Strategic recruitment focus on key sectors

Strategic recruitment focus on key sectors

It’s impossible to be good at everything. And we don’t want to be just good, we want to be great. So we maintain a keen, sharp focus on specific sectors.

Some recruitment companies try to do everything. At MDR Associates, we just try to do things well – really well. The key to this, for us, is to focus on sectors where we’ve built up real expertise, where we can add real value – and where we really do understand the needs of both employers and candidates.


Working with the UK’s leading sectors

MDR Associates provides both permanent and contract recruitment to some of the UK’s most successful sectors.

Tight sector focus

We’ve amassed decades of recruitment experience in some of the UK’s busiest sectors, including: built environment, rail and infrastructure, chemicals and petrochemicals, life sciences, nuclear, oil and gas, power and energy, water and utilities.


Contract recruitment

It’s said that speed and quality don’t go hand-in-hand. Well, they do at MDR Associates.

Contingent and contract

Contract recruitment enables organisations to flex a skilled workforce against business needs. But for it to really work, the recruiter needs to not only move quickly, but also deliver exactly the right people. That’s where we excel – because we know our key sectors inside out, we have a proven ability to find the right people quickly and consistently. It’s this skill that helps us support organisations, helping them to keep projects on time and within budget.

Contingent and contract

Permanent recruitment

Helping organisations to build a skilled, talented workforce.

Hiring for the long term

The key to getting recruitment absolutely right is to really focus on what the client needs – and what the candidate can deliver. We take the time needed to really listen to our clients, to really understand what they’re seeking. This makes our search so much more accurate – we’re able to confidently supply people who are spot on for each position. It saves time, it saves money and it saves frustration.

Hiring for the long term

Over 40 years’ collective experience

Within the MDR Associates team, we’ve built considerable expertise in the following sectors:

Connecting people with the best opportunities 

It’s this experience which enables us to really understand our clients’ needs; to really understand the positions they’re seeking to fill – and really understand those who work within these sectors. 

It’s this experience which ensures that we only submit candidates who are a strong match for a position – saving time (and a fair amount of exasperation) for clients and avoiding messing candidates around. We know the sectors – we work really hard to get things done right. 

The recruitment force behind major projects

We’ve helped clients to not only fill ongoing positions, but also to resource people both permanent and contract to support major projects: including large-scale design and build projects, refurbishment projects, heavy engineering projects – and many projects within the built environment, rail and infrastructure, chemicals and petrochemicals, life sciences, nuclear, oil and gas, power and energy, water and utilities sectors.

MDR Associates is a specialist recruitment provider, fulfilling contract roles and permanent jobs. Based in Stockport, near Manchester in the UK’s Northwest, we connect great people with excellent roles right across the UK – and overseas. We have over 40 years’ combined recruitment expertise – helping people find exactly the right job for them and helping organisations to resource a winning, talented workforce. We focus specifically on the built environment, rail and infrastructure, chemicals and petrochemicals, life sciences, nuclear, oil and gas, power and energy, water and utilities sectors.