Recruitment Partner

First Achieve is run by time-served engineers with hands-on industry experience

 

First Achieve work with the best Engineering and Manufacturing Companies and Professionals, throughout the UK. Our team of industry consultants have a wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts throughout the industry.

Our Engineering Team includes Time-Served Engineers with many years’ experience in the Manufacturing Industry. We understand the frustration and time required to go through the recruitment process. We take that pain away.

Areospace
Areospace
Renewables
Renewables
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Chemical
Chemical
Nuclear
Nuclear
Electrical & Electronic
Electrical & Electronic
Robotics
Robotics
Mechanical
Mechanical

I am thrilled to share my incredibly positive experience working with First Achieve as my dedicated recruitment partner. From the moment we started collaborating, I was struck by their unparalleled professionalism, dedication, and expertise in the field.

Anthony Brown
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Head of Recruitment

First Achieve took the time to truly understand our company's unique needsand culture, ensuring that every candidate they presdented was not only highly qualifies, but also a perfect fit for our team. Their exceptional ability to identify top-teir talent in a competitive market is a testament to their keen insight and thorough research.

Jennifer Bennett
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HR Director

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  • 6-12 weeks search completion
  • 3 months free replacement
  • Dedicated and focused head-hunting search team
  • Weekly steering meeting with full transparency including detailed contact list and decision analysis
  • 1/3 upfront to begin search
  • Split over 3 equal payments based on milestones - agreement of search mandate, agreed shortlist for interview and offer acceptance from candidate
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Latest Jobs

ARC Welder
Engineering
  • Livingston, West Lothian
  • £18 - £19 per hour
  • Permanent

Job descriptionFirst Achieve's Engineering Division have an excellent opportunity for an ARC Welder to join an established and growing company in the Edinburgh region. Our client is an international manufacturer, dedicated to aerospace industries world-wide .What's on Offer:Straight to permanent£18.50/hr37hr/weekOT multiplier is 1.5X until Sat morning and then 2X from Sat afternoon & all day SundayA rotating shift pattern consisting of 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm and 10pm to 6amThis role will report directly to the Weld Manager and you will be expected to work with minimal supervision, once you've been trained.Duties will involve the following:Setting up the Sub arc welding machine, this includes aligning and adjusting themachineUsing the machine to carry out weld repairs, as specified by blueprints, layouts, welding procedures, and operating chartsSelecting the correct voltage and power of the machineVisually examining welds for adherence to specificationsAdjusting machine set up according to vary size, location and penetration of beadWelding materials such as Titanium, Stainless, Mild Steel, Inconel, High Carbon content steels.Preheating surfaces, using hand torch or heating furnacesAbility to record work progress on a computer.Burning/Lancing experienceAbility to fabricate as required.Essential skills, experience and knowledge:The successful candidate must:Be a time served Welder with experience of TIG and Stick Welding technics.Have a proven track record of Fabricating works to a high standard.Be able to interpret work instructions, drawings and schematic drawingsBe computer literateBe able to work at heights and in enclosed spacesHave knowledge and application of safe working practicesHave excellent verbal and written communication skills.This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving business, who can offer long-term stability & career progression for the right candidates. APPLY TODAY and one of our Engineering Consultants will be in touch to discuss in more detail.Job Type: Full-timePay: £18.50 per hourExpected hours: 37 per weekBenefits:Company pensionFree parkingOn-site parkingSchedule:Monday to FridayNight shiftWeekend availability

