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We’re as passionate about engineering as we are about recruitment. Leading specialists, we're based in the north of England, but placing top engineering candidates with some of the best known companies across the entire country as well as overseas. We’ve an impressive 60 years’ experience under our belts. Whether you’re a candidate, client or someone looking to join the team, we look forward to helping you achieve your recruitment goals.

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    Years of experience in engineering recruitment

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    Northwest engineering clients

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    Strong core values, by which we live and breathe

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    Shared goal - to be the leading Northwest engineering recruitment consultancy

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    Cups of tea and coffee consumed weekly in DATS HQ


  • ​"After a year out of the country I returned to the UK unemployed. Just four days after landing, DATS had set up an interview with my future employer! DATS provided a very professional service and I would highly recommend them."

  • ​"Overall, I was impressed with my consultant’s technical knowledge, the number of relevant job roles and their speedy approach."

  • ​"I unexpectedly found myself on the market of a career opportunity and was contacted by DATS out of the blue. The professional and dedicated manner in which I was helped to secure a new role, with a professional, forward-thinking company was beyond my expectations. My sincerest thanks once again."

  • ​"I was really happy with the support I received from DATS Recruitment as a candidate. Now as an employee and as part of an organisation looking to potentially recruit in the future I would highly recommend the services of DATS to both candidates and clients."

  • ​"DATS values relationship building on both sides of the coin to ensure an excellent candidate pool, but also to represent our company to the highest standards. I’d strongly recommend them!"

  • ​"DATS Recruitment really takes the time to get to know our key members of staff so as to understand and promote our culture accurately. As a result, we have had hired several of their engineering candidates and are pleased to say they are still with us today."

  • ​"We’ve worked with DATS for a few years now and have found them to be extremely professional in their offering – both for permanent and contract positions. They respond very promptly and offer excellent candidates. We rated DATS ‘excellent’ in their overall performance and would certainly recommend them."

  • ​"DATS supplied us with many suitable CVs for our senior designer vacancy, one of which we subsequently employed. They took the time to fully understand our requirements so as to minimise the number of unsuitable candidates offered."

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DATS Recruitment winning a Recruitment International/TIARA award for best apprenticeship scheme
DATS Recruitment Team at Recruiter Awards in London
DATS Recruitment Team take part in ST Rocco's Hospice Dragon Boat race
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We’re an ambitious bunch; passionate about recruitment, engineering and perhaps most importantly, providing a service to our candidates and clients that’s second to none.

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I'm a Candidate

Are you an engineering professional? If so, you’re in the right place. We’ve helped thousands of technical and design candidates find exciting, rewarding roles with some of the best-known engineering companies in the Uk and overseas.

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I'm a Client

We know that attracting and retaining the best engineering talent can be a challenge. That’s why at DATS we really take the time to get to know you, your business and culture, before matching potential candidates with you. 

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Psychometric Testing Service

Do you want to make better hiring decisions based on more than just gut feeling? ​

Gain the confidence to recruit the right talent to fit with your business with our Personal Profile Analysis. DATS Recruitment is internationally accredited to Thomas International, which means we can provide you with valuable insight into a candidate's personality, behaviours, working styles, motivators, and more.

We offer one-off assessments to help with tough decisions between two final candidates, or testing for every role as part of your ongoing recruitment process.​