nrl recruitment testimonials

Client Testimonials


Steve Christie, Construction Manager, Wates Construction North East & Yorkshire 

I have engaged with NRL now on numerous occasions, having worked with them both to find me a new opportunity and since being at Wates to help me find technical staff, on both a temporary and permanent basis. Whilst discussing new opportunities with NRL, I found their approach to be consultative and thorough, they were also respectful that I wanted to be selective about the opportunities I chose to explore. Having used them also to source staff, I have had an equally positive experience finding they work with transparency and speed, with a sound understanding of the market and the people within it. In summary I would be happy to recommend NRL and their recruitment services.

Maria Potts, Finance & Resource Director, AMH Workspace

We engaged the services of NRL to assist with our recruitment needs and found the level of service to be excellent.  Adelle’s enthusiasm and commitment was first rate and she was able to source an ideal candidate for the position.  We have no hesitation in recommending NRL and would definitely work with them again on any future additions to our team.



Brian, Emtec Group

It’s refreshing to work with a supplier who really listens to our business needs and responds accordingly, providing valued support to fulfil our recruitment requirements.

Throughout our partnership I have found them to be honest, flexible and collaborative, whilst remaining practical and realistic because of their in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Aidan, Tenet Consultants Limited

NRL have acted as the sole recruitment agency on behalf of Tenet for the past 9 years (2005-2014). In that time, we have utilised their skills and expertise for all of our recruitment needs. This includes the employment of engineers and designers in both contracting and staff roles. We have always found the service provided to be of the absolute highest standard.

They have been incredibly responsive to our requirements, being able to identify the most suitable candidates on the job market that fulfil the specification of the roles we have been looking to fill. We rely on their expertise to screen the candidates they put forward for consideration, which saves us time and makes the recruitment process more efficient.

NRL have also been incredibly attentive to the needs of the contracting staff that work within our organisation. This has been achieved by building up an excellent rapport with them and engaging in regular visits to our offices. I would have no trouble in recommending NRL as an excellent recruitment agency of choice.

Steve, Shepherd Engineering Services

NRL consistently provide high quality and cost-effective labour solutions, frequently within critical timescales. The honesty and integrity of our relationship, as well as their knowledge and experience of the Mechanical and Electrical Industry, has allowed NRL to remain one of our supply chain partners for 19 years.

Mining & Minerals

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Steve, Amec Nuclear UK Ltd

NRL have been providing the radiography service for AMEC for several years at the Sellafield site. I have found them to be reliable, flexible and professional in carrying out their duties in what is sometimes a very tight timescale. I look forward to carrying on this relationship in the future and would recommend them to other companies.

John, Redhall Nuclear

NRL have continued to provide a high level of service to Jordan Nuclear Ltd and have the ability to react at short notice to meet our client’s demands.

Howard, Jacobs Engineering

Over the past 12 months Jacobs (Westlakes office) have worked in Partnership with Sellafield and the NRL team, resourcing the FGMSP Commissioning team. The contribution to the team to date is 30 plus Technical support and Engineering personnel.

The service provided by the NRL team has never been anything other than excellent contributing to a Sellafield client satisfaction survey score of 100%.

NRL ensured they understood the requirements and have excellent knowledge of the market and undertook a comprehensive benchmarking exercise with respect to rate for specific roles.

They have sourced quality resources at competitive rates demonstrating discretion and integrity at all times.

Both I and the client have total confidence in the NRL teams’ ability to provide a quality service.

I would have no hesitation in employing NRL’s services in the future or making a professional recommendation to others.

Carl, Interserve Industrial Services

As the Evap-D project is now coming to its natural conclusion, I would like to take this opportunity to thank NRL and your team on a job well done.

The success of this project has been down to the involvement of all those involved working together, with NRL playing a major role during the last two years.

The relationship between Interserve and NRL has been an exemplary demonstration of how subcontract arrangements should and can work. This has no doubt been down to the involvement and hard work by the NRL team.

I would like to pass on my thanks for the professional and committed manner which you have worked with Interserve construction team to deliver a high-quality service.

I look forward to working with NRL on other projects in the future.

Alan, Lectec Services Limited

NRL have been the preferred supplier for labour and white collar professionals to Lectec Services for over 15 years. Over this period, the Washington team have gone out of their way to gain a detailed knowledge of our business and our staff. Their approach is always flexible, professional and competitive.

Our projects often require the delivery of large numbers of qualified trades’ people within the usual constraints of time and budget. NRL fulfil our requirements while continually monitoring the quality of both labour and service. Their capabilities extend to all our sectors including power generation, chemical, petrochemical and process, oil and gas and fabrication.

