24 July 2018 : Recruiting now!!


Skillection are currently seeking the following skilled professionals for a range of manufacturing / engineering organisations across the UK.

·         project managers

·          cnc manufacturing

·         cnc miller

·         cnc turner

·         estimators

·         sheet metal fabricators

·         quantity surveyor

·         conventional machinist

·         production manager

·         service engineer

·         maintenance engineer

·         sales engineer

·          cadcam programmer


If you are seeking a new job or you know of someone that is thinking about making a move please pass them our details.

Equally if your business is seeking similar candidates we would be delighted to assist.

Thank you in advance. Helen

Please check out http://www.skillection.co.uk/Careers/ where you will find all our up to date vacancies.

If you are a skilled individual across the world of manufacturing and you’re looking for a fab new role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your CV helen@skillection.co.uk

Your local industrial recruitment specialist.


Skillection Ltd

8 Hare Park Drive,


West Yorkshire,

WF15 8DH1924


13 July 2018 : 3 candidates placed this week


We have been cheering on the England boys and it has been a shame we didn’t make it to the final. The whole country has been behind them and overall, I feel everyone has been very proud of our team.

It’s been a fab busy week here at the Skillection HQ.  We have placed 3 very capable candidates in new roles this week:

Cable Assembly Technician

Senior Process Engineer

Design Engineer


Please check out http://www.skillection.co.uk/Careers/ where you will find all our up to date vacancies.

If you are a skilled individual across the world of manufacturing and you’re looking for a fab new role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your CV helen@skillection.co.uk


Your local industrial recruitment specialist.


Skillection Ltd

8 Hare Park Drive,


West Yorkshire,

WF15 8DH1924

29 June 2018 : Industrial Recruitment


Skillection industrial recruitment specialists in West Yorkshire.

Wow what a busy week here in the Skillection office & what record breaking weather we have had.

I hope some of you have been able to enjoy it. I for sure will be making the most of it this weekend.

We have picked up some fab new roles this week.

Please check out http://www.skillection.co.uk/Careers/ where you will find the all.

Skillection are working with many precision engineering organisations throughout Yorkshire, Greater Manchester & Derbyshire.

These clients produce parts and components across a range of industry sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, Motor Sport, Defence, Nuclear, OIL & GAS to name but a few along with other bespoke applications.

These clients are always seeking apprentice trained / time served skilled and focussed individuals to join their teams.

They are often seeking the following skill sets:Indutrial Recruitment

CNC Millers & CNC Turners – all levels from setter operators to programmer, setters & operators

Manual / Conventional Machinists – both Milling and Turners (Lathe machinists)

Toolmakers and Toolroom Machinists

CMM Inspectors

CADCAM Programmers   


If you are a skilled individual seeking a new opportunity please do not hesitate to contact Helen for more information or submit your CV to helen@skillection.co.uk

Here are some of the of the positions Skillection can help recruit for:

Maintenance / Service / Install Engineers
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers
Assembly Technicians
Lean Professionals
CADCAM Programmers
CNC/Manual Machinists
Design Engineers
R&D Engineers
Project Engineers
Application Engineers
Quality Engineers / Inspectors / Managers
Manufacturing & Production Engineers / Managers
Toolmakers / Toolroom Fitters
Mechanical Fitters
Welder / Fabricators / Sheet Metal Workers
Technical Sales / Business Development
Office Support

Contact us today and see the wealth of career opportunities that are out there.

Skillection Ltd

8 Hare Park Drive


WF15 8DH

01924 501636











01 June 2018 : Summer Has Landed


Hurray summer has landed. 


Happy Friday and happy first day of a fab new month. 


Wishing you all a summer of love, laughter, fun and success. 




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29 May 2018 : Fresh Week


Good morning all - hope you all had a fantastic bank holiday weekend. 


I certainly enjoyed the time off and spent time with family friends in the sunshine.


Have a wonderful week.





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26 May 2018 : Urgent Requirements

 Morning all

I am seeking the following skill sets for a varied range of organisations. All competitive rates of pay.

So if you are looking for a move, or you know of someone that is please pass on my details:

07388 363113 / 01924 501636

CNC Miller/Turners all levels (programmers, operators, setters)
Must be apprentice trained/time served, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Midlands, Cambridgeshire

Process/Production Engineer  - Huddersfield

Electrical/Mechanical/Multiskilled Engineers - Huddersfield 

Process Engineer & Safety Instrumentation Systems Engineer - Bradford Must hold degree or equiv in chemical engineering/processing 

Quality & Safety Manager - Merseyside - Aerospace 

CADCAM Engineer - ONECNC & SOLIDWORKS - Greater Manchester - CNC Machine Shop 

Field Service Technician - Petrochemical, UK & International travel, mechanically bias 

Thank you & have a great Bank Holiday Weekend

01 May 2018 : Pinch Punch


I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to you as today is the 1st of May and it’s a time to celebrate this wonderful new month.


We have spring holidays around the corner and hopefully we have some lovely sunshine to come. A fresh month with new challenges and hopefully plenty of success to celebrate.


As the year is now whizzing by and I just wanted to drop a quick note as a reminder of the services and support I offer organisations across the country.


Skillection Ltd offer permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions across engineering, technical, maintenance, production, quality, senior management, sales and office support.


If you have a role you are looking to fill or maybe opportunities on the horizon you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


We are flexible with our rates and terms in order to find a recruitment solution that is cost effective and that works.

