Meet the Team

Stuart Holt, PFM Director at Holt Engineering Recruitment  - Bournemouth, England

Stuart Holt, PFM Director

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“I always wanted to work somewhere that was professional and hardworking, but where they still placed an emphasis on having fun at work; I couldn’t find one, so I built one.  I’m happy to say I genuinely think everyone that works for this company enjoys coming to work, and for me, that is what it is all about.

I still like to keep my hand in on the actual recruitment side of the business, the idea is to lead from the front but I have to admit the team are starting to beat me to the top of the league table.

I love to travel and having spent five years living and travelling in some very random places; from a Lion Sanctuary in Zimbabwe to the Snowy Mountains of New Zealand; I like to think I have so far made the most of life”.


Julian Knott, Director of Engineering at Holt Engineering Recruitment Specialists, UK

Julian Knott, Director of Engineering

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“I have been recruiting engineering and manufacturing staff for the last 20 years in the Dorset having moved to the area after travelling the world for 19 months. I had previously worked in the engineering sector building guidance systems for the Channel Tunnel tunnelling machines and supporting mainframe computer and storage devices.

I am delighted with how we have expanded, taking our brand to some of the largest engineering businesses in the country, and look forward to turning Holt Engineering Recruitment into one of the leading engineering recruitment businesses in the UK.”



Nathan Dixon CertRP, Senior Consultant at Holt Engineering Recruitment Specialist, UK

Nathan Dixon CertRP, Senior Recruitment Consultant

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“I am a qualified engineer, having served a five-year apprenticeship in advanced engineering.  My engineering working experience spanned over 10 years, working through the workshop on manual and CNC machinery, quality control and inspection as well as production planning & estimating.  I then progressed into installation and commissioning where I led site installation teams through complex installations into high-speed production lines.

Also, I have covered design and project engineering positions giving me a good understanding of methods & processes for the engineering/manufacturing environment.  It’s exciting to see how Holt Engineering has grown and been able to assist an array of clients & candidates alike.  Outside of work I love to train in the gym and watch rugby with friends. Always in for a social event!”


Jay Hannen, Recruitment Consultant at Holt Engineering Recruitment

Jay Hannen, Recruitment Consultant

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“I have been recruiting in the Defence and Aerospace Sector for over four years.   After relocating to sunny Dorset I first worked in the local manufacturing market before advancing to pre-design technical Engineering Recruitment.

I’m not naturally technical but very curious and enjoy learning about how technology can change and improve the world we live in.

On a personal level, I’m an enthusiastic jogger working towards my first marathon.   Having spent a lot of my early life in London, My wife and I have found Dorset to be the perfect place to live, work and explore.”



Dan Jay, Recruitment Consultant at Holt Engineering Recruitment

Dan Jay, Recruitment Resourcer

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“I am an experienced Engineer in the Aerospace Sector. I spent 6 years in Advanced Engineering where I completed an Apprenticeship, then spent the reminding time becoming a CNC Turn-mill Programmer. I’ve worked on prototypes for Nuclear and the Ministry of Defence Industry and learning many different aspects in and around the industry. I feel with my technical knowledge that I could expand my skills and got the opportunity to move into recruitment to find engineers the jobs they desire and deserve.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing football and golf and also playing the guitar, I’m also always up for a good night out!”