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Unsworth-Wright supply specialist permanent, retained and contract recruitment within the Engineering, IT, Oil & Gas & Executive Search sectors.

What we do

We are a leading independent Search Consultancy with an expansive multinational candidate network. We work successfully with a wide range of clients, from large Blue Chip to small SME companies in the UK and abroad. Our close knit team consists of highly experienced technical Consultants. We provide ongoing internal & external training and each Consultant works in a specialist vertical market.

Who we work with

Our candidates can expect a fresh and honest approach from us, benefiting from our large client base and our industry knowledge. We will always endeavour to offer the most professional service possible, as well as pre-mobilisation and locational support. Unsworth-Wright develops strong and long lasting relationships with our clients. Our labour intensive search process ensures that we are able to deliver the best, most passive candidates the marketplace has to offer. Each division of Unsworth-Wright provides a purely bespoke service that begins with the client’s specific needs in mind.
"We operate across vertical market sectors, providing a purely boutique service that begins with the specific Client need in mind."
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To Our Clients.

Unsworth-Wright operate a Search & Selection recruitment process, which means the bulk of our time is spent proactively sourcing & contacting passive candidates who do not upload CV’s to job boards, or respond to advertisements. Meeting our clients is an essential part of our process, allowing us to perform an in-depth needs analysis on their requirement; we also spend extra time getting to know the business and the people that work within it to build great future relationships.

Our process

Our process includes project plans, regular progress reports, write ups on all candidate submissions and written interview feedback from all our candidates. We work late and are available to our clients in the evenings, either via phone or email.

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To Our Candidates.

Unsworth-Wright work hard to offer our candidates a first class recruitment experience, drilling down into our candidate’s needs, motivations and target employers to find the roles of best fit. We use our substantial global network of clients to generate interest in a CV. We can book interviews with a candidate’s target employers when there is no official live vacancy. If you are an existing Unsworth-Wright Contractor and have any timesheet or wage queries, please contact us at

Our process

As a Unsworth-Wright Candidate you can expect in depth interview preparation, feedback at every stage of the process and can also offer advice on CV preparation, strategy and salary expectations. We offer pre-mobilization and locational support for our candidates where needed. We work late and are available to our candidates in the evenings, either via phone or email.

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Specialist Engineering Recruitment

Unsworth-Wright was founded on recruiting for the Engineering industry and we are market leaders.

Industry Sectors

  • Aerospace (OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2)
  • Automotive & Motorsport (OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2)
  • Chemical / Pharmaceutical
  • Electrical & Electronic
  • FMCG
  • Food & Drink
  • Foundry, Casting & Machining
  • Lighting
  • Marine
  • Medical Devices
  • Nuclear & Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Plastics (Extrusion, Blow Moulding, Injection Moulding)
  • Pumps, Valves & Hydraulics
  • Rail
  • Renewable
  • Special Purpose Machinery
  • White Goods
  • Yellow Goods

The job titles and skills we recruit for are:


Mechanical Design & Development

Chief Engineer, Design Engineer, Design Manager, Development Engineer, Development Manager, Engineering Manager, Principle Engineer, Technical Director, Technical Manager


8D, Ansys, ATI Vision, Autocad, Autodesk, BOSCH, C++, CAD, CAE, CANape, CANalyzer, CANbus, CATIA, Creo, DFM, DFSS, Dreamwaver, dSpace, EATS, ETAS, FEA, HIL, HTML, Hypermesh, Inca , Inventor, Java, Matlab, PDM/PLM ,Pro Engineer, Ricardo Wave, Solidworks, Simulink, OBD, SIEMENS Teamcentre, Unigraphics NX, XML
  • Manufacturing

    Foundry Manager, Machine Shop Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Production Engineer, Production Manager, Production Planner, Works Manager.


    Change, CNC Programming, Design, DFM, DFSS, Lean, KPI Management, P&L, Sigma
  • Quality

    Audit Manager, CMM Operator, Metallurgist, Metrologist, Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Director, Quality Engineer, Quality Inspector, Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Manager.


    APQP, AS Quality Standards, Audit, CAPA, cGMP, change,continuous improvement, CMM, EASA quality standards, First article Inspection, GAMP, GMP, IOSH, IRIS standards, ISO quality Standards, manual inspection, NADCAP, NEBOSH, PPAP, SOP, TS Quality Standards
  • Change Management & Continuous Improvement

    Change Manager, Lean Engineer, Lean Manager, Process Engineer.


    5s, Change Management Continuous Improvement, Kaizan, Lean, OEE, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt, TPS
  • Operations Management

    Factory Managers, General Managers, Operations Managers, Plant Managers.


    Change, Lean, multi site, P&L responsibility, report to Board level, Sigma, supplier management.
  • Maintenance

    Controls Engineer, Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Multi-skilled Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Service Engineer, Service Manager.


    GMP, Fault finding, OEE, PPM, preventative maintenance, TPM.
  • Technical Sales

    Proposals Engineers, : Sales Engineers, Sales Managers.


    BOM, Design, Estimates, Proposals, presentations, proactive, sales, technical backgrounds.
  • Casting & Machining

    Boring, CNC Programmer, CNC Setter, Die Maker, erosion, Foundry Manager, lathe, Machine Shop Manager, Machine Shop Managers, milling, Metallurgist, Patternmaker, Toolmaker, turning.


    Apprentice trained, CAD/CAM, CNC Programming using all packages, first article inspection, offline programming, programme editing.
  • Tooling

    Die Maker, Toolmaker, Tooling Director, Tooling Managers.


