We can help you to attract engineering talent and retain your best people.

You'll be in safe hands with Optima. After registering a role with us, we'll go through the intricacies of the role and your business to make sure we don't just find the right candidates on a technical basis, but we can help find people who will fit in culturally, too, and share the same values.

Similarly, if you're looking for a new role, or at least open to new opportunities, we'll delve into your career so far and your goals and aspirations for the future so that we can match your profile with the right roles and with business who will help support you to get to where you want to be.

We focus on the following markets within manufacturing businesses:

PLC Programming / Controls
Continuous Improvement
Lean Manufacturing
Mechanical Design

People who work with us are genuinely part of a partnership and we're more than just a Recruitment Agency, we're a genuine Engineering Talent Consultancy.

Latest Jobs

Below is a list of the roles we are working on at the moment. Click read more to view the full advert and then click apply if the role appeals to you. Each Consultant's details will be at the side of the page so you can get in touch with them them if you have any questions.
Becoming comfortable at being uncomfortable
Can you imagine going to the gym first thing in the morning, doing a full workout, then spending the day in work? Nah me neither. I’ve tried it, and it didn’t last longer than one or two attempts. But there is something in going to the gym several times a week, and the impact it could have on your work, and even your career, as a whole.
Drink the poison – Why in work it’s important to forget your mistakes quickly
A line often used by legendary Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, ‘drink the poison’ is what he refers to when players make mistakes in football matches. At the top level of elite football, mistakes are magnified and replayed throughout the world on television and Social Media.
Questions You Should Ask During the Hiring Process
As a candidate, you should aim to find out as much as you can about a job, and this goes beyond simply asking what your day to day would be like. It means finding out about everything from company culture and the onboarding process to the possible opportunities for career development.
How Can Hiring Managers Make Their Recruitment Process More Equitable and Inclusive?
Recruitment can sometimes be prone to bias, leading to a non-inclusive strategy. Did you know that men are twice as likely to get hired, regardless of the hiring manager's gender? This blog explores how recruiters and hiring managers can make their interview and assessment process as well as their candidate attraction strategy more equitable and inclusive.
DIY Recruitment: A Guide to Running Effective Referral Campaigns and Utilising Your Network
With cost reduction a key theme amongst UK businesses many are turning to innovative and cost-effective methods to find the right talent. DIY recruitment, or Do-It-Yourself recruitment, is gaining popularity as businesses seek to take matters into their own hands. In this article, we will explore two powerful strategies to help companies recruit themselves: running effective referral campaigns and utilising their networks for headhunting.
How to Ensure Your Video Interviewing is Up to Scratch
The way we work and conduct business has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, especially when it comes to recruiting. The traditional methods of recruiting - which largely focused on meeting candidates in person, and asking questions face to face - are no longer the only option.

My Testimonial

We approached Optima during our search for technical roles within the business, Kyle and the team were great in helping us shape our needs and hone in on the type of person we actually needed, rather than just what the job description had in its text.
From the outset, Optima presented us with candidates that really did not need shortlisting by ourselves, and the shortened our process significantly. Optima remained in contact with the candidates and us to ensure that any issues were managed, and that initial telephone interviews were conducted at pace, so we could down select.
Helping the candidates prepare for interview by giving them the “story” of our roles, meant that interviewees were well prepared before face to face interviews, and understood not only the current task, but the direction we wanted to go in the future, which ensured our side of the process was easy to conduct.
Post recruitment by managing candidate contact, Optima ensured we worked with candidates through to joining us, preparing them for smooth onboarding and reducing the time it took to get to know the business.
Ops Manager @ AE Aerospace
About Kyle Davies
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan for a contract position I worked through Optima. The process was easy, well communicated, and easy flowing. I would highly recommend Optima; their professional but friendly way of work is second to none!
Jamie W, Mechanical Design Contractor
About Ryan Lockett
Absolutely excellent! Initial call was with Kyle (he placed me in my previous role) Dani was just starting with Optima. Dani and I had a detailed review of what I had done, my experience and what I wanted! A Quality Manager role In Blackpool Great wage (no travel) Can go to gym in morning before work (but still won’t) Spot on all the way! Thanks Team Optima!!
Diane H, Quality Manager
About Dani Montgomery
In a competitive market, Recruitment Consultants need to stand out from the crowd, more so now than before COVID-19. The days of promising the earth but then disappearing the get the next quick win are gone for now and a more long term, considerate and personal service is required. After all, it’s the candidates that actually earn the fees and support the brands reputation. For me, Optima Consultancy Services, Grace in particular, has done just that. Grace communicates with me pro-actively, whether good, bad or indeed no news. Grace is always cheerful, trustworthy and insightful into market conditions. I look forward to success with Optima Consultancy Services and continuing this relationship for many years to come.
Nigel B, Business Executive
For Grace Brewer