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About MPI Recruitment

Specialising in rail, aviation, defence, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, construction and automotive industries we are experts in our field and so much more than ‘just an agency’. With years of experience in support, professional, technical and engineering recruitment, we know what works and what doesn’t.

Service sectors

We have impressive knowledge and invaluable experience in the sectors we work in. We are specialists in the recruitment needs of the particular areas shown below and we offer a bespoke service to help you find the right staff for you.


​Since 1989 we’ve been at the heart of the rail industry, sourcing and placing the best candidates in professional and technical roles. Our experience gives us a unique understanding. We have the insight to deliver the right people for the job.


We are the UK’s most established aviation recruitment agency, and our knowledge and understanding are unmatched. Since 1962 we’ve placed first-class personnel with some of the world’s best companies in the aviation and aerospace sectors.

Manufacturing & Engineering

MPI has worked in various manufacturing plants since its founding days in 1962, from electrical engineering to drinks production we can find you the right candidate to help you fulfil customer requirements.

Energy and Utilities

Encompassing Water & Environment, Gas, Drainage and Energy including traditional power and renewables this sector is set to continue expanding for years to come as the UK’s reliance on renewable energy sources grows.


We have provided suitably qualified and experienced personnel to the Automotive Sector since the early 2000’s. We thoroughly understand the demands, culture and values held with many Automotive companies within the industry. 


We have provided suitably qualified and experienced personnel to the defence sector since the early 1990’s and we have a fantastic track record in providing proven and robust solutions.  

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Our clients

We invest time and effort in ensuring we understand our client’s needs. MPI Recruitment recognises the importance of establishing and managing a positive relationship with our partners.

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  • Network Rail  logo
  • Siemens logo
  • Airbus logo
  • Alstom logo
  • GTR logo
  • Korea Aerospace logo
  • Linbrooke logo
  • Thales logo
  • Saab logo
  • Parker Hannifan logo
  • Babcock logo
  • Aerocare Aviation logo
  • Go-Ahead logo
  • Magellan logo
  • Colas logo
  • Titan Airways logo
  • Southern logo
  • Volker logo
  • Amey logo
  • Wabtec logo
  • ADI logo
  • Rail Systems Alliance Scotland logo


ISO 9001 Quality

ISO 9001 Quality, Accreditations

ISO 14001 Environmental

ISO 14001 Environmental, Accreditations

RISQS Supplier No: 3432

RISQS Supplier No: 3432, Accreditations

AS 9100D Quality

AS 9100D Quality, Accreditations


RICA, Accreditations


IRSE, Accreditations

Disability Confident

Disability Confident, Accreditations


Constructionline, Accreditations


JOSCAR, Accreditations

Builder's Profile

Builder's Profile, Accreditations

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials, Accreditations


CIRAS, Accreditations


ICO, Accreditations

Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant, Accreditations

Our roots

MPI traces its roots back to 1962 when it pioneered the concept of the flexible mobile workforce. At the time the company was known as Welltrade and we worked in the telecoms, electrical engineering and manufacture, factory shutdowns, broadcasting, automotive and aviation maintenance industries.

Our roots, 1962

Our head-office

Having operated from bases in and around North London, MPI made its move to a new head-office in Hertford in June 1975. That remained our head office until 2016 when we moved to our current larger site.

Our head-office, 1975

Our company name

In 1980 the decision was made to change the company name to Mobile Personnel International.

Our company name, 1980

United together

Offices in Hemel Hempstead and Tooting, South London were amalgamated with Hertford in September 1981.

United together, 1981

Milton Keynes

In August 1986 the decision was made to open a new office in Milton Keynes to service the growing need in the South Midlands for an engineering labour provider with extensive knowledge of the Electronics markets. We also started a division called MPI Electronics were we sub-contracted the manufacture of PCB's and small electronic devices. This division ran for five years.

Milton Keynes, 1986


In 1988, the Telford office was opened.

Telford, 1988

Rail industry

MPI expanded into the rail industry.

Rail industry, 1990


The company had a name change and was also divided into MPI Ltd looking after Electronics, Broadcasting, Telecoms and the newly founded rail department and MPI Aviation Ltd looking after our hugely successful aviation department.

Rebranding, 1992

Fixed Price Work

In 1998 the idea of supplying work under 'Fixed Price Work' packages was turned into a commercial reality for our aviation department.

Fixed Price Work, 1998

24/7 Fuel Tank

In 2003, MPI set up its highly successful MPI 24/7 Fuel Tank repair teams.

24/7 Fuel Tank, 2003

Aviation training

In 2005, due to new regulations within the aviation industry MPI created a training department to ensure all of our contractors would meet the new required certifications. Over time this department has grown to accommodate other industries courses and is hugely popular with our clients and contractors.

Aviation training, 2005

Updated packages

In 2010, our rail department also moved into providing fixed price work packages.

Updated packages, 2010


​MPI started our apprenticeship scheme to give back to the industries we work with.

Apprenticeship, 2012


MPI Aviation and MPI Ltd became one company again known as MPI Ltd.

Amalgamation, 2017


In 2018 MPI was re-structured with a new management director team consisting of Simon Henser as managing director, Sarah Grant as finance director and Gemma Newby as Operations director.

Restructuring, 2018

Client Survey Responses

​MPI are always our first port of call when we need permanent employees or contractors and are always quick to respond.

Great communication and always helpful.

Client Survey Responses

Gill Trevis

We use you by choice because we get prompt responses, good service and your communication is also good. Acknowledging any enquiries, and advising who will be dealing with our request, again promptly.

