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Mechanical Fitter
X2 MECHANICAL FITTERS REQUIRED FOR A SHUTDOWN PROJECT LIVERPOOLSTART DATE - 25/07/2020 Mechanical FitterHalewood, Liverpool2 - 3 week contract length£14 - 16 p/hr UMB An extremely well-known business which is quiet literally a household name has a maintenance shutdown planned for 25/07/2020.As a result, I am currently looking for x2 Mechanical Fitters who are;Based locally to LiverpoolMechanical Fitting / Mechanical Maintenance backgroundPossess a background in stripping, fault finding, replacing parts and rebuilding special purpose machinery, particularly conveyorsIdeally possess a MEWP licence Due to the nature of the site, the machinery is very diverse. Your role however, is specifically geared towards the conveyor systems, inclusive of overhead carrier systems.Stripping down, cleaning, fault finding, replacing parts and rebuilding them is your core function. Precision People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Find out more
Fabricator required Temporary opportunity Paying up to £12 per hour with overtime paid at a premium This is a great opportunity for a Fabricator in Leicester commutable from Hinckley, Whetstone, Blaby and surrounding areas Daytime shift 0700 - 1700 Mon to Friday The Company The successful welder will be working for a leading specialist in its field who has an enviable reputation with its competitors Keeps a well run, clean and efficient shop floor and has a full order book for 2020 and able to offer unlimited overtime which is paid at a premium. The CandidateThe successful structural steel fabricator will be a proactive and competent member of the fabrication team Main responsibilities include:The fabrication and mig welding of mild Steel Work may include: Setting up and operating fabricating machines;Use of hand tools to cut, bend and straighten sheet metal;Shaping metal over blocks or forms using hammer;Inspecting, assembling and smoothing seams and joints of welded, brazed or burred surfacesReading engineering drawingMig Welding mild steel Competencies- Minimum 3 years experience steel fabrication - Mig Welding mid to heavy gauge - Knowledge of machines and tools- The ability to read and understand technical drawings.- Flexibility and the ability to adapt to the organisation's ever changing requirements are a priority.- Self motivated with a drive for results and continual improvement.- The role requires physical activity including lifting. Benefits Package Overtime available paid at a premium Interested? To apply for the Structural Steel Fabricator Position, here are your two options: 1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Sharon on 07782229838 between 0730- 5pm or email 2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system Ref: Fabricator welder About Precision People This role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Consultancy, Sales and Executive Search Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision covers the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers. We have many engineering roles around the East Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton, so get in touch today. Find out more
IPAF Operator
IPAF OPERATOR REQUIRED ASAP! Location - SolihullRate - £12.00 - 14.00 p/hr UMBContract length - 2 week rolling I am currently looking for a person who possesses experience and valid licences/tickets to use a Cherry Picker and Scissor Lift. My client in the Solihull area is working on a project for a well known Automotive OEM and is installing a variety of machines.You will be working alongside a team of Mechanical Fitters and assisting them with their day to day duties. If you have valid Cherry Picker and Scissor Lift licences and are available to start immediately please get in touch ASAP!Precision People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Find out more
Manual Gear Cutter
Manual Gear CutterMust be experienced in Gear Shaping and Gear HobbingEngineering Manufacturing IndustryLeicester South - LE8 - Day ShiftsUp to £15 per hourOnsite Parking Our established client specialise in Engineering Services for several industry sectors. They are currently looking for an experienced Gear Cutting Machinist to join their team. Commutable from Tamworth, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Leicester, Northampton and Coventry. Duties Include:- Setting and Operating Manual Gear Cutting machinery- Producing Gear Trains- Quality checking parts- Working from engineering drawings- Working to very tight tolerances Key Skills / Experience Required:- Must be an experienced Manual Gear Cutting Machinist- Experience on Fellows 6, Fellows 7 gear shaping Machines and Pheuter gear hobbing machines- Must be able to fully set and operate the above machines- Flexible and reliable- Team Player The Package:- Starting rate of up to £15 per hour, depending on skill level and experience- Free onsite parking- Day Shifts- Monday to Friday- Early finish Friday Interested? To apply for this Manual Gear Cutting Machinist position, here are your two options:1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Dan Henderson between 8.30am - 5.30pm.2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you knowAbout Precision People This role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Consultancy, Sales and Executive Search Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles. Precision covers the whole spectrum of engineering roles from Welders, Fabricators, CNC Machinists, Panel Wireman up to Production Managers. We have many engineering roles around the East Midlands including Leicester, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Coalville and Northampton, so get in touch today. Find out more
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Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of industry sectors, for client organisations nationwide and beyond.



