“Really enjoyed it. We’re recruiting for different levels so it has been good engaging with so many different people."

QinetiQ Recruiter

“We’ve been busy over both days with some very relevant candidates. We have a pile of CVs to work through so it has been very worthwhile! The whole process from start to finish has been very well organised and well publicised.”

Katie Wilson Resourcing Partner, Rhead Group

“We have met candidates from a good range of locations which suits us as we have 11 offices across the UK. We have met some good professionals, which are hard to find, so the event has saved us on recruitment fees!"

Pamela Jackson HR Admin, Curtins

“It has been exceptional and exceeded all our expectations. We have been looking for a Director of Engineering and lecturers for over a year but met a whole new pool of candidates here. We wasted a year looking in the wrong places – this exhibition has proved to be excellent value.”

Rosalind Penny Head of HR, Isle of Wight College

“We’ve met a huge mix of visitors from all backgrounds with some good, relevant experience. It has been especially valuable meeting visitors face-to-face – It was excellent.”

Matt Russell Recruiter, National Oilwell Varco

“We’ve met a great mix of graduates and professionals. We have found people to apply for our graduate schemes, management traineeship and our other open vacancies. It has also been a really great opportunity for visitors to connect with the brand.”

Sam Van Decan Brewing Manager, AB InBev

“This recruitment event was truly inspired. There was a wide range of potential candidates from a variety of backgrounds and industries, from young talent seeking apprenticeships to qualified engineers seeking their next career opportunity. It was a unique platform to reach a diverse range of potential talent within the engineering industry. This event is a must for any engineering firm looking to raise their profile within a competitive market.”

Leanne Murphy Resourcing Business Partner, Network Rail

"This was an excellent platform to promote the Nuclear Institute as a professional body. It was also an excellent to meet current members and high calibre potential candidates who demonstrated a keen interest in the nuclear industry."

Adriana Stucki Membership Officer, Nuclear Institute

"We really enjoyed attending the event and appreciated how well organised it was. We met a wide range of people which was great as we have a variety of roles to fill; from experienced engineers to academics - this event had them all. It was a fantastic way to raise our profile as an employer and education provider and we look forward to seeing an increased response to our vacancies."

Serena Johal HR Officer, WMG

"We have really enjoyed the exhibition. We've met some candidates with real potential to join the British Antarctic Survey team. We're looking forward to receiving their applications and hopefully working with them in the future."

Emily Grant HR Officer, British Antarctic Survey

"It’s the second year we’ve exhibited and we took the decision to come back because the event yielded great success last year. As an educational provider, the show offers an opportunity to talk to individuals who may not have previously thought about a career in teaching and learning."

Beth Parsons Assistant Principal, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

"The event has been well attended and we’ve been able to raise our profile to a very diverse audience. We’ve met candidates from a wide range of disciplines and experience levels allowing us to promote our experienced hire and graduate opportunities. We’re looking forward to attending the next event!"

Ching Wong Senior HR Advisor, BAE Systems

"The quality of candidates we meet at this exhibition is the reason we keep coming back. Potential applicants are well-prepared, have the relevant skills and are serious about furthering their engineering career."

Flight Lieutenant Helen McNab Royal Airforce

"This really has been a fantastic event. We have generated a lot more interest than we had expected and have met a good range of people to fill our immediate vacancies as well as our 2016 intake. Our presentation was a great way to direct even more candidates to our stand who were interested in discovering more about our world-class company."

Rachna Kaur HR Advisor, Penso

"The exhibition has proved to be a fantastic way of getting the message out there that we are recruiting. Being surrounded by companies who are leaders in their field means we have met some really high-quality candidates who have had the opportunity to meet Bentley representatives from all aspects of the business, right up to director level."

Joe Fowles Internal Recruiter, Bentley

"We have met some really relevant candidates. Electrical and electronic engineers are particularly hard to find and we have been pleasantly surprised by how many we have spoken to. The organisation of the event has been brilliant and we have been very well looked after by the VMG team throughout."

Louise Kennedy HR Officer, The London Taxi Company

"We've been really impressed with the calibre of candidates we have met and I am confident thtat some of the visitors we have spoken to would fit in brilliantly at Wavepower. We like to focus on personality as well as skill-set, so meeting candidates face-to-face is perfect for us. The support we have received from the team in the run up to the event has also been fantastic."

Rosie Stevens Recruiter, Wavepower

"This is the first time the NPS Group has attended this event and we were very pleased we did. It was well organised, with a member of the events team always on hand to answer queries both prior to and during the exhibition. We met a wide range of people, from graduates to qualified professionals, with a huge range of experience. NPS Group is a multi-disciplinary organisation and we had visitors to the stand relevant to each strand of our business."

