We’ve provided recruitment expertise to leading engineering companies since 1985, and in turn helped our candidates and contractors with the right roles to help them progress their careers.
We know that our colleagues are the reason that our clients and candidates choose to partner with us. With expert knowledge of their local markets, industry insight and innovative solutions - they ensure our clients have the right strategy to be successful.
Whether you’ve just discovered NRL or have worked with us for decades - the overarching thing you’ll notice is our culture. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of doing the right thing. Whether that's when working with our colleagues, our contractors and clients, or when taking responsibility for the environment around by achieving the Carbon Neutral International Standard whilst continuing to reduce our carbon emissions.
regional NRL branches delivering expertise
countries supported with recruitment and mobilisation
trained Inclusive+ Recruiters working with our clients
in SIA’s Largest Global Engineering Staffing Firms 2023
I have witnessed NRL’s excellent responsiveness to our needs. The pre-selected candidates presented by NRL were all good candidates with all the required experience and qualifications. NRL further provided valuable advice in relation to local HR matters.
Miklós Almásy de Zsadány
Chief Executive Officer, Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SAE
We feel confident approaching NRL, knowing that their team will be able to resource a wide range of suitable candidates helping us scale up our business during seasonal peaks. We would have no hesitation in recommending NRL to others.
A close and valued relationship built on trust, knowledge and experience. NRL provide candidates that we wouldn’t normally find in our day-to-day advertising, and within our industry it is vitally important that we expand our networks with our partners.
Bill Miller, Recruitment Programme Manager, Doosan Babcock
It’s refreshing to work with a supplier who really listens to our business needs and responds accordingly, providing valued support to fulfil our recruitment requirements.Throughout our partnership I have found them to be honest, flexible and collaborative, whilst remaining practical and realistic because of their in-depth knowledge of the industry.
Operations Director, Building Services, Emtec Group
Our reputation is important to us, it’s one our clients associate with compliance – trusting us to advise and steer them to ensure recruitment activities remain compliant and our contractors uphold industry standards.
After four decades in the recruitment industry, we’ve achieved a few milestones – but we also know we have many more to come.
NRL is founded
NRL, a Non-Destructive Testing company, is launched by brothers Andrew and Hugh Redmayne, in an office on the Sellafield site in Cumbria
Recruitment expertise established
The business expanded into Recruitment, as NRL began advertising job vacancies to support engineering contracting projects in Cumbria
Continued growth in Scotland
Recognising an opportunity to support clients in Scotland, we established our first Scotland office in Falkirk
NRL named Hot Recruiter
Our business entered the Recruiter magazine’s Hot 100 listing in position 23 – a prestigious industry accolade which we continue to hold today
NAECI expertise formalised
NRL joined the Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA), as the first major provider of NAECI recruitment expertise
Oil & Gas expertise acquired
The acquisition of Petrolic expanded NRL’s expertise in Oil & Gas in the UK, and for the first time establishing International recruitment services
Recruitment Company of the Year
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) named NRL Recruitment Company of the Year (>£50m)
Transmission & Distribution expertise acquired
NRL extended it's expertise into Transmission & Distribution and Strategic Purchasing with the acquisition of Heysham based Intec (UK) Ltd
UK’s largest staffing firms
The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recognised NRL as a top 50 largest staffing firm in the UK
Best Contractor Engineering Agency
The Contracting Awards named NRL the Best Contractor Recruitment Agency for Engineering at their inaugural awards ceremony
NRL ranked a top 10 firm
SIA’s industry reporting lists NRL as one of the top 10 largest Engineering staffing firms in the UK.
Business expands to Ireland
Growing demand for local services sees NRL establish a new Recruitment business in the Republic of Ireland
Growth in Teesside
Building on over 30 years of delivering expertise in the North East, NRL sets up a second operational base in Teesside.
Back office team win TALiNT Award
NRL’s compliance and NAECI expertise is recognised by winning the Back Office Team of the Year accolade at the TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards
Award winning website
NRL’s Recruitment website wins Best Large Recruitment Agency at the National Online Recruitment Awards.
Carbon Neutral International Standard achieved
The NRL Group achieves carbon neutral status across all businesses with One Carbon World.
CD Group acquisition
The NRL Group acquires Newcastle based CD Group, including Contract Design (Northern) and translation and interpreting experts Eldon (now NRL Language Solutions)
Living Wage Employer
The organisation voluntarily becomes a Living Wage Employer to ensure a fair and real living wage for every colleague
Armed Forces Covenant
The NRL Group sign the Armed Forces Covenant and achieve an Employer Recognition Scheme bronze award
Social Mobility Pledge
The NRL Group sign the Social Mobility Pledge to reinforce their support for young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds
Keen to support financial, emotional and physical wellbeing in construction, the NRL Group become a company supporter of the Lighthouse Club
NRL becomes an Inclusive Recruiter
Colleagues complete training to secure the company wide Inclusive+ Recruiter certification from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies
40 years in business
The NRL Group marks 40 years of delivering expertise at work
Largest Global Engineering Staffing Firms
Recognised as a top 20 global engineering staffing firm by Staffing Industry Analysts
Mental Health First Aiders
The NRL Group invests in Mental Health First Aider training to extend welfare support for colleagues
We support thousands of people’s careers each year, so it was important to us to earn the Inclusive+ Recruiter certification from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies – thanks to colleagues in our branches undertaking extensive training.
Ready to work with us?
Whether you’re looking to advance your career or diversify into a new sector, NRL has hundreds of vacancies.
If you’re thinking it may be time to consider a new challenge, register your interest with us today.
Whether you’re looking for temporary or permanent talent to join your workforce, our Recruitment experts can help.