27 April 2018 : FRIYAY


Good morning everyone - hope you all have a wonderful Friday.


Please keep checking the Skillection website for up to date opportunities www.skillection.co.uk


Skillection Ltd offer specialist recruitment across the manufacturing sector throughout the UK. Many positions are currently across Yorkshire and the North West. 


Thank you everyone and please keep spreading the Skillection word.




01924 501636

07388 363113

8 Hare Park Drive, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 8DH

23 April 2018 : Testimonial - Ali - April 2018

Helen took the time to find out more about my skills and contacted me about a job opportunity that matched and challenged my abilities.

Thanks to her advice and help I got the position and start this week.

She's friendly, professional and easy to contact.

06 April 2018 : Weekly Round Up


Well it's been a tough old week this week for one reason or another.


One of the biggest challenges is chasing feedback from clients off the back of interviews along with obtaining feedback from CV's. I'm blaming the Easter Break though as many people are off work with the kids, so lots of contacts are out of office, or contacts are having to join forces to cover for people that are on annual leave. If you are one of the candidate’s patiently waiting, I’m sorry and I am chasing up for you. 


I'm hoping next week is more positive and lots of lovely feedback comes in that I can relay back to candidates. Watch this space. 


I have arranged several interviews for a new client for next week along with picking up or 5 jobs again for new companies so all in all a very good week on that front.


Another busy week planned for next week mainly resourcing for all active roles along with a visit to the MACH 2018 Exhibition in Birmingham #mach2018. If you are heading there and would like to meet up I'd love to hear from you.




Have a great weekend everyone. 








Skillection Ltd


8 Hare Park Drive




WF15 8DH


01924 501636






05 April 2018 : CV's

The sheer volume of candidates seeking new opportunities and applying for jobs with out of date CV's is getting ridiculous.

I would say more people apply for jobs with out of date CV's than up to date ones.

A CV is the 1st and only opportunity to sell yourself to the client and to the specific job of interest.

It MUST be up to date with any blank dates explained.

Even if the recent job(s) are not relevant to the desired one it should still be in the CV so the CV flows and shows the timeline of employment.

All the duties and responsibilities need to be on there and candidates shouldn't be afraid to sell themselves. It's their opportunity to shine. Why should the client employ them!

If candidates cannot take the time to update their CV it doesn't showcase them as serious in the want to find new employment opportunities.

They need to spend some time updating prior to heading out into the marketplace.


Skillection Ltd
WF15 8DH
01924 501636

03 April 2018 : Fresh Month


I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break? 


I for sure am feeling extremely positive and focused after the break. It's the start of a fresh new month and we are now heading into Spring (hopefully we've had the last of the snow!). 




I think the start of a new month gives you the opportunity to realign your goals, set some new ones and start as you mean to go on.




I am determined this month to get moving more and eat better after the Easter eggs. What’s your goals?




I am looking forward to attending the Mach Exhibition this month where I will meet up with clients new and old.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the wondering world of engineering. 




Lots of active jobs at the moment all can be found under the vacancy page plus aiming to get many more and place lots of lovely candidates too.




Here's to a record breaking April for us all. 




Please feel free to get in touch with your recruitment requirements and questions.






Helen – Director


Skillection Ltd


8 Hare Park Drive




WF15 8DH


01924 501636






23 March 2018 : Permanent V's Temp-Perm


Why are some organisations still adamant on Temp to Perm contracts when we have stats like this?

“We have the lowest unemployment rate since 2005, and people already in work are becoming more hesitant about moving jobs amid Brexit uncertainty,” said the group’s chief executive, Kevin Green (REC), indicating that there is a smaller domestic pool of potential employees from which companies can find workers.

The shortage is most intense in the engineering sector which has warned for years that too few trainees are coming through the education system.

Even though the facts are there I am still getting the odd organisation adamant they will only offer they old school temp to perm contract for candidates.  

Permanent recruitment, i.e. the candidate being on the client’s books from the start gives the candidate a permanent contract with the employer rather than weekly pay through an agency.

In my experience I think the words temp to perm puts people off. I wouldn’t leave a permanent job for a temp to perm job, would you?  But why do some organisations expect candidates to do this when they have families, mortgages and life commitments.

Permanent recruitment provides candidates with confidence from the start and works far better for all of the clients and candidate’s I work with.  

Organisations sometimes say, how do I know they will fit in and be right for the role? It is always a risk but ensuring a thorough recruitment process is carried out along with work based competency tests can help this. Offering permanent contract also still gives clients the chance to get to know the candiate and how they will fit in to the business as there is the agency refund and rebate scheme along with the organisations own probationary period. All of this added with employment law terms can give organisations up to 2 years to release a candidate from their business. Why wouldn't a business want to believe in their own recruitment process and in the candiate from the outset?

Working in and industry with huge skill shortage, businesses need to be competing and attracting the best talent away from some of the bigger employers out there and I feel offering permanent contracts from the start works best. 

I feel that if businesses want to find the best candidates that are committed and focussed to working with them for the long term they need to be working this way.


What do you think?



Best regards


Helen Mitchell-Hayes




Technical & Engineering


UK Manufacturing




T:   01924 501636


M: 07388 363113




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Website: www.skillection.co.uk


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20 February 2018 :


Morning all - what a crazy busy week here in the Skillection office. Hope you have all had a great week.


Please keep checking the website for opportunities and do not hesitate to contact me if you are looking for skilled individuals for your business or if your looking for a change in role. Thank You, Helen




01924 501636

07388 363113


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