Meet the Team

Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill

Founder & MD
Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke

Recruitment Manager
John Anderson

John Anderson

Mitch Jenderko

Mitch Jenderko


Our Results

Years Established

Immediate Vacancies

Career Placements

Celebrating years of success!

Memories of fantastic people, past and present, who have shaped our business

Celebrating 21 years of success

Success Stories

Sarah Clarke

Review by:

Graduate Mechanical Designer

Fantastic team.

Very friendly and professional.

Helped with everything from interview prep to answering any queries and chasing up responses.

I always felt like I was in good hands.

Thank you for your help in gaining my first graduate role!

Highly recommended

Sarah Clarke

Review by:

CEO – Machinery Manufacturer

Sharon and the team at Automation Experts have worked with us for many years, getting to know the requirements of our business, both technically and culturally.

We are a specialist business, so our recruitment needs are very demanding, we work together to get the best candidates.

If you want help and support to recruit the right people give them a call, you won’t get a barrage of CVs, just candidates that will fit your business.

Mitch Jenderko

Review by:

Automation Engineer

Automation Experts contacted me after matching my CV to roles that were being advertised.

They were very professional and responsive to my concerns throughout the process of matching my skills with the posts on the market.

I found every single member of their team that I spoke to, to be proactive, conscientious, polite and professional.

They made sure that I had all the prerequisite information beforehand during the placement process.

Charity Events ’23

Race for Life '23

Race for Life

Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s biggest series of fundraising events. Taking place across the UK, the events include 3k, 5k and 10k routes as well as Pretty Muddy obstacle events.

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Dementia UK

This year we are focussing our efforts on raising money for a very important cause. We want to help raise awareness and funds to support the Dementia UK charity.

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Dementia UK

Technical Recruitment FAQs

How do recruiters source technical candidates?

Recruiters can source technical candidates in several ways. Some of the most effective and popular methods include social media—LinkedIn in particular—freelancing websites, technical recruitment platforms, technical recruitment agencies, and developer communities, such as StackOverflow and Github.

How does a technical recruiter select a candidate?

Several processes can be used to select candidates and determine their suitability for a role. These include interviews, background checks, skill assessments, work experience, skills, qualifications, and values.

What is the timeline for completing the recruiting process?

Recruitment can be a lengthy and detailed process to ensure the right candidate is chosen for a particular role. As a result, the process can take, on average, 3 to 6 weeks. However, this can vary widely depending on the industry, company, and job type.

What are the 7 stages of recruitment?

Recruitment typically happens in different steps or stages. In total, there are 7 stages in the recruitment process. These are:

  1. Preparation and planning
  2. Analysis of the ideal candidate
  3. Sourcing potential candidates
  4. Screening applicants
  5. Engaging through interviews, job assessments, etc.
  6. Selection
  7. Onboarding

What is a technical staffing service?

Technical staffing agencies typically focus on sourcing and hiring highly skilled candidates to fill specialised roles. These include fast-growing industries such as life sciences, engineering, renewable energy, and Information Technology.

What are the best qualities of an effective technical recruitment agency?

With so many technical recruitment companies to choose from, finding the best to fulfil your business recruitment needs can be difficult. However, some of the characteristics to look out for include:

  • Professionalism
  • Communication skills
  • Market and industry insight
  • Experience and technical knowledge
  • Recruitment experience
  • Industry connections

What is the most important job of a recruitment consultant?

The most important job of a recruitment consultant is matching the ideal candidate for a job. Bad hires are one of the top challenges recruiters face, so recruitment consultants must carefully identify, match, and screen candidates for a given job to determine their match and how beneficial the candidate will be for their client.

What is the future of technical recruitment?

As the industry and technology evolve rapidly, technical recruitment will also experience transformation. Some of the advancements we expect to see in the future of technical recruitment include:

  • AI & Machine learning take centre stage:Expect AI to go beyond screening CVs. Potential developments include predicting candidate success and automating repetitive tasks.
  • The rise of the conversational interface:Chatbots and virtual assistants will become the friendly face of recruitment, seamlessly guiding candidates and scheduling interviews.
  • Locationless talent acquisition:Remote and hybrid work models are here to stay. They free up a global pool of exceptional talent and force companies to refine their remote hiring practices.
  • Diversity and inclusion:Building diverse teams is no longer just the right thing to do. It provides a competitive advantage. Look for more focus on attracting and retaining talent from underrepresented groups.
  • Employer branding:A strong employer brand could be advantageous in competitive markets. Companies will invest heavily in showcasing their unique culture and values to attract top talent.
  • Hyper-specialisation:The technical landscape is fragmenting. Recruiters will become experts in specific tech areas or niche organisations, providing deeper industry knowledge and a more tailored approach.

What are the benefits of technical recruitment agencies?

Using a recruitment agency to hire candidates provides several benefits. Not only does it save time and resources that the recruitment process demands, but it also:

  • Helps attract top talent to a role.
  • Provides specialist industry or market knowledge.
  • Expertise in recruiting candidates with specialist skillsets.
  • Reduce the time of the recruitment process.
  • Experience overcoming recruitment challenges.

Why should I use a technical recruiting agency to find a role?

Some job seekers may be reluctant to use a recruitment agency. However, choosing a professional recruitment agency can benefit your career goals.

Job hunting and applications can take time and be difficult to manage. Recruitment firms can help you manage job applications better to save time. Also, some jobs may be exclusively available through recruitment agencies due to their client partnership.

How do recruitment companies define a great hire?

Hiring great talent for a role is difficult and one of the top challenges in the recruitment process. Generally, a great hire refers to a candidate who is ideally suited for a job role and will have the relevant skills and experience detailed in a job description to provide long-term benefits to a business.

A great hire can display several characteristics during the screening and interviewing process. One example of this is to judge candidates’ growth potential and longevity. Other characteristics of a great hire include:

  • Whether the candidate is a team player.
  • Able to carry out the tasks of a job well.
  • How well the candidate fits in with an organisation and culture.
  • The first impressions of a candidate.

How do recruitment agencies interface with client companies?

How recruitment agencies interface and interact with client companies can differ from company to company. However, professional recruiters will interact closely with client companies to form a long lasting partnership.

As part of this, the recruitment agency will seek to closely understand the business, its work processes, and its team and offer a recruitment consultant who can work within the business’s niche.

Do recruitment agencies interview candidates, and why?

Yes, recruitment agencies often interview candidates to gain valuable insights into their skills, strengths, and career goals. This process also helps evaluate a candidate’s skills, experience, and fit for a job based on the job description and working relationship with a client.

What should you look for when hiring a technical recruitment agency?

Given the large number of recruitment agencies around, choosing the right one to meet your recruitment needs can be difficult. However, considering these points will help you find the most suitable recruitment agency for your business needs:

  • The expertise and specialisms.
  • If the values align with your organisation.
  • How the agency operates.
  • What recruitment services do they offer?
  • How experienced and knowledgeable are the staff in your sector/niche?
  • The reputation of the agency.