New Year, New Job

New Year, New Job

With each new year brings a new set of goals, or at least that’s what everyone wants. If you’re fed up of being stuck in the daily grind, then why not turn to National Temping Recruitment to get you the new job you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to further your career in the mechanical and engineering sector, or are perhaps just starting out, we have a wide range of jobs on offer, with openings throughout the country.


Mechanical Engineering

Not only a well-paid career, but jobs in mechanical engineering are rarely ever boring. They can involve working in some of the world’s coolest companies, with the technology ever-evolving.

Expect to be flying high with a role in the aerospace industry, or live life in the fast lane when you land a job as an automotive engineer.

Nuclear engineers truly have the power in their hands, whilst little careers offer something as rewarding as the biomedical sector, helping change lives for many.

More information on mechanical engineering can be found on our recent blog.


Mechanical Fitters

A key cog in making production machinery, mechanical fitters are highly sought after, with job openings all the time. Whether it is drawing up plans, being in charge of build time or assembling the units and products yourself, no two days are ever the same in this career.

Shift work can be expected, making it ideal for those who want to lead flexible lives, and away from the mundane 9-5 routines.

The abundance of new career offers means those highly skilled mechanical fitters will have their choice of locations, settings and companies, it is a beneficial situation to be in.



An industry that continues to evolve, construction is as important now as it has ever been, with new buildings constantly on the go.

That makes for great opportunities to find a new job, no matter what your reasonings are.

If you’re fed up of your current workplace, or boss, then NTR can get your construction career back on track.

We are well respected by several major companies in construction, and we can tap into this by offering excellent roles on our site.



Electrics play a vital role in society, yet despite this, the role of the electrician can sometimes be undermined despite their importance.

We value the electrician at NTR, with openings from around the UK helping match some of the countries most talented electricians to not only the career they want but the job they deserve.

Here’s a light bulb moment…why not come directly to us and we can help find you the electrician job you require.

If you have any questions or think you’ve found your new job, then give our team a call on 0121 667 4824 and we will be happy to deal with any queries, alternatively, keep an eye out on our jobs board, which is updated daily with openings.


The Role of a Mechanical Fitter

The Role of a Mechanical Fitter

A mechanical fitter plays a key role in the workplace, especially in the production, aviation and automobile industry.

It is an important part of the construction world, with average salaries above £30,000 per annum, it’s a sought after career choice that has many benefits.

Our latest blogs focus on the role of a mechanical fitter, as well as giving some advice onto getting a job in this interesting sector.


What does a mechanical fitter do?

A mechanical fitter plays a key role in both fitting and putting together parts to make production machinery. They need to be equipped in both using hand and machine tools, as well as being a good problem solver as not many jobs are ever simple.

You will be responsible for not only building the units or products required but also drawing plans and specifications, as well as keeping on top of scheduled build times, something that can be out of your control.

A mechanical fitter will usually have several people report to them too, including contract staff, so it is important that they also are aware of the machinery they are working with, and the dangers of misuse.


What experiences do I need to be a mechanical fitter?

Of course, you can go down the academic route, with good GCSEs in English, Maths and Science expected. A degree in a relevant field would also be expected.

Alternatively, if you opt to go down the vocational route, then a range of level 2 and 3 certificates and diploma could put you in good stead to get that dream job as a mechanical fitter. A mechanical engineering apprenticeship would also be highly sought after.

Other key traits include experience in a similar workplace environment, specifically one that deals in a project build, and an impressive CV from recognised engineering companies.


Where in the world are mechanical fitters needed?

Everywhere is the answer. Mechanical fitters will always be needed, with businesses and factories throughout the UK and the rest of the world constantly on the lookout for the best in the business to overlook their new builds.

With the constant job opportunities, this means that vacancies regularly pop up and are waiting to be filled. Because of the vast openings, you can also choose jobs to suit your lifestyle, with shift work and the generic 9-5s all available, with each company differing.

Are you interested in beginning a career as a mechanical fitter? Or perhaps you feel that your expertise will stand you in good stead in this industry? Check out our jobs page and upload your CV or call our friendly team on 0121 667 4824, and they will do their best at finding you the job you want!

The Different Types of Electricians

The Different Types of Electricians

Electricians are often seen as the backbone of society, keeping everything ticking over. A job that will only grow in the importance as we enter a new technological age.

Whether you’re looking for a career move, or are just intrigued by the world of electrical, then this blog is for you.