Notably, NRL have demonstrated an exceptional capability of managing industrial, major capital projects including NAECI Cat 1 projects. They deal with IR and TU issues with minimum impact to the workforce and their staff mobilise quickly to be available on site, no matter where the project, which is invaluable to us.

Oil & Gas

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Power Generation

Joerg, Alstom Power Limited

I engaged NRL to supply a key team of operatives to support our new build CCGT project in Pembroke. NRL supplied a qualified and experienced team of operatives who have worked efficiently on our project and enabled my department to deliver our part of the project on time and within budget. The NRL team are always available and regularly attended site to deliver team meetings and tool box talks. When it came to demobilising the site team, NRL carried this out with the minimum amount of fuss and disruption to the project. NRL maintained exceptional industrial relations on the project. I highly commend them and look forward to working with them on future projects.


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Renewable Energy

Jeff, SSE Contracting

I recently celebrated 20 years of service with SSE Contracting Limited and I believe it appropriate to mark the occasion with a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to a number of our construction industry partners who have supported our operation.

During my period with SSE Contracting, our team has successfully developed the E & I Business into one of the UK’s leading and most respected companies in that sector. Underpinning our success has been the magnificent support we’ve enjoyed from a number of key companies on our supply chain, one of which is our premier agency labour provider, NRL.

When called upon by our team, NRL’s Washington operation has been able to support us with a service that is both professional and consistent with integrity beyond reproach. It has not mattered whether the request has been for a single instrument pipefitter working on a Gas Storage Facility, or large numbers of COMPEX certified approved electricians working on a Cat 1 NAECI Nominated Project on a coal fired power station, the response has always been timely and efficient.

Thinking back, NRL has supported SSE Contracting on projects for more than 14 years across the full spectrum of E & I industries including; petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation offshore renewable generation, nuclear de-commissioning, gas compression etc. It’s also worth noting that there isn’t a geographical area of the UK where NRL has been unable to resource labour.

Sourcing and supplying the initial labour resource request is one thing, however NRL has always provided an excellent ‘after sales’ services. Your knowledge, experience and understanding of our industry provides us with total confidence when working and liaising with Trade Unions, thus ensuring excellent industrial relations on all of our contracts. This is particularly relevant where we’ve had a composite mix of SSE Contracting and NRL engaged operatives on a number of our projects.

Please pass my sincerest thanks to all within your Washington team, whom have been a pleasure to deal with and I look forward to a continuance of our joint success.

Service Testimonials

With the help of NRL’s team who delivered exceptional signalling engineering work, we have delivered our project to the highest quality and safety standards – which has been recognised by both Network Rail and the wider rail industry.
Monica, Network Rail
NRL provides a hand grinding service. The service they provide allows us to deliver our track treatment fleet, helping us reduce the rolling contact fatigue at national level.
Stacy, London Underground
NRL's efficient and effective plain line grinding service helps us to meet the track maintenance requirements for our Nothern Line Speed Uplift Project and our Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety Programme.
International Assignment Support
Patrick Meuli, NRL Client
In the course of dealing with NRL we found them to be cooperative, flexible and reliable. I have no hesitation in recommending NRL in the future.

Candidate Testimonials

A temporary contractor managed by NRL's Wigan office
If any of my friends or family are looking to go work for an agency, I will definitely be passing over your company's details as my time working under you has been faultless.
Alan Young - Electrical Contractor (worked with NRL's Sunderland office)
I’ve worked with NRL on and off doing electrical work for over 30 years. Throughout this time I have always found them professional and easy to work with, and would recommend them to any contractor looking for a new role.
Gary Muir - Erection Supervisor at Mostostal Pulawy (worked with NRL's Wigan recruitment office)
I am pleased and proud to have worked for NRL on a number of projects. They are very professional, whoever they engage with. Highly recommended.
Olivia Watson (worked with NRL's Woking Recruitment office)
I found the recruitment process with NRL far superior to my experience with other agencies from the offset; after an initial in-depth meeting I was only contacted about roles that suited my requirements and qualifications, meaning no time was wasted. Furthermore due to how tailored and efficient the process was I secured an ideal job role within 2 weeks of registering with NRL, and began my contract less than a week after offer. Dealing with Esme and Kayleigh was an absolute pleasure and made the process of job hunting much smoother and quicker than expected. They were personable yet professional throughout the process, even conducting an informal follow-up meeting a few weeks into my job role to celebrate my success, which was lovely. Overall I would definitely recommend NRL to those looking for work as the company is very competent and has a genuine interest in each individual. As a result of working with Esme and Kayleigh I have gained access to a company I never previously would have had the opportunity to grow with.