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  • April 23, 2020

    During the 2008 recession, the percentage of temporary and contracting workers went up to a whopping 55%. In a normal market, the average is about 25%.  Hopefully, this situation will not last as long and most businesses will be able to bounce back pretty quickly post Covid. 

    Are you worried about hiring the wrong person in an uncertain economy? Hiring someone with the wrong skill set or maybe not the right culture fit, could cost your business thousands, and you don’t want to be making mistakes like that right now. 

    Have you and your team thought about hiring contractors or temporary staff? Maybe you haven't had much experience dealing with temporary, contracting or interims in the past or maybe you've had an unpleasant experience? Whatever your views, as UK businesses start to put their hiring plans together post pandemic - many will be turning to contigent staff as an option. 

    6 Reasons why hiring temporary, contracting or interim staff will help your business recover from Covid. 

    1. The jobs market is very different to what is was even 3 months ago. Have there been redundancies in your market or maybe with your competitors? There maybe skilled candidates on the market that didn't expect to find themselves there a few months ago. 

    Have you seen the Easy Jet pilots who are now Tesco delivery drivers for the short term? 

    This means there will be excellent candidates on the market, who have unfortunately been made redundant, that you previously had no access to because they were happy in their jobs. Why not take advantage of the market situation and hire these skilled people on a contracting basis to try them out? 

    When you hire a contractor you are in effect ‘trying before you buy’. This means if they don’t have the right skills or you discover they aren’t the right culture fit, you can simply and quickly let them go with zero risk to you.  

    2. You can hire someone quickly to hit the ground running - no lengthy interviews or on boarding and paperwork with HR. Many contractors and interims bring in a wealth of experience and knowledge from moving from business to business - it could be just what your company needs right now, bring in some expertise! 

    3. Maybe your business only needs someone for a short period of time, maybe to cover sickness, maternity or perhaps a project needs completing. Hiring a contractor or temporary person covers that position for as long as you need them. Helping to secure your clients as you complete deadlines. 

    4. Your cash flow is protected - we take care of NI, statutory sick pay,  reducing your short-term costs. Hiring temporary or contracting staff means no HR responsibility, no fees to pay, no need to payroll, spreading the cost of hiring and reducing risk. 

    5. You only pay for the hours they work, which again reduces your costs.

    6. Precision operates a 15 week ‘temporary to permanent’ programme where by the cost of hiring a candidate is spread out over 15 weeks - again reducing your costs.

    If you’re company requires more senior- management, but you are reluctant in this present climate to hire someone permanently, then an interim is exactly what you need to help navigate during a crisis or during times where there is lack of management, we can also help with this. 

    Orgainsing your business post-pandemic 

    If you would like to chat further about how Precision can help your business coming out of Covid - call today on 0116 254 5411 or email 

    Connect with Phil on Linkedin

    Hiring doesn't need to stop! How to move your interviewing, hiring and onboarding process online. 


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  • April 08, 2020

    Like most things, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about things. But, how do you find the RIGHT technical contractors? In this article, the top 5 business mistakes companies are continually making are revealed.