We have vacancies for electricians popping up all of the time and in many different sectors. So without further ado, come and check out the different types of electricians and what their job entails.


Domestic Electrician

The most popular job, you’re the handyman that everyone needs, with the ability to fix pretty much anything around the house, from sockets to wiring throughout new and used properties.

Many domestic electricians tend to be self-employed, but can also be contracted to different building and construction firms.

But did you know, you could also be qualified to work in any of the different electrician roles below?


Maintenance Electrician

The unsung heroes of the everyday world. Maintenance electricians ensure that the technology, equipment and systems we use day in day out continue to work without any hiccups.

Without them, businesses could be facing long and expensive downtimes, so there is a lot of pressure on maintenance electricians to ensure thing run to plan, and can be fixed safely and with minimal fuss.


Highway Electrical Systems Electrician

One thing our little island is renowned for is its miles and miles and roads, motorways and traffic management systems.

With great responsibility, comes the opportunity to be someone who oversees all of these systems and can replace them when things go wrong.

From the street lights to the traffic lights and motorway signage, they all need to be working around the clock.


Installation Electrician

Similar to a domestic electrician, only you can be tasked with larger and more pressurised jobs like working on major construction sites and businesses as well as homes.

You’ll be needed for more than just the handy jobs too, with security, lighting and more all an important part of being an installation electrician.

The jobs above are merely a taster of what life can be like in the electrical industry, with new and exciting roles appearing all of the time. It’s only going to get bigger and better, and it certainly is exciting times ahead for those already in or wanting to be in the industry.

If you work as an electrician or are currently in training, then you can find a range of vacancies on our jobs page, with offerings available across the country. Our team of experts will be happy to provide any advice on 0121 667 4824.

How to cope with stress at work?

How to cope with stress at work?

You may feel like the world is against you at times, but fear not, stress at work is common. Statistics even suggest that 74% of the UK is ‘overwhelmed or unable to cope’ with the demands of the workplace.

People may not dislike their job, but sometimes the stress can be so unbearable that it seems like the only option is to find something new.

With that in mind, before you make any hasty decisions, come and take a look at our blog which outlines some ways you can cope with the strain of the job.


Focus on YOUR work

At the end of the day, you are paid for the work you do in your job title and contract. Whilst it may impress certain businesses if you are going above and beyond your duty, if this is impacting you completing your basic jobs, then stress will start to creep in.

Don’t get tied up with the conflicts that constantly surround the office or the site, instead, keep yourself to yourself as much of the day as possible and ensure that you can’t be pulled up on anything that should have been done.


Put slackers in their place

Work can be rife with people who think they can coast their way through life in autopilot, handing the majority of their duties out to others to complete.

Don’t be afraid to tell colleagues that a job is theirs to do and that you have your own to be getting on with.

If your boss has an approach like this, then ask to sit down with them and explain the role you are currently employed to do, and that you don’t think you can physically cope with the added workload.


Organisational skills

Does a sudden bout of ‘the fear’ come on every Sunday night, as the thought of Monday morning and stress at work kick in?

A lot of the time, this can be down to poor organisation. Get a set routine in work, plan your time wisely to fit with your schedule and Monday mornings will quickly become a breeze, rather than a hailstorm.

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail and the only person accountable for that is you. Take advantage of quiet nights to complete any work, or plan for the week ahead, and a big burden will feel like it has been lifted.


Avoid cabin fever

Being stuck inside all day, every day can be a pretty depressing thought, but so many of the UK continues to do it.

Break and lunchtimes are a perfect opportunity to head out and get some much-needed fresh air, helping your mind, body and soul to feel refreshed and ready for what is ahead.

If exercise is your thing, then a run or jog at lunch can do you the world of good.

Do you have any other top tips for avoiding stress at work? Let us know via Facebook. If none of the above makes a difference, then it may be time to look for a new job, we have a range of openings at National Temping Recruitment, which can be found here.

Construction Work: Dealing with the cold weather

Construction Work: Dealing with the cold weather

The nights are drawing in, the temperatures are dropping by the minute, but some things never change… working outside in construction.

If you work in construction, then these tips should help you get through the sub-zero winters without worry!


Wrap up warm

It goes without saying, but warm clothing can make the outside world seem so much more bearable. Dependant on the uniform you are required to wear, you can at least prepare with thermal under layers.

