We are

Scantec Personnel was established in 1990 supplying temporary and permanent staff to the Technical, Engineering and Scientific sectors throughout the UK and Overseas. 

Initially servicing the Petrochemical, Shipbuilding and Oil & Gas industries Scantec has since successfully developed other sectors including Power Generation, Decommissioning, Nuclear, Defence,  Energy, Process, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Rail, General Engineering, Civil & Building and Professional Services Sectors.

Scantec specialises in the Engineering, Scientific, Manufacturing, IT and Technical Sectors. Scantec provide highly qualified and experienced personnel in a compliant and professional manner on a permanent, temporary/contract assignment or retained basis.

Our Recruitment Consultants are extensively trained and hold recruitment qualifications. These high standards are endorsed with ISO 9001:2015 Certification and Investors in People (IIP) Gold.

We work closely with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of their business and offer a service tailored to each specific requirement. From an individual to a complete team Scantec will source the people you need from our wide and diverse recruitment database of skilled candidates.


Building & Infrastructure

we can solve complex challenges 

The industry is highly fragmented with many specialists and SMEs, and with unprecedented skill shortages across the industry and a growing demand for resources, companies of all sizes require a recruitment partner to rely on.

Scantec builds a long-term talent acquisition road map for top-performing businesses, throughout the project lifecycle. Guided by strategic values, we put our beliefs into practice every day and go about it in a transparent way, with focus and passion.

you can trust in us

We strive to earn the trust of clients by committing to the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and go beyond compliance to offer you complete peace of mind with detailed succession planning.

Actions speak loud and we take pride in our work and word, and do what we promise. If you haven’t experienced what recruitment is like with Scantec, it is time to discover how we earned our outstanding reputation.

Defence & MOD

you can be the best

The Defence, MOD and Aerospace sector is facing increasing pressures and experiencing an economic super cycle. Soaring skill shortages, advancing technology and widespread security threats are increasing budgets and driving demands for production.

Bold investment commitments from the UK Government, to nuclear deterrent programmes has compounded these issues, and with the effect being felt throughout the global supply chain, the search is on for sustainable recruitment solutions.

can do attitude

Scantec stands uniquely well-positioned to respond to these changes and delivers on large-scale recruitment projects through operational excellence and customer centricity.

As the industry becomes more demanding, we’ll be there. Widely considered as the Defence, MOD and Aerospace recruitment market leader, we understand the opportunities that are available.

welcome the new

A partnership with Scantec is a commitment to work with a Defence, MOD and Aerospace talent acquisition business that serves as a model for the future. The industry holds huge promise worldwide and we are here for the life of your business.

The Defence, MOD and Aerospace Team is your single point of contact for strategic recruitment solutions in this diverse sector. Qualified recruitment professionals offer integrated service solutions designed with you in mind, to connect you with engineering, skilled trades and project controls talent. Great results happen when teams work together​.

FMCG Food Manufacturing

we can recruit excellence

With 6000 businesses and 8000 products launched in the UK every year, the FMCG Food Manufacturing industry is the largest manufacturing sector and has a far-reaching impact on the nation’s economy. Food and drink manufacturing contributed £30bn to the UK economy, growing by 4.2% on the previous year.

The industry has a turnover of more than £112bn, accounting for 20% of total UK manufacturing as the biggest manufacturing sector in the country

Food and drink manufacturers directly employ over 468,000 people across the UK

Data & Trends 2021 shows that the EU food and drink industry employs 4.5 million people, generates a turnover of €1.1 trillion and €222 billion in value added, making it one of the largest manufacturing industries in the EU. In half of the EU’s 27 Member States, the food and drink industry is the biggest manufacturing employer

The UK packaging manufacturing sector has annual sales of around GBP 11 billion, employing more than 85,000 people, representing 3% of the country's manufacturing workforce

Despite the staggering growth, one of the most protracted problems facing the industry is the critical shortage of skilled workers; the need for a highly-trained workforce is intensifying rapidly.

we can face the challenges together

Recent research shows that UK businesses will need almost 137,000 new sector recruits this year alone. The challenge now, is for members of this diverse industry to attract and retain a reliable pipeline of talent and adopt a multi-faceted approach to capacity building during these times.

The Scantec FMCG Food, Drink & Packaging Manufacturing Team has pride in its excellent reputation across the industry and can guide you through the complexities of industry regulations and requirements to help you stay ahead of the curve.

you can take the lead

Pioneering clients from across the country have benefited from proven capabilities in end-to-end permanent and interim recruitment solutions. Collaboration is key to our success. When you put Scantec to work, the service is fuelled by expertise and backed by knowledge and certifications in FMCG  Food, Drink & Packaging Manufacturing.

With proven rapid-response results, the FMCG Food, Drink & Packaging Manufacturing team is proud to work with clients across the UK and Internationally. We look at every project from several aspects and rely on our experience to leverage top-tier talent across a wide range of divisions:

  • Technical / Quality / NPD (Inc Regulatory, EHS, Food Safety, Specifications)
  • Production / Operations
  • Engineering
  • HR Management & Commercial (Sales / Marketing / Finance)
  • Supply Chain / Procurement (Logistics, Planning, Warehouse, Materials)
  • QC / Laboratory

The world is changing, are you ready?

It is the era of growth and digital disruption for the manufacturing sector. Here in the UK, it is an industry to be proud of with 2.7 million employees. Collaboration and confidence is at an all-time high following our re-entry into the top ten of manufacturing nations.