Gill Trevis, Practice Manager Resources

Client Survey Responses

​Fast results and good candidates

Client Survey Responses

Client Survey Responses

​Good reliable people with the correct skills for the role

Client Survey Responses

Atkins Group

MPI go the extra mile to ensure that the Personnel Provided have the appropriate skills that we require. It is a pleasure to do business with a company that understands our business and look forward to the Collaborative Working in the future.

Atkins Group

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​No I think all your Staff are professional in their manner & the way that they conduct business. So excellent I would say.

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Client Survey Responses

​Excellent flexibility and call out availability for a tank team to support our operation when required.

Client Survey Responses

Client Survey Responses

​MPI (Julie) has provided excellent service for many years and understands the type of applicants we need for our technical support roles.

Client Survey Responses

Head of Operational Resource

​For many years MPI have been a key framework supplier to Alstom, delivering consistent high quality fully equipped resource, supporting the successful delivery of multiple successful signalling projects. MPI’s large pool of highly skilled engineers with vast industry knowledge, have formed part of Alstom’s key project delivery teams, both long term collaborative placements and short term specific targeted delivery teams. MPI’s focus on growth of keys skills in the industry and development of staff has fully aligned with Alstom’s core values and allowed the formation of a winning delivery partnership.

Head of Operational Resource

Client Survey Responses

​Great interaction with the recruitment consultant in charge of the contractors provided by MPI to us. Any issues there is swift and professional communication either by email or phone. Equally quick response to any queries from line managers or the contractors themselves.

I can't speak highly enough about the level of service and professionalism that I have with Kerrie Hill. She provides excellent service for both myself and the contractors.

Client Survey Responses

Client Survey Responses

​MPI have always been thorough in their searches and they provide results within timescales requested.

I would like to thank MPI for their hard work during what has been a difficult time for everyone.

Client Survey Responses

Client Survey Responses

​Quality staff with a quick turn around from enquiries to staff nominations

Client Survey Responses


​About MPI 24/7 Fuel Tank Team:

Just to let you know, the tank team were invaluable last week, they were available when required, knowledgeable and always ready to offer assistance or advise.


Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Whilst working through MPI for over 12years consistently I have had no issues, I find them as a professional company with professional staff at the forefront

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Client Survey Responses

The continuity of leadership, who has a consistent and in depth knowledge of our requirements and explores capacity within the supply chain to support the wider needs of the industry.

Client Survey Responses

Client Survey Responses

​Good reliable well experienced staff who are very helpful, friendly and professional.

Client Survey Responses


Leg– ends !

I would really like to thank you and your team for all your fantastic support over the years. I could not have wished for a more professional team to support our operations here in Hamburg. The lads have been fantastic in every way, always on time, staying till the jobs done. What more could I ask for. Obviously the duo of Simon & Max are widely known as legends here amongst the flight line teams. As for yourself John, I really appreciate your hard work to ensure the team are here on site when requested, regardless of where in the world they are. I wish you all the very best in the future.

Again, thanks for everything.


Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​Always great representing MPI. Never had an issue in 20+ years. Other sponsors/suppliers should step up to the mark!

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Client Survey Responses

​A quality service, competent and safe minded people. Excellent engagement, both at site & at a corporate level.

Client Survey Responses

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​Overall a great company I’ve never had no issues since working for them and find everyone in there respective departments very helpful training through to payroll to general questions nothing ever seems a problem.

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Client Survey Responses

​I am happy to say that the resource and the management I deal with at MPI are first class and any queries are responded to in a positive way.

MPI in my opinion always does what it says on the tin.

Client Survey Responses

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​Prefer MPI to all other agencies

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Carly Mitchell

​I have worked with MPI for over 10 years. They are efficient and always provide an exceptional service. They possess a vast amount of knowledge within the Railway Industry and have access to a wide variety of skilled resources. The service provided by MPI is consistent and professional at all times which make working with them easy and stress free.

Carly Mitchell, Resourcing Manager

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​Good service received in general and text messages are really informative. Thanks.

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Client Survey Responses

​Great service at all times. Always great responses

Client Survey Responses

Sukhdev Singh

I have been working for MPI for a number of years and MPI have given me an outstanding service, staff have been very friendly and always helpful. If there was a issue it always was dealt with promptly. I am now in full time employment but if I need MPI 's services again I will definitely use their services again. A big thank you to MPI who helped me a lot in the past especially Mr. Joe Brooks. Wish you all the best in the future. Many thanks.

Sukhdev Singh

Client Survey Responses

​​MPI very good supplier. Very prompt service and quality candidates.

Client Survey Responses

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​Very professional and honest company. Matt Anstey is always on the ball, truthfull and approachable

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Delivery Director

MPI has played a key role in providing Siemens Mobility with the specialist resources required during one of the busiest periods the rail industry has seen. With trusted leadership we look forward to a continued successful relationship.

Delivery Director

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

​MPI is out of all contractors I have worked for the best hence why after 22 years I’m still there 😀

Contractor Satisfaction Survey

Client Survey Responses

It is important that we have the correct staff with the required competencies which MPI always manage to provide. ​

Simon, Tom & the rest of the staff at MPI are always willing to help with any requests we have for staff or training requirements.

Client Survey Responses

Bani Marwaha

​I have worked with MPI Limited for 2 years in the Rail Sector and in this time I have been thoroughly happy with the support I have been given. In particular, I find their approach to be incredibly personal, taking the time to understand individual needs and preferences. Any questions or queries are answered and resolved in a timely manner, and I find their processes with regards to payroll and contract renewals very succinct and easily understandable. I would happily recommend MPI Limited to anyone wishing to work through an agency and establish a foothold in the Rail
Sector. I believe I have developed a great partnership with the company and they have helped to me to develop and work towards achieving my career ambitions.

Bani Marwaha


Joe Brooks is very efficient, always a pleasure dealing with MPI.


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