A thick coat that doesn’t affect your movement and is waterproof can be a real help. Wear gloves whenever possible, and make sure you have some insulated boots or shoes, preferably ones that have Gore-Tex technology.


Be sensible at break and lunchtimes

You may have spent hours out in the open-air, so whatever chance you get to go inside, take it… Not only will it warm your body temperature, but it will help refresh your mind and body, and prepare for the next stint of outdoor work. Think fresh air after being stuck inside all day, but the opposite.

Try not to wear all of your layers inside, however, as you won’t feel the benefits, (as your dear Mother would say!) When you get outside, make sure you are all wrapped up again.


Health and Safety is paramount

With cold spells come more risks. Not only is your body at risk due to the temperature, but the weather can make surfaces slippery if they become iced over.

Machinery may not function as well as it normally does, whilst handling any equipment may become extremely difficult.
Not only should this be of great importance to construction workers, but those overlooking the job should also take great care and detail in ensuring the safety of their staff.

If risk assessments aren’t carried out properly, then the risk of severe injury is intensified, and some companies simply won’t want the hassle of a compensation claim on their hands.


Take in hot food and beverages

Keeping warm can also come in the form of food and drink. For lunches try to opt for soups and hot or warmed up meals, whilst hot coffee, chocolate or tea can all provide warmth from the cold.


Try and share the workload

If you work in a big team, with some working indoors, try and shift slide so you can each take a turn outdoors. This will ensure that productivity is high, and the effects of the cold spell aren’t too much to bear.

The above points are just a snippet of what can be done to cope with the cold snap in construction work. As always, make sure you are aware of your rights when working in the cold, if something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.

If you work in construction or are looking to change jobs, then you can find a range of vacancies here, with offerings available across the country, in destinations such as Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Top tips on how to find Jobs in London

Top tips on how to find Jobs in London

We’ve all been there, trying to find a job can feel like a never-ending trail of disappointment and rejection.

Here at National Temping Recruitment, we want to provide you with not only great jobs and listings but also some handy advice on landing any roles that come up.

This time it’s the turn of the capital of England, and one of the world’s biggest and (we’re not biased) best cities – London.

Our guide will hopefully give you some help in getting a job in the Big Smoke, so why not take a look?


Where to start?

Well thankfully, you’ve come to the right place for jobs. London is an absolute mecca for constant job openings, mainly due to its huge population and ever-growing demand for work.

It has arguably the best transport system in the world, so getting from one part of the city to another is never difficult, hence opening up the whole city to work. Due to this though, it can be a very tough job market, with many applicants, so you’ll need to set yourself apart from the rest.

Get a good CV and a cover letter to match (one which you can easily tweak dependent on the role) and make sure you’re on the ball with applying fast, sometimes the first applicant is enough to fill the role. Click here if you need help writing your CV.


Time it right

Unlike other cities across the UK that may suffer an influx or decrease in numbers during certain times of the year, the capital quite literally never sleeps.

It’s busy all year round, so the best advice we can give is to get in first and be prepared to take whatever job comes up. You can always get another job if it doesn’t work out, but being in employment will certainly make you more desirable.

A lot of younger people may look for jobs in London over the summer, but it may not make a huge impact. New Year is usually a good time as people look to move careers or roles.



Where to start?! London is huge and has a wealth of boroughs, neighbourhoods and areas. It is all dependent on budget, some postcodes need a lottery win to even look at the houses, whilst others may be extremely affordable. London isn’t cheap at all though, but the wages generally are higher.

Pick somewhere that gives you quick access to a Tube, Overground or National Rail line and you should be able to reach most parts of the city in under an hour.

The shorter your commute the more reliable you can be to future employers. As long as it’s in your budget and you’re happy with the potential commute then anywhere in London is acceptable.


Be Flexible

The highest-paid job may not always be on offer, nor may it be the most appealing, but showing a will to work all hours and any type of role may stand you in good stead.

London is a 24-hour city generally, so you can’t expect every job to be the standard 9-5, or have every weekend off. If your schedule allows it, then being able to work whenever will be a high asset to any business or employer in the capital, and is likely to get you onto that career ladder faster.

Remember to value yourself though, you will have a certain set of skills and you should back yourself to excel in whatever career you choose. Read up on some of the requirements, even if more training is needed, and make sure that your CV is as good if not better than the applicants.

All that’s left is to excel in the interview! If you need any further advice or are interested in seeing our London job openings click here.


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