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Marine & Shipping

About Us

The Best Solutions For Your Recruitment Established in 1984, we are technical recruitment specialists experienced in providing tailored recruitment solutions. We recruit for permanent, contract, temporary, fixed-term and interim roles at all levels, from graduate engineers to technical directors. As projects move through the lifecycle our dedicated marine and shipping team of professionals provide recruitment expertise at all stages, from conception, through to design, manufacturing, assembly, delivery, and maintenance support. We work in partnerships with our clients to create innovative recruitment solutions tailored to their individual needs, using flexible robust processes. We are committed to quality in all that we do – demonstrated by our processes and policies that are audited annually as part of our Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.

Matchtech Key Facts »» Continued organic growth »» 6,000 contractors working each week »» AIM-listed recruitment agency »» 3,000 permanent placements each year »» Over 250 specialists

Our Delivery Teams

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With over 60 years combined industry experience we are on hand to offer industry tailored advice and guidance. In 2011, our international experience led us to over 2000 placements across the Marine and Shipping markets.

Disciplines we recruit for include: Engineering

Marine Trades



Structural engineers Mechanical engineers Electrical engineers Design engineers Design draughters Naval architects Surveyors Project planning Project managers Project engineers Wind turbine engineers

Pipefitters Outfitters Welders Platers Fabricators Painters Slingers Laminators Mechanical and electrical fitters

Technical superintendents Operation superintendents Marine superintendents Seagoing engineers Seagoing officers Master mariners Fleet managers HSEQ professionals Crew Chartering Operations P&I Legal Broking Trading

Procurement Sales and marketing HR Finance Accountancy Education and training


We provide complete life cycle recruitment across all marine commercial organisations. Working with world leading builders, equipment manufacturers and design consultancies we place candidates across all disciplines in the UK and overseas markets. In a diverse industry, our team works with vessel designers and builders, consultancies, manufacturers and renewable companies, placing candidates including trade professionals, designers, project staff and engineers.

I am pleased to be able to provide Matchtech with a reference, based on our shared recruitment activities over the previous twelve months. On both permanent and contract recruitment, Matchtech have supported us in finding the right candidates to fill a selection of challenging technical roles. They have taken the time to acquire in-depth knowledge of our business, with the result that the candidates they suggest are appropriate to our needs. They have also been pro-active in suggesting speculative candidates, whose quality and match with our operations have been consistently good. They work quickly on the recruitment briefs which we submit to them, and they communicate well throughout the recruitment process. Overall I have been very satisfied with the service which Matchtech have provided to us over the last year. Hr Manager, Metoc

Naval and Defence

We support a wide range of defence and naval clients working on projects which include Type 26, the Queen Elizabeth Class as well as Submarine projects including Astute and Successor. We work closely with our clients to provide project personnel, industry expert advice and guidance on all areas of employment.

The service level provision is excellent and covers the whole process from sourcing of CVs through candidate management and security/medical clearances to new joiner instructions and induction. Account Managers are responsive, efficient and knowledgeable in their business sectors and the back-up from their head office interfaces very smoothly with our own accounts invoicing processes. By using Matchtech as sole source, we gain competitive economies of scale, reduce administration and avoid the burden of managing separate contractual arrangements with multiple agencies. Head of Human Resources Marine Division, Intec IMS/ES & Central Units

The standard of support provided both on site and off site is considered to have been of a high standard and is continually improving. In addition to the general terms of the contract, Matchtech have been prepared to offer services above and beyond their contractual obligations such as helping with the obtaining of security clearances for candidates to assist with the recruitment process. Business Services Support Manager, Babcock Integrated Technology


We work with a cross section of leisure organisations involved within the design, build and support of vessels from powerboats and tenders through to super yachts. Working with some of the UK’s leading organisations our leisure sector includes service and manufacturing organisations, builders and designers, surveyors and charterers and specialist equipment manufacturers.

Natalie and her team understand Sealine’s culture, business and engineering requirements well and always delivered a good, efficient and speedy service. When we have a difficult vacancy to fill Natalie provides us with good and insightful information about the current labour market, highlights reasons for why the role is hard to fill and will consult with us on ways to overcome these difficulties. HR Business Partner, Sealine

Matchtech quickly found a number of potential candidates for the position I needed to fill. The calibre of the candidates was excellent, with the successful applicant quickly showing his skills closely matched his comprehensive CV. The speed and quality of Matchtech’s response has been most impressive. Design Office Manager, Fairline

Shipping and Seagoing

Our consultants have worked within the maritime industry and have real experience at sea and ashore. They have provided recruitment solutions to companies across a broad spectrum of vessel types, including chemical tankers, oil tankers, LNG, RO-RO, containers and dry bulk as well as ferries, cruise vessels, workboats and luxury yachts. With over 10 years’ experience recruiting in this market we will provide you with industry expert advice and guidance across technical, commercial and seagoing recruitment.

