Gareth Simpson

Principal Recruitment ConsultantSpecialising in Transport & Future Mobility, Manufacturing & Materials

​About Gareth: I’ve worked here for a good amount of time covering many disciplines on the recruitment side as well as being the companies social secretary.  I joined in 2007 having fell into recruitment in 2005 after finishing my degree and Birmingham became my home from home. Originally from near Bristol, I spend a lot of my time at Jonathan Lee teaching people to “talk proper” and educating them in the ways of the West Country; “Is the tide ever in?”

I like to work with companies in a transparent and honest way which saves everyone time and, hopefully, achieve the best recruitment outcomes for all.

Away from work: I play and coach rugby for Stourbridge which is why I often come into work walking like Hugh Laurie in House.

​I'm skilled in recruiting for the following positions / sectors -

Production and manufacturing staff on a contract and permanent basis to include skill such as CNC, Toolmakers and Maintenance.

Jobs by Gareth

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CMM Programmer
Redditch£36k - 41k per year

CMM Programmer (PCDMIS) To £41,000 per annum Redditch Automotive Manufacturing This is a days based CMM Programmer role for a tiered automotive company in Redditch; working on PCMDIS controlled CMM...

Electrical Maintenance Engineer
Tipton£38k - 46k per year

Electrical Maintenance Engineer £38,000 - £40,000 plus shift allowance Permanent Specialist Manufacturing We are working a permanent Electrical Maintenance Engineer working for a company based in T...

Process Engineer
Smethwick£32k - 35k per year

Process Engineer - Press Tools Permanent Role Smethwick Automotive Manufacturing This is a permanent opportunity for a Process Engineer with knowledge of press tooling; this role is to develop and ...

Design and Development Engineer
CambridgeMarket related

Design and Development Engineer Great Permanent Salary Cambridge Bespoke Manufacturing We have a permanent opportunity for a Design Engineer/Development Engineer to work for a SME based near Cambri...

Quality Engineer
Birmingham£30k - 35k per year

Quality Engineer To £35,000 per annum Birmingham Automotive Engineering We have an immediate start role for a Quality Engineer to work for a Birmingham based company (pressings) on days working spe...

Design Engineer - Solidworks
Grantham£25 - 35 per hour

Design Engineer - Solidworks £25.00 to £35.00 per hour LTD - (Outside IR35) - 4 month initial contract Grantham, Lincolnshire (Onsite) Automotive Manufacturing   A Design Engineer opportunity has b...

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer - Days
Huddersfield£30k - 35k per year

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer - Days To £35,000 per annum Huddersfield Specialist Manufacturing This is a great opportunity for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join an established family bus...

Graduate Development Engineer
Birmingham£25k - 30k per year

Graduate Development Engineer £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Birmingham Bespoke Prototype Manufacturing This is a great permanent opportunity for a Graduate Development Engineer to work for a company...

Project Manager - Defence/MOD
CoventryMarket related

Project Manager/Senior Project Manager Permanent salary Coventry Defence/MOD We have a permanent role available for an experience Project Managers with experience in the Defence/MOD sector; you'd b...

CNC Programmer - Mazatrol
Peterborough£18 - 26 per hour

CNC Programmer - Mazatrol Contract - To £26 per hour (Umbrella) Peterborough Prototype Manufacturing This is an immediate start 12 month contract role for an experienced CNC Programmer who can prog...

Automotive Technician
KingswinfordMarket related

Vehicle Build Engineer Permanent Salary To £25,000 per annum Kingswinford Automotive SME Manufacturing This is an immediate start opportunity for an experienced Vehicle Build Engineer/Coachbuilder ...

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