CNC Turner - Fanuc
Engineering
  • Aberdeen
  • £18 - £19 per hour
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division are continuing to work with only the best Manufacturing & Engineering companies throughout the UK. One of our most recent assignments with an incredibly successful group in Aberdeen, means we are seeking a CNC Turners to join their established, reputable Manufacturing Division.Our Client operate globally and have several state-of-the-art facilities in the UK where they complete work for a variety of industries, including: Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Nuclear, etc.The Role;Programming, Setting and operating CNC Turning machines using Fanuc controls (VTL)Machining one-off and small batch components, most of which are large in sizeWorking to tight tolerances and deadlinesWhat's on Offer;Starting £18.50/hr Per Hour, Dependent on ExperienceCareer Development & ProgressionOn-Going External TrainingDay Shift / Night Shift PatternTime & a Half and Double Time Over-TimeRequirements;Ability to interpret Engineering DrawingsCompetent to Program, Set & Operate CNC Turning MachinesFanuc Programming Experience (Essential)Ability to use a wide variety of measuring equipment and check your own workTime Served, in a Machining CapacityThe group of companies we are working with are well-known throughout not just the UK, but the entire Oil & Gas industry worldwide. They have an order book that even the most established brands are envious of & they are showing no signs of slowing down. It's been a tough year for many Oil & Gas companies, but our client is certainly leading the way in the revitalisation of the industry.

CNC Machinist
Engineering
  • Edinburgh
  • £30000 - £40000 per annum
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division are seeking a Machinist to join their client who are a globally recognised company in Edinburgh. Working in their Machine Shop, you will be reporting directly to Chief Inspector.Duties will include:Program mills and lathes (Manual & CNC)Set-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, vices, tools, attachments, collets, gears etc.Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.Keeping work area clean/tidy plus free from hazards.Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.Document actions by completing production and quality logs.What's on Offer:Salary: £38-45k - Over-Time is paid at enhanced rates.Dayshift/Nightshift role.Progression OpportunitiesSuccessful Candidate:Time Served Engineer.Experience in both Manual and CNC Machining.Strong understanding of Engineering/Technical drawings.

CNC Turner - Fanuc
Engineering
  • Aberdeen
  • £18 - £19 per hour
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division are continuing to work with only the best Manufacturing & Engineering companies throughout the UK. One of our most recent assignments with an incredibly successful group in Aberdeen, means we are seeking a CNC Turners to join their established, reputable Manufacturing Division.Our Client operate globally and have several state-of-the-art facilities in the UK where they complete work for a variety of industries, including: Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Nuclear, etc.The Role;Programming, Setting and operating CNC Turning machines using Fanuc controls (VTL)Machining one-off and small batch components, most of which are large in sizeWorking to tight tolerances and deadlinesWhat's on Offer;Starting £18.50/hr Per Hour, Dependent on ExperienceCareer Development & ProgressionOn-Going External TrainingDay Shift / Night Shift PatternTime & a Half and Double Time Over-TimeRequirements;Ability to interpret Engineering DrawingsCompetent to Program, Set & Operate CNC Turning MachinesFanuc Programming Experience (Essential)Ability to use a wide variety of measuring equipment and check your own workTime Served, in a Machining CapacityThe group of companies we are working with are well-known throughout not just the UK, but the entire Oil & Gas industry worldwide. They have an order book that even the most established brands are envious of & they are showing no signs of slowing down. It's been a tough year for many Oil & Gas companies, but our client is certainly leading the way in the revitalisation of the industry.

CNC Horizontal Borer
Engineering
  • Aberdeen
  • £18 - £21 per hour
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division are continuing to work with only the best Manufacturing & Engineering companies throughout the UK. One of our most recent assignments with an incredibly successful group in Aberdeen, means we are seeking a CNC Millers to join their established, reputable Manufacturing Division.Our Client operate globally and have several state-of-the-art facilities in the UK where they complete work for a variety of industries, including: Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Nuclear, etc.The Role;Programming, Setting and operating CNC Horizontal Boring machines using Fanuc controlsMachining one-off and small batch components, most of which are large in sizeWorking to tight tolerances and deadlinesWhat's on Offer;Starting £18.50/hr Per Hour, Dependent on ExperienceCareer Development & ProgressionOn-Going External TrainingDay Shift / Night Shift PatternTime & a Half and Double Time Over-TimeRequirements;Ability to interpret Engineering DrawingsCompetent to Program, Set & Operate CNC Milling MachinesFanuc Programming Experience (Essential)Ability to use a wide variety of measuring equipment and check your own workTime Served, in a Machining CapacityThe group of companies we are working with are well-known throughout not just the UK, but the entire Oil & Gas industry worldwide. They have an order book that even the most established brands are envious of & they are showing no signs of slowing down. It's been a tough year for many Oil & Gas companies, but our client is certainly leading the way in the revitalisation of the industry.

