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We’re one of the UK’s leading recruitment consultancies for construction, engineering and property.

Skilled Careers is one of the UK’s leading professional search and recruitment consultancies for construction, engineering and property on both permanent and contract assignments.

We are the effective and trusted link between highly skilled and experienced candidates and the country’s most reputable employers in these industries.

Why choose Skilled Careers?

If you’re a business owner or administrator, or looking to take action on your next career plan, you’ll know there’s a sea of recruitment services to choose from. However, while this industry continues to thrive, we observe that many well-known recruitment services fail to meet the needs of both candidates and companies swiftly and effectively, leading to reports of dissatisfaction and delay.

We developed Skilled Careers to break the mould of sluggish and risky recruitment, building our values on pro-activity, promptness and client support.

Here are three more reasons why businesses and individuals choose Skilled Careers

Our consultants have a great deal of experience working with professionals in these sectors and understand the demands of the industry. We can therefore communicate easily with both clients and candidates, reducing time and uncertainty.

Our associates together have more than 100 years of experience in recruitment and continue to be in tune to the needs of our clients through growth and change. We regularly refresh and adapt our consultant training in response to the shifting needs of our clients.

Our clients report successful and lasting employment relationships and this is because we work hard to guarantee their needs are met swiftly and efficiently. To find out more about how Skilled Careers can provide both positions and candidates, get in touch with us here.

Specialist areas

By focusing on core specialist areas we can offer a specific and insightful service.

Architecture & Design
Our A & D team are dedicated to finding you the key creative professionals you need to map out your project and realise the vision from start to finish, on time and on budget.

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Building Services Design M&E
As one of the leading recruitment companies for building services and design in the UK we recruit across a full range of building services and M & E positions and for all contract types.

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Civil & Structural Engineering
At Skilled Careers we have a successful track record in providing experienced professional and technical staff to the private and publicly financed sectors in civil construction.

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Project Management & Surveying
Skilled Careers are specialists in providing surveying jobs for permanent, temporary and contract positions.

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At Skilled Careers we understand the importance of managing risk, respecting schedule and budget constraints, and having complete clarity on projects.

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Residential is a fast-moving and dynamic industry and at Skilled Careers we recognise the value of experience and insight in this complex sector.

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Trades & Labour
At Skilled Careers we aim to connect skilled and devoted tradesmen with a position that uses the best of their experience.

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M&E Contracting
We provide M & E contracting positions across a range of technical projects, with both permanent and temporary contract types.

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Social Housing
Skilled Careers are specialists in purveying Social Housing and Residential jobs for permanent, temporary and contract positions.

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Facilities Management
At Skilled Careers we aim to connect skilled and devoted tradesmen with a position that uses the best of their experience.

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Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
We provide M & E contracting positions across a range of technical projects, with both permanent and temporary contract types.

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Admin, Support, Sales & Marketing
Skilled Careers are specialists in purveying Social Housing and Residential jobs for permanent, temporary and contract positions.

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What They’re Saying

I found Skilled Careers’ attitude and professionalism outstanding. Their understanding of my experience, preferences and skills was a key part of the process and gave me the option to interview with several leading consultancies, helping me to a secure a career with the industry’s best. I would have no hesitation in referring fellow professionals to Skilled Careers as they understood my needs perfectly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them again for all their help.

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Skilled Careers has dealt with our company for a number of years and they’re a company that can be relied upon for their guidance and advice. Requests are dealt with promptly and good communication is always kept, particularly in regards to candidate’s situations. Skilled Careers are a proactive, forward thinking, professional organisation, their experience and knowledge is invaluable.