    Apprentice trained, CAD, CNC machining, CNC programming, design, erosion, fixtures, gauges, injection mould, jigs, manual machining, milling, turning, press.
  • Electrical Design, Development & Commissioning

    Commissioning Engineer, Commissioning Manager, Controls Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Protection Engineer, SCADA Engineer, Senior authorised person, Switching Engineer.


    BOM, commissioning, Controls, control panel, HV, LV, MV, primary design, Proposals, Protection, SAP, SCADA, Schematics, secondary design, substation, Switching.
  • Health, Safety & Environmental

    Health & Safety Manager, HSE Manager, QHSE Manager, Site Manager.


    IIRSMIEMA, ISO 14000 series, OHSAS 18001.
  • Project Management

    Program Director, Program Manager, Project Engineer, Project Manager.


    Multi level projects, organizational skills, P&L responsibility, Prince 2, report to senior level, Technical background .
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Specialist Oil & Gas Recruitment

Unsworth-Wright are Engineering specialist’s and we recruit globally within the Oil & Gas sector, providing pre-mobilization and locational support for our Clients and candidates where needed.
  • The key skillsets we can provide

    • Installation & Commissioning
    • Civil & Structural
    • Drilling
    • Plant & Process
    • Subsea
    • Sub Surface
    • E&P
    • Project & Planning services
    • Mechanical & reliability
    • Piping
    • Marine
    • Safety
    • Quality
    • Process Engineering
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Specialist IT Recruitment

Unsworth-Wright recruits globally for IT specialists. Our Consultants have an extensive knowledge of the IT industry gained over a number of years. We go to great effort to ensure our expertise remains at the leading edge of new technologies.

The job titles and skills we recruit for are:


Technical Support

1st/2nd/3rd/4th Line Desktop and Network Support, Application Support (Windows, Exchange, Linux, Unix, Novel, etc).
  • Comms

    TCP/IP, Ethernet, LAN, WAN, IPV4/IPV6, VPN.
  • DBA’s/Database Designers

    SQL Server, Oracle, Ingress, Informix, Databasic, Access, FoxPro, DBMS, DB2, etc.
  • Oracle/BEA

    Weblogic, Aqualogic, Websphere, BPM, SOA, ESB, etc.
  • Business Intelligence

    BI, Data warehousing, OLAP, SSRS, SSAS, SSIS etc.
  • Open Systems

    JAVA, J2EE, J2SE, JSP, UML, Servlets etc.
  • Web Design and Development

    PHP, Zend, Flash, Flex, Actionscript, HTML, CSS, W3C, WAI, Information Architecture, .Net, Coldfusion, GUI, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Javascript, etc.
  • Microsoft Developers

    ASP.NET, VB.NET, VISUALBASIC, (Agile, OOP/OOD, MVC, Sharepoint, Silverlight, Navision/Dynamics/Great Plains, CMS, Umbraco, etc.).
  • Mobile Developers

    Android, IOS, Blackberry, RIM, API, QNX, etc.
  • Testing

    LoadRunner, WinRunner, Rational Suite etc.
  • SAP

    Functional and Technical Consultants, FI/CO, MM, HR, BI, etc.
  • IT Security

    CLASS Consultants, Firewall, Threat Detection, Ethical Hacking etc.
  • Embedded/Real Time

    RTOS, VXworks, Nucleos, pSos, Embedded C/C++, Embedded Linux etc.
  • Hardware Engineers

    Analogue and Digital Design, DSP, ASIC, FPGA, VHDL, PIC, IC Design, Microcontrollers, Xilinix, Altrium, PCB, USB, UART, PLC, etc.
  • Senior Appointments

    Technical Architects, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Scrum Master, IT Managers, Development Managers, Programme Managers, IT Directors, Development Directors etc.
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Unsworth-Wright is located in the business district of central Manchester, close to train stations and parking facilities.

Whether you are a Client seeking Candidates, a Candidate seeking a new role or a Recruitment Consultant who would like to find out more about working for us, we would love to hear from you.

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Find Us

Unsworth-Wright Recruitment 45a Edge Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1HW Office: 07980381011
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Unsworth-Wright are always looking for talented recruiters to join the team!

  • Our logic

    After conducting in-depth market research with over 150 UK based recruitment consultants and managers, we found we needed to evolve to create a business where individuals can work to their strengths and consultants are encouraged show entrepreneurial flair. Continuously, we are building something unique - for ourselves and for the people who are helping us build the business from the ground up. You will not meet a more motivated team than ours. Unsworth-Wright is a fair and loyal employer and we believe you should be rewarded for hard work and success. Our aim is to develop people quickly into management or principle level roles, and for very select few – shareholder positions. Are you interested in a career with Unsworth-Wright? You can contact us confidentially at
  • Current Live Vacancies

    We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
    • Senior Oil & Gas Consultant – Divisional Head (Contract or perm)
    • Recruitment Consultants - 9 months + experience
    • Recruitment Resourcers - sales backgrounds preferred, degree not necessary
  • What can Unsworth-Wright offer You?

    We offer an extremely competetive package:
    • Competitive basic salary
    • Warm Desk
    • Exceptional Commission Structure
    • Minimal KPI’s
    • Personal incentives bespoke to the individual
    • Daily, monthly and quarterly holiday incentives
    • Laptop & Blackberry
    • Duvet Days
    • Fast Track progression with possibility of share option for select few
    • Best of breed Client & Candidate database – market leading (250k+ candidates)
    • Flexible working hours after probation
    • The opportunity to have a large impact on the business
    • Birthdays - extra paid holiday
    • Monthly Gym membership contribution & flexibility to workout
    • Structured internal and external ongoing training
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