First Hand Recruitment

Who are we?

First Hand Recruitment are an award-winning Technical Recruitment Agency providing bespoke recruitment services to customers in the Engineering, Defence & High-Technology Markets.

We offer contingency permanent and retained search services to a wide range of interesting and specialist companies across the UK.

Our staff have been recognised with Industry Awards for excellence and are experts in their specialist sectors. We have over 12 years industry experience recruiting the hard to fill vacancies in the security cleared space.

Specialisms and Market Knowledge

  • Experience of recruiting in the following markets:
    • Marine and Naval Systems
    • Defence & Aerospace
    • Engineering & Technology
    • RF and Wireless Technology
    • Cyber Security

We are specialists in identifying candidates that hold or are eligible for SC or DV Security Clearance.


What our clients say:

“I highly rate Andrew’s skills and services as a recruiter. Throughout the whole process, he was proactive and very knowledgeable in suggesting potential job opportunities and arranging for interviews, paperwork etc. I cannot recommend him enough and have already referred him to other friends and colleagues. Thank you!” Engineering Manager – Defence & Marine Engineering Company

“Andrew is a fantastic recruiter and in helping to secure my latest position has delivered a first-class service. His enthusiasm, drive and knowledge of the industry made the whole process very easy and stress-free. I really valued the way he combined a personal approach with total focus on getting the job done. I’m thoroughly grateful for his hard work – he is tenacious, committed and the consummate professional. I really enjoyed working with him and have already recommended his services to other professional job seekers and firms” Senior Consultant, Tech Management Consultancy



Sectors we specialise in

Engineering & Technology
RF & Wireless Technology
Cyber Security