Gillian Page Strategic Development Consultant, NPS Group

“We generally find it difficult to recruit software and hardware engineers so it has been fantastic to meet so many potential candidates from those fields. We have also appreciated being able to build up a database of future talent for our upcoming vacancies. The success of our brand can be a bit of a barrier to recruiting the right people, so being able to talk to visitors face to face to explains the huge range of technical challenges behind our products has helped to break that barrier down.”

Ross Pascoe Director of Product Development & Engineering, Stannah

“This event has been brilliant to help us raise awareness of our brand. Not only have we met a broad range of candidates at the event who have been suitable for our current vacancies, we have also seen a jump in traffic to the careers section of our website which can only be attributed to our activities here.”

Emma Smith HR Manager, JLG

“Exhibiting at the National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition has been really beneficial for us. We have been impressed by the candidates we’ve met and look forward to seeing many of them further down the recruitment process.”

Gurmit Baley Technical Account Manager, Keystone Group

“We’ve met people across a wider spectrum than we were expecting. Having the professional institutions here has helped us strengthen our connection with civil engineers – the cross pollination across the exhibition has been good.”

Andy Machon Senior Engineering Manager, Morgan Sindall

“We’ve been really impressed by how engaged the candidates we’ve met have been. So many of them have come specifically to meet us and have the relevant skill set to make a valuable contribution to our business. Our sponsorship of the Engineering Challenge really added to our experience. We particularly enjoyed seeing so much young talent getting stuck in to a project that is directly relevant to our business.”

Ross Parsell Managing Director, Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems

“We have been really impressed by the quality of the candidates we have met at this event – it has definitely been a worthwhile couple of days! We particularly enjoyed sponsoring the Women in Engineering Forum and seeing our female engineers inspiring other women to remain within the industry. The event was well organised and we were well supported by the VMG team both in the run up to and during the event.”

Jonathan Cheeseman Resourcing and Talent Development Manager, Colas

“The calibre of visitors has been fantastic. We have spoken to so many visitors who have really valuable skills with the potential to have a brilliant career with us.”

John Woodhouse Resourcing Advisor, Sellafield

"It’s been a really good event; we’ve met a variety of different people from senior professionals to graduates with a variety of different skillsets relevant to ourbusiness. Great venue, well organised and we’re exhibiting again in April."

Jonathan Cheeseman Resource e-Talent Manager, Colas

"There’s been loads of really good skilled people, great CVs and really prepared visitors. We hire most of our graduates from this NEC fair."

Christin Bauer HR, Brose Limited

"We have exhibited at The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibiton for a couple of years now and it delivers a consistent stream of successful candidates for us. We've met a broad spectrum of engineers over the past couple of days - many of whom I'm looking forward to seeing further on down the recruitment process."

Tristan Tregartha Senior Project Manager, Buckingham Group Contracting

"We’ve meet an absolute mixture of individuals from different backgrounds from final year students to experienced professionals, many of whom didn’t know our brand. From a brand perspective it’s been magnificent, we’ve had lots of exposure, particularly from our seminar slot, which was excellent."

Victoria Blay HR Business Partner, Allianz

"This event is the perfect opportunity to share our brand values and vision for the future with a wide range of engineers. We have met brilliant candidates at all stages of life - from early careers right through to highly experienced job-changers. Sponsoring the Engineering Challenge was an integral part of our strategy to inspire the next generation and it has been a great success. To see so many university students passionate about engineering, really getting stuck into the task was brilliant."

Claire Chilton HR Manager, EDF Energy

"What a brilliant atmosphere! I couldn't believe how much great talent there is here - all under one roof!"

Charlotte Nicolson Resourcing Manager, Severn Trent

"Visitors have been relevant to the specific roles we are recruiting for, and I've been impressed by how well-prepared they are with their CV and questions. I've also been surprised by the distances people have travelled - we've met visitors from all over the country! As a first time exhibitor, I have been very grateful for the assistance of the VMG team."

Nick Brown Ocado Engineering Recruitment, Ocado

"It has been really refreshing to engage with top talent that have a real passion for the industry. The number of candidates that we've spoken to that I can honestly say have real potential to join us has far exceeded our expectations. The organisation of the event has been top notch too - overall, very impressed."

Mark Strange Recruitment, Harlow College

"I've been surprised by how busy we've been speaking to great candidates. Recruitment costs within the industry can be very high, so exhibiting at this eventis a cost-effective way of getting the word out there about our career opportunities. Part of our reasoning for attending the event was to get our name out there and we have certainly achieved our objective from a brand awareness perspective."

Emma Weston, HR and Andrew Wheatley Head of Systems Engineering, ETL Systems