Health & Safety Director – London

I would highly recommend Skilled Careers. They managed to find me work really quickly and I received all my details of my placement on the same day too. The first day of my placement, I was met by my consultant, to help ease those first day nerves. They have also kept in touch with me to see how my placement is going and kept me up to date with any news they received. Thank you again for everything…

Administrator – Essex

We have worked with Skilled Careers over the last few years and they have provided us with an excellent service. They listen carefully to our needs as a company and expectations we require from the designers who work for us. We have successfully recruited three permanent positions in the last year. We have found them extremely efficient and a joy to work with.

Director – Interior Designer

After two weeks at my new company, I’m just writing to thank you and your team for your prompt and efficient service in finding me a job that exactly matched my requirements – even more impressive in the current economic climate. Everything was arranged quickly and efficiently and feedback from the interviews was always prompt. I hope I won’t need your services for a while but would have no hesitation in coming back to you in the future! Thanks once again.

Senior Mechanical Engineer – Essex

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in the recruitment process. We have had issues previously with recruitment companies who have not validated the ability of the candidates and this has cost us a lot in the past. The whole recruitment process with yourselves has been very easy with fast responses to any questions we raised and you have been friendly and easy to deal with. Many thanks.

Senior Partner – Structural Consultancy

Having worked with Skilled Careers since 2014 I have always found them to be diligent and attentive. They consistently provide a good calibre of candidate for our design and technical roles which more often than not lead to employment offers being made. I would not hesitate in recommending their services to the remainder of the Group.

Associate DirectorConstruction Main Contractor

I worked closely with Skilled Careers for a number of years and was continually impressed by the quality of the candidates they put forward and their thoroughness in reviewing the candidates before sending them through. I could not recommend them more.

DirectorConstruction and Civil Engineering Main Contractor

Just want to say Skilled Careers really came through for me this week. They got me guys in London and Kent at really short notice. And of particular importance the candidates were really good and of a high quality.

Partner Delivery ManagerNational Utility Contractor

I can without doubt recommend Skilled Careers, they stand out in the Industry with professionalism, understanding and being respectful towards candidates. I met them in a period of my professional career when I was not particularly interested in a career move, but their approach convinced me to consider the position recommended and I actually ended up moving forward with it, while it proved to be a great one.

Senior Design Manager

I worked very closely with Skilled Careers as a contractor since arriving in London 5 years ago. I have always had great job opportunities and promptly got work when I needed it from the Civils recruitment team. Thank you for your professionalism. I always highly recommended Skilled Careers to my friends and colleagues.


I would like to take the time to thank you for your help in finding me a position. I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by both you and your company. The level of communication was excellent and I was kept fully informed of potential positions and given good feedback by you.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Skilled Careers to either an individual looking for a position or a company looking for potential employees.

Facilities Manager

I am very picky on new companies when job hunting and Skilled Careers can always find me the best companies and perfect positions. I have known them for years; they know the market very well and are always very patient and professional. I highly recommend them to every job hunter!

Technical Co-Ordinator

Skilled Careers took time to find out what I wanted and the skills and experience that I had before suggesting a number of employers to approach. They were high professional and kept me fully and regularly informed throughout the process.

Interior Designer

I would definitely recommend Skilled Careers for their professionalism and brilliant service! Top agency with great recruiters who can help you to develop your career plan and find the best job for you.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Really friendly people and very helpful, been with them for years and paid on time, every time.

REVIT Technician

Worked for Skilled Careers for over 3 years, always kept me busy, wages always on time, they were always there at the end of the phone for help and advice.

Gas Engineer

I cannot rate Skilled Careers highly enough. An excellent level of service and support. The team are truly professional and extremely proficient and consistent in delivering results.

Quantity Surveyor

Skilled Careers have placed me on a number of assignments over the last 3 or 4 years....lasting from a few weeks to over a year, my last role turned into a permanent one. I have always found them professional, conscientious and a pleasure to work with.

Building Services Engineer

Skilled Careers helped me land a great job and I have been there ever since. Very professional and helpful.

Project Manager

They have helped me get my ideal job, my advisor is nice and professional and always available to assist. Thank you Skilled Careers.


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