In this productive industry, you need a recruitment partner to stand up to the shifting demands and meet the opportunities offered by the diverse landscape. Scantec has been delivering outstanding results by pushing the boundaries in talent acquisition since 1990. Despite our exponential growth, we remain focused on long-term relationships and care about how we conduct operations.

you can create new opportunities

All of our services are combined and customised to meet your needs. Our goal is to become a leader in this industry, pursuing growth for you through energetic, visionary and interconnected teams of recruiters who specialise in Engineering, Project Controls and Skilled Trades.

MEP Trades

we can face the challenges together

The Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing sectors continue to face challenges with the impacts of a fluctuating economy, globalisation, advancing technology & ever changing legislation. Increasing regulatory requirements, an ageing workforce, skills shortages and increased turnover are making it increasingly difficult to complete works on time and within budget.

We are able to offer a consultative approach to talent planning for the future of your business along with providing a cost effective, quick and compliant solution when you require a flexible workforce who are suitably qualified & experienced.

we can recruit excellence

The MEP team is a unique collective of Multi Disciplinary Industry experts established for over 15 years. Our knowledge of the market, various industries & relevant legislation make us the perfect recruitment partner.

We are MEP specialists in a variety of industries including:

  • Nuclear
  • MOD
  • Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Food Manufacturing 

Oil, Gas & Petrochemical

we can solve your problem

Volatile prices, political issues and environmental factors lead to constantly fluctuating demands in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry. Emerging markets, globalisation, advancing technologies and improved efficiencies now require a continued flow of highly skilled Engineers in the sector. We actively work on both upstream and downstream projects providing solutions for international operators, EPCs, Consultants and Contractors of all sizes. With a progressive customer-centric approach, we supply temporary and permanent staff to Greenfield, Brownfield and maintenance projects, both onshore and offshore.

we can find the solution

We offer scalable solutions with a scope of coverage from FEED stage, detailed design, construction, installation and commissioning, to handover and maintenance. Throughout the product lifecycle, on upstream, midstream and downstream, our services find candidates to suit your cultural fit and core values. With world class candidate management, referencing and background checks we can draw upon our trusted network of industry and international contacts and access passive candidate pools.

Our capabilities and expertise stretch across Project Controls, Engineering, Skilled Trades, IT and Scientific divisions. A team of strategic thinkers and recruitment experts manage all five spheres to create the very best results.

Pharmaceutical & Chemical

you can find a better way

The UK is a prominent player in the worldwide Pharmaceutical Industry and poised for major transformation. Exciting and innovative breakthroughs in drug discovery, new therapeutic areas and the discovery of new medical devices are changing the face of the industry. As the sector continues to scale up, demand for jobs will continue to increase rapidly in this challenging climate.

Future success and maintaining a profitable position will be contingent upon timely responses in an increasingly demanding sector. The ability to meet growing demand is key to success and recruitment strategies must provide resilience and agility for the new landscape. Businesses that anticipate and plan for change can create their own future.

Deep industry expertise in the chemical industry and long-standing relationships places Scantec in a key position to help your business to pinpoint opportunities Since our founding over 30 years ago, Clients have counted on us for expert talent acquisition strategies.​

Project Controls

we can help you deliver

The need for project controls expertise is increasing exponentially with significant investment in large scale construction and engineering projects across the UK.

This, coupled with more organisations than ever looking to develop and implement project controls teams has lead to an unprecedented demand for Planning, Costing, Estimating and Risk professionals. 

we can offer a market leading service

Scantec are uniquely placed to mitigate the effects of the UK skill shortage. Operating in Project Controls since 1990, supporting projects across the UK, Scantec has built and maintained an unparalleled network of candidates and client organisations.

From a long standing partnership with the Association of Cost Engineers, an organisation committed to the development of project controls standards worldwide, Scantec employees have gained increased insights into the various project controls professions helping us to understand client and candidate needs in greater detail and thus offering a more effective and bespoke service.

Working with Scantec you will be working with a team committed to providing market leading Project Controls recruitment expertise, providing an effective and timely service to candidates and clients alike.   

Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management

we can help you deliver

The need for cost, commercial and surveying expertise is increasing exponentially with significant investment in large scale construction and engineering projects across the UK.

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management skill sets are now some of the scarcest in the UK and the gap between demand and supply is growing. 

we can offer a market leading service

Scantec are uniquely placed to mitigate the effects of the UK skills shortage. Recruiting within Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management since 1990, Scantec has supported many projects while building an in-depth network of candidates and clients.

The team at Scantec actively attend numerous Quantity Surveying workshops on a monthly basis. This improves the understanding of Scantec employees within the industry and increases the effectiveness of Scantec’s services, whilst also increasing the reach and quality of various candidate and client networks.

Working with Scantec you will be working with a team committed to providing market leading Cost, Commercial and Quantity Surveying recruitment expertise, providing an effective and timely service to candidates and clients alike.   

Our Values


Ensuring we deliver on our commitments to clients, candidates and our people by endeavouring every day to improve and exceed expectations.


We commit to being as transparent as possible. We are clear about what we can and cannot offer, the standards our clients, candidates and staff can expect from us as well as what we expect from them.


Our business is all about relationships. In order to build long term relationships we must act with integrity at all times. We must conduct ourselves in a proper and professional manner and never devalue our brand with impropriety.


Acting with the highest ethical standards, we set the benchmark in the industry. Our focus on quality guides our journey through the ever changing legal and compliance landscape, minimising risk and motivating us to be the very best at what we do.

Vision Statement

To be the most trusted recruitment brand in the UK, built upon a reputation of enhancing businesses, progressing careers and striving for success.

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We are always happy to talk to candidates who thrive on working in a fast-paced, team-based, learning-rich environment. Whether you have recruitment experience or are just starting out, Scantec offers an exciting environment to reach the heights of their profession.

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