About NRL

About NRL

Learn more about NRL’s Heritage

NRL provides recruitment, training, rail maintenance and Non-Destructive testing (NDT) services to the technical, engineering and construction industries.

Established in 1983 and with a projected 2017 turnover of circa £170M, NRL has grown into one of the country’s leading recruitment and contracting companies.

Our strength is our people, with an industry leading low turnover of operational staff and a management team which has an average of 18 years service; we are able to provide continuity to our clients and an excellent level of customer service.

We pride ourselves on providing:

  • A personal, friendly and professional service
  • Competitive fees
  • Consideration for our candidates
  • Creativity, innovation and technology
  • Diversity of supply capability
  • Full nationwide and international coverage
  • Quantity and quality of our staff



NRL has a track record of working together with others to deliver solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We work as your “partner”, focusing on how our performance helps you to achieve your business objectives as well as applying metrics to assess the quality of our service provision.

NRL work with you, to provide an efficient and cost effective professional support service that will drive improvement in project delivery.



NRL are industry leaders in innovation, we were one of the first companies to be granted ECIA Employment Business membership and have successfully provided hundreds of staff to major capital new build and maintenance construction projects. NRL also has third party accreditations including membership to:

  • Energy Industries Council (EIC)
  • First Point Assessment
  • JIB PMES Industrial Information
  • Joint Industry Board (JIB)
  • Link Up Approval
  • Training Certification provider
  • UVDB (Achilles)


Professional Standards

We are committed to upholding professional standards within the recruitment industry and as such have full corporate APSCo membership.

NRL has a proven track record in providing the right resources at the right time and at the right price. Our excellent reputation within the industry is testament to this. Our clients return to us time after time as a specialist and conscientious recruiter with a thorough understanding of our sectors.

NRL features prominently in the Recruitment International Top 500 UK Recruitment companies and the Recruiter’s Hot 100 index.