    Mistake One
    Choosing a recruiter that keeps calling you, thinking that they'll be able to offer you the right technical engineering contractors for your business. Just because they keep calling does not mean they are the right choice for you.

    How You Can Avoid This
    Identify a specialist consultancy that has expert knowledge in your specific engineering or technical sector. You need to be able to speak to knowledgeable consultants who understand exactly what you require. This will save you valuable time because once they have taken a detailed job specification from you; they will be able to deliver you the right contractors first time.


    Mistake Two

    Hiring contractors that turn out not to have the correct skills for the job. How annoying and what a waste of your time. You've tried to train them and it's clear that they just haven't got the right skill set.

    You can avoid this
    Use a straightforward four or five MUST HAVE tick list for the work you need doing. An external recruiter should ask you this at a minimum and should LISTEN and UNDERSTAND what you are saying and know why it is important.


    Mistake Three
    Hiring contractors that haven't been thoroughly referenced.  Oh dear, more of your time wasted. The contractors staff you've been supplied with may turn out to be totally unsuitable.

    You can avoid this.  Always get references on the people that you take on, even if it is for a short time period. By checking out contrcators backgrounds with previous short term employers, and how well they have worked with both other engineers and fellow contractors in the past, any issues likely to happen can be avoided.


    Mistake Four
    Not having a thorough and smooth on boarding process when hiring technical contractors. Contractors will quickly get frustrated if your business has not thought a thorough and effective process which means they might be losing money. 

    You can avoid this
    Create a smooth on boarding process so your contractors can hit the ground running. Time you invest in the process will pay dividends in the long run. Why not get them to have a mentor or shadow someone in the their first week?


    Mistake Five

    Not comparing your daily rates to your competitors and the current market. Contractors are highly skilled and they are looking for contract rates that refelct this. Make sure your rates are competitive. 

    How to Avoid This
    By using a specialist contract recruitment consultancy, they will offer up to the minute market advice on what other businesses are currently offering within your marketplace. 

    If you're thinking about hiring skilled temporary staff but not sure where to start, contact one of our team today and they will talk you through your options and how they can help your business. 

    Call the team today on 0116 254 5411 or email 

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  • March 27, 2020

    If your business still has the need, appetite and capacity to continue hiring right now, here’s some help and guidance on how you can still make things happen in these unprecedented times.

    Obviously, we have a vested interest in keeping the wheels moving in recruitment, in what are very tough market conditions for everyone right now. 

    Job board aggregators such as Indeed and Adzuna are the canaries in the coal mine for the economy, the numbers of permanent vacancies being posted by clients and recruitment firms has fallen dramatically across the world as the majority of companies have cancelled or postponed hiring plans.

    Engineering and manufacturing are among many industries to see a notable decline in March. These are the facts,  we are in no way looking to take advantage of the terrible situation people find themselves in.

    Commercially you are in a very strong position if you continue recruiting right now because there are certain things in your favour.

    Less jobs advertised, less competition for the skills you require. We have seen a rise in people applying for roles on our website. 

    With fewer companies recruiting, the competition for the best talent is not as fierce as it was 3 weeks ago.

    Many industries are in dire straits – the uncertainty will be unsettling staff in these sectors, who are going to start looking around, who otherwise would not. While others may be unfortunately being made redundant.

    What is the solution? Run a virtual recruitment process.  

    Yes it’s a new way of doing things, yes it’s a bit scary – but it is possible to interview, hire and onboard someone virtually and Precision can help you.

    There are a number of paid and free video conferencing tools which are stable, feature rich and easy to use.

    Some useful free tools are: 

    • Zoom – Free
    • Google Hangouts – Free
    • Teams – Paid (but will be part of most commercial O365 packages)
    • Skype for Business – Paid
    • Hinterview or Odro – Paid

    We advise you prepare and deliver a virtual or video interview in exactly the same way you would prepare for a face to face meeting. Read these two posts '24 Interview tips to make sure you hire the right candidate.' and 'Hard and Soft skills' to help you. 