Valve Technician
Engineering
  • Aberdeen
  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division are seeking a Valve Technician for their client who are a with a leading organisation in the Oil and Gas industry supplying their client valves and actuators worldwide.Full Time - Dayshift.Salary: Circa £35k + OT/Offshore WorkRole:Strip, inspect, assess, report and rebuild all valve types and operators.Fault finding to assess root cause of receipted valve failures.Pressure testing to various specifications and international standards.Development through continued training.PSV recertification campaigns.Working closely with co-workers and management to ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality standards.Completing documentation / QA Cards associated with repair scopes and testing.Ensuring compliance to documented procedures and customer specifications.Travelling to customer locations to carry out field service work when required.Qualifications:Time served with at least 6 years' experience preferable.NC/HNC in relevant domain.Knowledge on a variety of valve types.BOSIET and MIST certified.

Paint Shop Supervisor
Engineering
  • Droitwich, Worcestershire
  • £28000 - £32000 per annum
  • Permanent

First Achieve are seeking a skilled and experienced Paint Shop Supervisor with a strong background in commercial vehicle painting to join our client in Droitwich.Role:You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the paint shop operations, ensuring high-quality finishes on commercial vehicles, and maintaining efficiency and safety standards. This role requires excellent leadership skills, technical expertise in paint application techniques, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.What's on Offer:Salary circa £30k.Permanent Position.Free Parking.Successful Candidate:Proven experience in a supervisory role within a commercial vehicle paint shop or similar environment.In-depth knowledge of paint mixing, application, and curing techniques, with a focus on achieving high-quality finishes and color matching.Familiarity with commercial vehicle painting equipment, such as spray guns, booths, and drying ovens, and proficiency in troubleshooting and maintenance.Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and mentor a diverse team of technicians.Ability to manage competing priorities and adapt to changing production demands in a fast-paced environment.

Fabricator/Welder
Engineering
  • Warrington, Cheshire
  • £15 - £16 per hour
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division are seeking a TIG Welder/Fabricator for their client who specialise in manufacturing of pressure vessels as well as other products for the process industries.As a TIG Welder, you will be responsible for performing welding tasks with precision and efficiency. Expertise in TIG welding stainless steel is a requirement of this role for fabrication work on pressure vessels.Experience in TIG Welding/Fabrication.Using appropriate welding equipment & method.Understanding Engineering drawings.Ability to use hand and power tools effectively and safely.Ability to use range of machinery including rollers, guillotine and bandsaw.What's on Offer:£15-16/hrPermanent Dayshift Position.Free Parking.

Manual Turner
Engineering
  • Leven, Fife
  • £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent

First Achieve's Engineering Division have partnered up with an exciting manufacturer in the Leven area and they're looking to add an experienced Manual Turner to the team. The position comes due to a consistent intake of healthy, long-standing contracts meaning a need for an experienced precision engineer... see below for a detailed description of the role package and specifications of the machinist required. The Successful Manual Turner - Package: £30,000 to £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience) Regular Days Shift (Mon to Thurs - 8:00am to 4:30pm) & ( Friday - 8:00am to 2:30pm) Overtime available paid at 1.5x The Successful Manual Turner - Requirements: Manual Turner Experience working on conventional Lathes Experience working on conventional Mills (desirable) Experience manufacturing components from Stainless Steel and various Exotic metals Experience working to tight tolerances Ability to read, draw and interpret engineering technical drawings If you're interested in finding out more or you believe yourself to be the right Manual Turner for this role, apply, and one of our engineering consultants will be in touch to discuss in more detail.

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First Achieve have hands on industry experience in recruiting the highest calibre candidates across IT, Technical, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.

We believe that working in partnership to thoroughly understand the requirements and demands of our clients and candidates is the key to ensuring we consistently deliver a tailored service that’s of the highest standards whilst maintaining high levels of integrity, transparency and delivery.

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