Sector Overview

The pace of technological development is such that many of the existing jobs in engineering will have evolved significantly in years to come.

  • Major growth sectors include aerospace, chemicals, space and renewable energy.
  • The sector faces a significant skills gap and emphasis is now on creating a seamless career path into engineering.
  • Engineering makes a vital and valued contribution to the UK economy, and can help mitigate the major global challenges of climate change, ageing populations, and supply of food, clean water and energy.
  • Over a quarter of the UK’s firms operate in engineering sectors.
  • Engineering sectors produce the majority of the nation’s exports and play an essential role in supporting the UK’s international competitiveness by investing in research and development and innovation.

Sector Details

The sector’s critical skills shortage presents an opportunity for education establishments and employers to collaborate and for fresh talent coming through the ranks to gain valuable skills for career progression.

  • We recruit a wide range of roles in engineering, from procurement and purchasing to logistics and supply chain.
  • There is greater emphasis on technical competency in today’s climate as well as strong management and leadership skills to oversee complex, fast-evolving projects.
  • The challenge posed by ‘hard to fill’ roles in the sector could potentially stall new product development and innovation. Access to training and development and high calibre candidates is critical for the economy.

Latest vacancies in this sector


Engineering Project Manager


€70000 - €75000 per annum

Engineering Project Manager Germany €70,000 - € 75,000 Role Profile Cast UK are delighted to have partnered exclusively with a key customer of ours as they look to strengthen and add to their management team as Engineering Project Manager (EPM). As ...

6 days ago

Project Coordinator

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

£27000 - £30000 per annum Excellent Benefits

Project CoordinatorSkelmersdale£27,000 - £30,000 Are you an experienced Project Coordinator looking for a unique and exciting opportunity? Read on! This could be your next career move! An established business in the Skelmersdale area is hiring a Pro...

6 days ago

Customer Coordinator (6-12 months)

Stockport, Greater Manchester

£24000 - £25000 per annum

Customer Coordinator / Sales Administrator Stockport £24,000 - £25,000 (6-12 month contract) Are you an experienced sales administrator or sales order processor who is passionate about providing excellent customer service? Are you currently availa...

2 weeks ago

Engineering Project Manager

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Flexible working and excellent benefits

Engineering Project Manager Keighley £ Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits Are you an experienced Project Manager who would love work on unique projects delivered to high profile customers based all over the world? This is a fantastic opportunit...

3 weeks ago

Manufacturing Engineer

Keighley, West Yorkshire


Manufacturing Engineer Keighley £ Competitive Salary Benefits Are you an experienced Manufacturing Engineer who is looking for an exciting new challenge? Would you like to work an established company with a fantastic reputation, a unique product an...

4 weeks ago


Milnthorpe, Cumbria

£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum Benefits

Buyer, Milnthorpe, £35,000 - £45,000 DoE Benefits Are you looking for new opportunity working for an innovative and exciting company? Somewhere you can work alongside and learn from a people-centric management team that are always striving to be better?...

2 months ago

Expediter (6 month contract)

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Excellent Benefits

Expediter (6 month contract) £ competitive salary Keighley Do you have a background in purchasing or supply chain and are you a confident expediter? If you are immediately available to undertake a six month contract to support an established manuf...

2 months ago

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I have found that the level of service and professionalism is exceptional. For me, one of the most important aspects of any relationship is ongoing communication and ensuring that I am kept up to speed with a process and how this is progressing and this is certainly an element of the service provided that I feel is a strength of Cast.

Karen Owen

HR Business Partner at JD Sports


Cast UK recently completed a large recruitment assignment on our behalf, recruiting all required employees at every level from Operations Manager through to drivers for a newly constructed site in Harlow. They fulfilled all of the project’s requirements within a very tight timescale to a very high standard.

Their knowledge of our business & culture alongside their sector specialist expertise make it a pleasure to work with Cast UK

Stuart Fairbairn

Head of HR, Bunzl Catering Services


Cast UK take real time to get to know us as a business and really get under the skin of what the role is, what we’re looking for, the culture fit of the business and make sure that they are really trying to find us the absolute best people. We can always rely on Cast  to give us some advice in terms of who’s on the market at the moment and what they are looking for from us as an employer

We’ve got a really great relationship with Cast UK and one that we hope will flourish over the years.

Clare Archibald

HR Manager at Ella's Kitchen


Abbey recognises that the increased demand for excellent logistics candidates in the UK means we need to work hard to attract the best talent in the industry to maintain a top level of service for our Blue Chip clientele. We are confident that Cast UK can provide us with candidates that have the right knowledge and experience to allow us to continue our expansion going forward.

Steve Granite

Managing Director at Abbey Logistics Group


Cast UK spent considerable time making sure they understood our business and the role thoroughly, touring our warehouse and investigating exactly what was required. They worked in partnership with us to ensure that our business and culture were matched incredibly well with the best candidates, we were very impressed.
Cast UK’s depth of knowledge regarding our sector and the role’s requirements were second to none.

Chris Illingworth

Finance & Operations Director at Widdop, Bingham & Co ltd.


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