Welcome to NRL. We value our contractors and believe we have a duty of care to ensure that you have a great working experience throughout your time with us.  A member of our engagement team will serve as your main point of contact for any queries you may have and will ensure that your transition to NRL will be as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Who are NRL?

NRL has been supporting contractors’ recruitment needs in the technical, engineering and construction industries for over 30 years. Established in 1983, we have grown into one of the country’s leading recruitment and contracting companies.

We are currently supporting over 3,400 contractors placed in roles around the world and our experienced and knowledgeable teams are always on-hand to provide support. Our dedicated team of recruitment consultants have helped us achieve an industry leading low turnover of staff, meaning that any time you pick up the phone to speak with us you’ll be talking to someone you know.

We pride ourselves on delivering a personal, friendly and professional service. Everything we do works towards our core values: openness, integrity, professionalism, accountability and care.

Professional Standards

We are committed to upholding professional standards within the recruitment industry and as such have full corporate APSCo membership. We ensure that all consultants have access to APSCo accredited training programmes.


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
  • Link Up Approval
  • Training Certification provider
  • UVDB (Achilles)

Our Awards

NRL ranked in the top 12 UK companies for recruitment and training services for employees in construction (6th), technical (8th), oil and gas (12th) roles with an overall ranking of 36th in the Recruitment International Top 500 Report for 2015.

We were also named as “Recruitment Company of the Year 2015 (>£50m turnover)” at the APSCo Awards for Excellence last year for our nimble response to change and our service to both candidates and clients.


We currently work in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Construction
  • Defence
  • Fabrication
  • IT
  • Infrastructure
  • ME&I
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear
  • Office Support
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Power Generation
  • Production & Distribution
  • Rail
  • Renewables
  • Utilities
  • Water Treatment

Candidate care initiatives

At NRL all of our consultants operate within a specialist discipline. This gives us the ability to understand the market and offer a proactive consultancy service to our contractors.
You’ll receive relevant advice from a consultant who takes the time to understand your needs and places your best interests at the core of everything they do.
We have a number of contractor care initiatives to ensure that we always provide the best service for those engaged via our company, such as:

  • Accurate on-time payment of fees
  • Legal Support & Guidance
  • Local on-site representative
  • Payroll Services
  • Social Events

Health, Safety & Environmental Actions

NRL are committed to structured management systems for Health, Safety, Environment & Quality and have the following provisions in place:

  • Contractual inclusion of HSE requirements on a site specific basis
  • Liaison with supervisors regarding compliance
  • Policy on sustainability
  • Promotion of our client’s HSE policies and procedures to all workers
  • Validation of training and certification

Frequently asked questions

How do I send you my information?

Attached in the same email which you received the Welcome Booklet in, you will
find a New Worker Information Form attached. Please fill in the new worker information pack and return via email to [email protected].

Does this affect my pay?

No, your commercial terms will be unaffected.

When do I get paid?

Our payroll runs weekly from all timesheets sent/processed before Tuesday 12:00 and money will be in your account on Friday.

How do I submit my timesheets?

Your timesheets should be completed in the same manner and authorised by the same reporting line manager. However, timesheets and expenses forms should now be submitted to [email protected] before 12 noon Tuesday in readiness for payment into your nominated bank account on Friday.

If you have any questions or problems with your timesheets please call the payroll team on 01942 614 650.

Will my holiday entitlement change?

Holiday entitlement is only applicable to PAYE workers. NRL calculates holiday allowance at the statutory rates currently set as 28 days per annum inclusive of bank holidays pro rata, anything in addition to this is dependent on individual contracts of services and/or AWR requirements.

NRL gives workers the option of having holiday pay paid at the point of accrual or at a later date chosen by the worker. The worker is required to notify [email protected] of the amount of holiday to be paid by 12 noon Tuesday of the payment week. The worker should also notify the relevant authorising line managers if any leave is to be taken.

As workers have the choice of when holiday accrual is paid, all tax and NICs are calculated and deducted at the time of the accrual.

Will my pension change?

NRL has partnered with Now Pensions as our auto-enrolment pension provider, any workers paid on a PAYE basis will be assessed and automatically enrolled into the pension scheme if applicable. Full details will be sent to individuals at the relevant stage of auto-enrolment.

The current statutory contribution rates are 1% Worker and 1% Company (NRL) on gross wages between £192 and £827 per week.

Workers who are eligible for the Pension Scheme are able to opt out if they wish to. However in line with Auto Enrolment Legislation, this request must be made direct to Now Pensions by the individual after the first pension deduction has been taken from a wage.

If Now Pensions received your opt-out request within a month of being enrolled, you will be refunded your contribution amount. However you will lose the benefit of NRL’s contribution.

Have any queries?

If you have any questions you would like answered, we’re happy to help. You can contact our team using the details provided below:


NRL Engagement Team
Telephone: 01483 302 133
Email: [email protected]

NRL Payroll Team
Telephone: 01942 614 650
Email: [email protected]