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About Us

Our History

  • 1962

  • 1975

  • 1980

  • 1981

  • 1986

  • 1988

  • 1990

  • 1992

  • 1998

  • 2003

  • 2005

  • 2010

  • 2012

  • 2017

  • 2018

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • In 1988 the Telford office was opened.

  • MPI expanded into the rail industry

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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

We Are MPI Recruitment

In the fast-moving world, find a new way in recruitment. We’re MPI and we like to do things differently.

 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’. We have years of experience in support, professional, technical and engineering recruitment, so we know what works and what doesn’t. We’re based across the UK both in our own offices and co-located with our clients. 

In a competitive market we choose to put people first, this sets us apart from the crowd. We’re personable, approachable, professional and fair and we redefine the limits of recruitment with our
understanding. 

We have been providing technical recruitment solutions since 1962, our expertise is second to none. Our clients include many leading UK businesses. Talk to us to find out who benefits from our knowledge and network.  

 We are ISO:9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, RISQS approved and Cyber Essentials approved amongst many others. We offer our own online resource system for both our clients and our candidates, managing recruitment requirements, timesheets, finance reports, expiry of competence, work place experience logging, hours/fatigue management and much more.

We believe in providing an exceptional encounter to everyone, every time. We pride ourselves on consistently excellent service and we work hard to build relationships that last. Our clients stay with us as their businesses thrive and our teams are longstanding and well established. This longevity is unmatched in our industry and it helps us to do things differently.

We’re at the forefront of modern recruitment, but we like to look back to move forward - taking the best from enduring practice and fusing it with something new. We complement new technology with the best of good service tradition. This means face to face meetings, not call centre handling. We have dedicated account managers for bespoke talent matching, getting to know the people behind the businesses and CV’s, we drive best practice in our field.

Our credentials give candidates early access to vacancies while helping us to source the best talent. Our business is all about people and we’re proud to have this focus at our core. Unusually, our teams work on zero commission but receive their own equal share of our profits, making MPI a true partnership. We all pull together, ensuring a right first time approach is always applied.

Our impressive client base includes the biggest providers in each sector and we win every contract on the strength of our delivery and client service. We hand pick to match, invest time and money and people; put simply we won’t waste your time.

Our solutions for industry include training workshops, project delivery, aircraft repair and construction machine hire. 

Find a new way in recruitment; discover MPI Recruitment.  Recruitment Redefined.

Our Value Proposition

  • Our Customers

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    Our Customers

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    We will make the satisfaction of our customer's needs our primary goal by working with them to identify and satisfy their requirements now and in the future.

  • Our People

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    Our People

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    We will develop a working environment, which recognises and rewards their contribution to the business and encourages their personal involvement and development.

  • Our Suppliers

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    Our Suppliers

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    We will maintain beneficial relationships with all suppliers and only work with those that provide a quality product/service.

  • Business

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    Business

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    We will ensure the profitable growth of the business, which provides an acceptable return on investments to our shareholders by delivering value for money services to our customers.

  • Competition

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    Competition

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    We will aim to provide better services and on-time delivery than our competitors in those markets in which we choose to compete.

  • Leadership

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    Leadership

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    We will adopt a consistently open, participative leadership style to harness the skills and enthusiasm of the whole workforce.

  • Training

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    Training

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    We will provide the educational and training opportunities and resources to support the achievement of business objectives.

  • Responsibility for Quality

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    Responsibility for Quality

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    Management representatives will lead the quality programme and engage all employees through effective team working to ISO 9001 and AS9100. All members of staff shall be responsible to ensure that their work reaches quality standards first time.

  • Planning, Analysis and Improvement

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    Planning, Analysis and Improvement

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    Continuous improvement will be tackled through a planned and structured programme throughout the Company. Measurable objectives shall be agreed and regularly reviewed to ensure that the Company achieves what it sets out to do. Business risks and opportunities will be considered including changes in legislation, technology, demographics and the industry.

  • Community and Corporate Social Responsibility

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    Community and Corporate Social Responsibility

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    We will recognise our responsibility to our people and to the wider commercial and social communities in which we operate.

  • Environment and Sustainability

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    Environment and Sustainability

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    We will aim to minimise our impact on the environment.

Strategy & Vision

MPI's vision is to lead the industry by example and provide services that are superior to our competitors. MPI aims to develop and maintain long term relationships with our clients by listening to their needs and using advanced tools, best practice and principles to deliver total satisfaction.

MPI’s mission is to increase our customer’s effectiveness by providing high quality and cost effective personnel and services.

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Our business strategy is founded on meeting specific measurements that we set every year for each of MPI’s values. Success is measured through the satisfaction of the key goals set for each value outlined in the Values Proposition and is evaluated through the feedback we receive both formally and informally.

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