    Let us know and we can set up a Zoom meeting between all your key stakeholders and the Precision team to discuss your requirements in detail, also the profile of your ideal candidate in terms of team fit. Check out 'How to find staff who fit your culture.'

    The Precision team will take that understanding, go to market and present you with a shortlist as normal.

    Video Interview – We can set up and schedule these meeting on your behalf.

    1. First Round – 30 minutes Informal discussion around the candidate’s skill set, motivations
    2. Second Round – 1hr 30minutes – More detailed discussions around the candidate’s technical / engineering skills and personality fit, including some form of presentation if its suitable from the candidate
    3. Final Round – 1hr Optional final stage probably with members of the senior management team to follow up on any outstanding questions / queries or concerns borne out of the interview process.

    Virtual On Boarding of a Remote worker 

    HR Process – Contract / Company Handbook

    Line Manager Process – Have a clear plan for the initial remote scenario – Set clear expectations. What you expect from the employee and what they can expect from you.

    You can courier a laptop to a new employee fully configured with all the essential cloud applications needed and / or connectivity.

    Management of your remote employee – take some advice from your HR partners, have a plan around how you are going to manage your remote worker, they will need plenty of communication and hand holding, especially in the early days. 

    Precision has access to a specialist on-boarding coach who delivers coaching support to new employees to culturally embed, support and enable them to become productive as soon as possible.

    The important thing to remember is that this situation WILL pass and so talking to us now ready for the up-turn makes good business sense. 

    If you have the means, authority and the need to hire staff right now Precision can help you. We have the market knowledge and the contacts to deliver and advise you on how to hire in these uncertain times. 

    If you woud like to find out more about how we can help you click here to book a time suitable for you, call 0116 254 5411 or email 

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  • March 26, 2020

    Many of us will be spending a lot more time at home over the coming weeks, limiting contact with our friends, family and work colleagues to interactions using online technology and video calls. Our cameo area and communication zone will become even more important. Here are some tips on how to look your best while being viewed on screen.

    How to be seen on screen

    Keep it tidy! Make sure your hair is well groomed and styled and will stay put, off your face - any movements you have to make to sort out some unruly strays will appear exaggerated on screen and be distracting for your viewers. It will also frame your face and is a great way to express your personality.

    Make up - shake up! We can sometimes look a little flat on screen even if we are wearing foundation, blusher and our lipstick. Try deepening your blusher by pinching your blusher brush and applying it a little darker directly under your cheekbones to give your face a little more structure.

    WOW your lips! Wearing one of your best lipstickcolours will make all the difference to how visible you are on screen. Your skin will look fresher, even if you've not been outside for days and you feel like you have radiator face!

    Take it under the chin! The area immediately below your face has a huge impact on how you are perceived by others. Make sure your scarves and jewellery are not only in your colours and best metals but are of great quality, reflect your personality and say what you want to other people.

    Patternistas! Patterns can look a little busy on screen, so block colours can often work better. Definitely avoid small geometrics, such as dogtooth and checks, since these tend to pixilate on screen - no one will be listening to you if your best jacket is making your viewers look away to protect their eyes.

    Techy tips for more visibility: Position your camera so that your face is in as much natural daylight as possible with your eyes in the top 1/3 of the screen. Look directly into the lens, not down (you'll have fewer chins, no one needs to see up your nostrils or feel like they are being looked down upon). Check your background - is it presenting you in a way you would like to be perceived? This is really key for work meetings - your colleagues don't need to see your bedroom, what's cooking, your bathroom (or worse). Smile as you talk, more than you would normally - it comes across as warm and engaging.


    It's likely we'll be seeing our colleagues, friends and family for a more weeks via zoom and google hangouts, but by following these tips, we'll all look a little more camera ready as we get used to seeing everyone on screen for hopefully, not too long. 

    Thank you to House of Colour for these online tips. 



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