Recruitment solutions in partnership.

We provide a supportive, knowledgeable and experienced service to our clients, taking a hands-on approach to recruitment across all roles within the Technical & Engineering sector. We have been successfully supplying Technical & Engineering staff to businesses across east Anglia for over 29 years.

In this time, we have earned the trust of many leading local & regional businesses within the manufacturing, engineering & Technical industries by building mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships. 

For a free consultation on how we can support your hiring journey, just contact one of our expert consultants today.

Temporary Staffing

Our temporary staff have been supporting engineering and manufacturing businesses since 1992. Our consultants offer a skills-fast solution to hiring, with pre-screened and interviewed candidates and 3-5 years of reference history.

We provide our clients with an unrivalled support system that allows our partners businesses to grow, without the financial worry of a permanent hire and the flexibility to try before you buy with our temp to perm options. 

Permanent Staffing

As a leading engineering recruitment specialist our people have worked with a wide variety of businesses and professionals, from CNC Machinists to Engineering directors, CEO’s and many more. 

Our dedicated team of consultants have a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, combined with our vast network of passive & active candidates we are able to find talented professionals that are both a skills and cultural fit for our clients organisations.

We specialise in

  1. Director
  2. Electronics Technician / Engineer 
  3. Quality Engineer / Manager 
  4. Lean / Process Engineer 
  5. Test Technician / Engineer  
  6. Mechanical Technician / Engineer
  7. Electrical Technician / Engineer
  8. Wood Machinist
  9. CNC Machinist
  10. Design / R & D / CAD
  11. Engineering Technician
  12. Field Service Engineer
  13. Maintenance Engineer / Manager
  14. Production Engineer / Manager
  15. Warehouse / Logistics Manager
  16. Welder Fabricator / Sheet Metal Worker
  17. Joiners and Carpenters
  18. Assembly / Workshop Operative


Tapping into our local pool of skilled candidates, we ensure that you have people with the technical skill, attention to detail and expertise to create designs that are in line with your vision. 

Electrical Engineering

From Panel Wirers to Generator Electricians to Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineers, whatever type of Electrical Engineer you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. 


We recruit both specialised and more generalist Electronics Engineers with the analytical, creative and strategical skills to take your operations to the next level.


Our experienced joiners and carpenters ensure you can rest easy knowing your construction is in safe, reliable hands. 


As longstanding partners of some of Essex’s leading manufacturing businesses, we’re experts in this field. Choose a partner that knows your industry inside-out.

Precision Engineering

You need Precision Engineers with specificity, skill and attention to detail. We tap into our vast database of candidates to make sure you have them. 

Meet our team

Jack O’Brien


Julia Sherlock

Senior Lead Consultant

Simon Clark

Senior Consultant

Carl Bashford

Senior Consultant

Mark Everitt

Senior Consultant

Helen Jeary


Why choose us?

Our clients: Our service is tailored uniquely to each of our business partners. We gain maximum exposure for your roles through traditional and digital strategies across job boards and social media. Our experience in the local market place over the last 29 years has helped us to build talent acquisition strategies that ensure compliant, skilled & consistent talent is sourced for your business. 

Our candidates: Whether you’re looking for higher pay, more interesting projects or a different kind of work environment, we’ve got you covered. With strong links to a huge range of businesses across East Anglia, we’re bound to have something that’s just right for you.

Our services

Identifying Talent

We have an extensive network of active and passive candidate across the region, who we screen rigorously. You’ll only have to choose from the best.

Bespoke Solutions

We’re customer-driven, for both client and candidate. You are our number one priority and we’ll make sure that’s reflected in our service.


We pride ourselves on being able to work fast and act on your requirements without compromising on quality. Fast, efficient, effective.

Our client & candidate reviews

“ To the great team at Prime who are soooo much better than the agency I was with before! Special mention to the Technical Contracts team, Holly, Jack and Carl who deal with me, even coming to my house to drop work t-shirts off! What service is that? Thanks Jack, they fit perfectly!! ”

Darren Bice

“ Fantastic service! Got a job through the guidance and help of Julia. Constantly kept in the loop throughout the whole process. Thank you so much Julia! ”

Megan Knoc

“ This agency is the best one I’ve been to, why because soon as I signed up, I was offered jobs left right and centre I couldn’t thank these people enough. Especially CHRIS & KARL. Constant contact and they are very polite. Even the building is clean and very welcoming.. I SUGGEST YOU JOIN IF LOOKING FOR WORK IN ALL TYPES OF AREAS.. 10/10 AGENTS ”

Johnathon Robinson

“ Extremely happy with the professionalism and welcoming feeling from prime appointments team Holly and Carl. From the moment we got In contact, I felt like I was the main priority to them and within no time I have been accepted to a Job that I never thought I was able with my background. I cannot appreciate the prime appointments team enough! 5* thank you! ”

Jay Goodwin

“ Mark Everitt stuck with us to find the right person even though, as a Company, we kept moving the goalposts! We started off seeking a Warehouse Operative and ended up with a Supply Chain and Logistics Coordinator. Mark followed up everything without being intrusive and I would like to express my thanks to him for finding me the right candidate. ”

Alan Outlaw

“ I do not normally use agencies, but, the way Prime approached/contacted me was different and enticed me to respond. After a face to face meeting, they listened to our business needs and the role requirements. Within a few weeks we found the right person and a job offer has been made and accepted. A big thank you to Mark and Jack. ”

John Balague

“ I would recommend Prime Appointments to anyone looking for employment. Julia was incredibly efficient and helpful and managed to help secure me a new job. Shout out to Mark and Jack who were equally efficient in Julia’s absence. Great experience. ”

Gareth Mckay

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