Specialist Sectors

Holt Engineering Recruitment has the experience to supply blue and white collar staff, whether it be for a permanent or interim basis. With our extensive recruitment experience and hands-on engineering knowledge, we understand the needs of our clients as well as individual candidates.

The sectors we specialise in includes:

The aerospace and defence sector is thriving, especially in Bournemouth, Poole and the greater Dorset area with many major aerospace companies helping to make the South West Aerospace cluster the largest cluster in Europe. We work all over the UK, however, in Dorset, we are at the forefront of R & D within the defence sector with world-class companies designing and manufacturing naval systems, explosive ordnance disposal, armoured vehicles and submarine systems. We are able to supply precision engineers such as CNC millers and CNC turners, TIG welders, sheet metal fabricators, electronic wire people, PCB technicians and all of the white collar engineering staff to support those trades.


Due to its maritime naval history, Dorset is also a hub for the marine sector. With companies such as Sunseeker and The RNLI basing their manufacturing centres in Poole, the area has a wealth of businesses supplying the marine sector.

Precision Engineering, Fabrication and Electronics

Dorset has 100’s of businesses in the precision engineering, fabrication and electronic sector with many companies supplying tier 1 aerospace and defence companies as well as commercial, oil, gas and automotive sectors.


With renewable energy a hot topic at the moment, many companies have set up in the area, with one of the largest solar farms in the UK based near Bournemouth airport.
Oil and gas is also an import sector locally and many companies are supplying world class products around the world from Dorset

Commercial / Special Purpose Machinery

Dorset is also leading the way in the manufacture of special purpose machinery. There are many companies that supply automated equipment around the world and they are always looking for skilled mechanical fitters and electrical fitters, design engineers, installation engineers, project engineers and managers.