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Senior Engineering Recruitment Specialist

Job Description

Senior Engineering Recruitment Specialist
(£70 - 80k OTE)

VANRATH is Northern Ireland's leading specialist recruitment consultancy, successfully operating within the Northern Ireland marketplace for over 20 years.

During this time, we have successfully placed over 15,000 employees into career defining roles, we have helped build, shape and support organisations from the ground up, many of which now support the burgeoning NI economy, and during this time, have become the highest rated recruitment agency in Northern Ireland.

VANRATH also set the tone for how specialist recruitment should operate, with many of our consultants living and breathing their respective industries and why time after time, organisations and job seekers alike, choose VANRATH as their preferred recruitment partner of choice.


As a business, VANRATH is experiencing record turnover and growth, a direct result of our continued investment and focus, to being the key recruitment partner for organisations located within Northern Ireland for the next 20 + years and beyond.

This includes a newly refurbished office located in central Belfast, offering premium facilities and working conditions for you to excel within, a best-in-class training function, with access to the some of the most respected and experienced consultants in the NI marketplace, ensuring you are set up for success and a market leading salary and benefits package which ensures you feel rewarded for you hard work.

This is an extremely attractive role that offers the successful candidate exceptional earning potential (£70k-£80k+).

The Opportunity

Due to increased demand from our clients within the Engineering sector, we are seeking highly ambitious recruitment or sales professionals to join our team and further develop these markets.

Within these respective industries, we work with many of Northern Ireland's best-known companies, and have fostered partnerships with hiring managers across multiple business lines including Engineering, Technical, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality and NPD.

This particular opportunity will provide a warm desk which can be further sculpted for growth and personal development in a growing and highly supportive team.

The Ideal Person

  • A strong academic profile
  • 2 - 3 year's Recruitment, or Consultative Sales experience


  • Relevant experience within the respective industry of Engineering/Manufacturing.

(We have multiple examples of high performing consultants that have moved from their respective industries and forged successful careers within recruitment).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and significant gravitas
  • Strong and ambitious work ethic


Those joining the VANRATH team will enjoy:

  • Excellent base salary numbers
  • A guaranteed OTE for a period (6 months plus) as you get to grips with the recruitment flow within VANRATH
  • Uncapped commission of up to 25% of everything on placement fees generated
  • Client entertainment expenses
  • Free Private Health Care
  • Westfield Rewards
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme

With an office based in Belfast city centre, VANRATH offers a supportive and respectful working environment where you will work with exceptional clients and support the career aspirations of dynamic and highly driven candidates within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Bench-marking against other recruitment agencies and similar professional sales sectors within NI has shown year on year, that our consultants have earned significantly more in their OTE!

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Richard McFarland (Head of Talent) for a confidential conversation about life at VANRATH.

All initial conversations can be held off-site if necessary, and total discretion will be guaranteed.