I have been using Matchtech for a couple of years and during that period the service they have provided has been excellent. The consultants are friendly, professional and are always ready to meet the challenge of helping us to recruit the right candidate. We have been satisfied with the service provided and would recommend Matchtech to others. HR Consultant, V Ships

International Capability

Matchtech’s Marine & Shipping department work with marine employers all over the world and have experience in working with a wide range of organisations from small consultancies, luxury yacht builders and large shipyards. We place both contract and permanent candidates in various locations throughout the world and we are able to recruit a diverse range of candidates on a global basis.

We have worked with Matchtech for a number of years have always found the service to be excellent. Matchtech have provided a number of staff to us in this time and has also provided a payroll solution for our contracting staff which we have found very beneficial. Matchtech remain our preferred supplier for engineers and we look forward to continuing our good relationship. HR Consultant, Technip, France

We have been using Matchtech for a short period of time and have been very impressed with their service. They quickly sourced a number of excellent candidates from around the globe. Their consultants have provided a professional and reliable service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Matchtech. Business Development Manager, Austal.

We recruit for many large clients across the world, including:

Candidate Attraction Methods

Our range of tools and systems encourage and retain the specialist candidates you require. Our dedicated Candidate Attraction team attends industry specific events to attract the best candidates from graduate level upwards. We offer free-of-charge advertising on specialist job boards as well as bespoke advertising campaigns. The Group spend £1m p.a on our advertising budget across our 74 regular job boards, social networking sites and industry body memberships.

A selection of some of our Candidate Attraction methods: eMploy Our bespoke candidate management system, with over 950,000 diverse candidates held securely

Social Networking Our consultants have access to many networking sites including Twitter and online forums, such as LinkedIn, giving greater access to the passive job seeker.

Job Boards Our subscription to specialist and mainstream job boards enables us to have unlimited access to online databases. In addition, our daily ‘Watchdogs’ are set up, which alert us when relevant candidates register their details online. Our website gives our candidates control over their own recruitment processes, encouraging candidates to register with us.

SMS Advertising Using the latest ICT technology, our consultants can instantly send out SMS text alerts to relevant candidates allowing them to market opportunities.

Development of a Micro-Site We offer clients the opportunity to appear on our website as a Featured Recruiter free of charge. This provides your business with a mini-site to share vital information about the nature of your work and the culture of your organisation, therefore attracting best fit candidates.

Google Adwords sponsorship and Search Engine Optimisation We sponsor keywords with the most prominent search engines, including Google, and we employ an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) specialist to continually maintain our rankings.

Graduate Recruitment Providing access to over 19,500 high calibre graduates through our links with over 100 universities covering attraction. Assessment, testing and selection.

Matchtech Engineering Services is an independent engineering consultancy. A collective of highly experienced professionals - we specialise in delivering innovative, technical solutions to the engineering industry. Our team compromises of in-house chartered structures analysts with qualifications in Mechanical, Manufacturing and Design engineering. Their experience extends across the aerospace, marine, automotive and energy sectors. By providing an integrated strategic and technical service bespoke to our clients’ needs, we have secured multi-disciplined projects with some of the UK leading manufacturers. Through strategic partnerships we can offer design and build options for metallic or composite components and assemblies.

We have in-house experience in the following areas: Naval Architecture

Retro-fit Feasibility Studies

Stability and inclination General arrangements

3D Modelling and 2D Draughting

Structural Design Detail Component Assembly Mechanism Material selection Composite Metallic

Analysis FEA Classical methods Optimisation

Various software packages Rental man and machine

Production Design and Engineering Jigs & tools Lifting gear and associated arrangements

Weight Engineering and Control Class Society Liaison LR / BV/ RINa/DNV/ ABS

Damage Survey and Repair Procedures Composite Metallic


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Matchtech Marine & Shipping  

A brochure detailing Matchtech's Recruitment Services within the Marine and Shipping industry.