How to use our NTR App

How to use our NTR App

We love moving with the times and keeping up with the latest trends here at NTR, that’s why we’re bringing our customers, both current and new a dedicated app for all your recruitment needs, whether you’re looking for jobs or advertising one.

It’s our way of saying thank you, making things easier for those who live their lives on the go. Our latest piece of kit is always improving and has new updates daily.

Here’s our guide on how to use the new National Temping Recruitment app.


How to download the app

First and foremost, if you’re going to get the hang of our app, you’ll need to download it.

Technophobes fear not, it couldn’t be easier! From your phone or tablet you have two options, either head to our website and click the Android or Apple sign, alternatively, head to the relevant stores on your phone and you’ll be able to find it by searching ‘National Temping Recruitment’

The download size is relatively small at just 21.7mb, so you will take up next to no memory on your phone by downloading, and you won’t need to worry about your data allowance.

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Timesheets can be a painstaking process, but not anymore. Simply input your name, surname and take a photo of your timesheet and we’ll do the rest. Once you’ve clicked send we’ll be able to access your photo and update accordingly.


Instant job alerts

On the lookout for a job but keep missing out due to not noticing them on time? Well, that’s now a thing of the past.

Our job alerts allow you to choose areas and skills and you’ll receive an instant alert whenever something comes up in that category.

Say you’re a site labourer in Manchester, you’ll be the first to know when a job opening comes available. How handy is that?

Sections include; welder, fabricator, electricians, fitters, riggers, site labour and plumbing, but this list is constantly being expanded, so keep an eye out for more.


Registering for a job is even easier

If you’re new to NTR, then the process of registering is even easier and all available on your phone or tablet. Here you can tell us your name, address, number, as well as uploading your CV and a picture of yourself.

Within minutes you’ll have a profile on the site, and will be able to apply or be approached for any jobs that may be a good suit.


Hot jobs

Now in one place, our latest and best jobs on offer are easily available under the ‘hot jobs’ section. This page is updated as and when new jobs come through to us, with all the usual details including locations, type of work and salary.

Once you find something you like, our one-touch application is fast and saves on time. With your stored CV and details, we’ll be able to fire your profile across to the employers in no time.

Don’t snooze though, these hot jobs tend to get filled up pretty quickly, so if you see something you like on the NTR app, make sure you get your application in pronto.

How a recruitment agency can benefit you!

How a recruitment agency can benefit you!

Recruitment is a big game, we’ve probably all been approached by a recruitment agency at some point, whether we realise it or not. The major businesses will have their in-house departments regarding HR, but for some, it’s simply not possible and an extra helping hand is required.

With so many out there, it’s hard to know who to trust in the recruitment business, with many merely chasing dollar signs instead of getting the perfect candidates. We’re proud to be highly rated in the construction industry and are here to buck the trend, however, providing a first-class service that put your interests, not your cash first.

That’s why we’ve put together a little blog on how a recruitment agency can benefit yourself and/or your business. So sit down, grab a cuppa and enjoy!

No more waiting for the candidates to come to you

If you post a job offer, you’re either inundated or there is tumbleweed floating around as you wait for candidates to apply. With a recruitment agency, it’s different. Our team here at NTR have a wealth of experience in tracking down the best talent for the role you want to fill.

We have CVs on file from previous applications, as well as a knack of hunting down those with the relevant skills. We are also able to filter out applications from people who may not have the required experience, ensuring that you only receive the CVs you want.

It saves so much time

Time is money of course, and if you’re spending half of your day trawling through wave after wave of CV, and chasing up any you like, it’s going to get rather tedious. Instead, hiring a recruitment agency alleviates the majority of this stress.

They can do sieve through the CVs as well as chasing up potential suitors. If needed, we can also conduct initial interviews, as well as negotiating contracts and final salary once the perfect candidate has been found.

We know all the tricks of the trade

Having worked in construction and the engineering sector ourselves for many years, we know a good candidate when we see one. We are also able to spot those who are perhaps trying the pull the wool over people’s eyes with their CVs or past work experience.

This expert knowledge in the industry makes us stand out, as we can identify those outstanding candidates and provide all the advice needed on their worth to your company. This is also beneficial during interviews, as we can conduct a rigorous interview based on knowledge, not just reading off a basic prompt sheet that may have been provided.

If you’re considering getting the help of a recruitment agency, then look no further than NTR. Give our team a call on 0121 667 4824 and we will point you in the right direction…

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.