About Us

FoodEng Recruitment specialises in the appointment of Engineering Personnel across the Food & Drink Industry. Our consultants are highly motivated to source engineering staff that will add value to companies operating within this fast-paced industry, whilst delivering a level of service that will consistently exceed expectations of clients and candidates.

Whether your business is looking to maintain production & packaging machinery, increase equipment efficiency levels, design/install new machinery, or embark on an Engineering culture change initiative, FoodEngRecruitment can identify the industry’s top engineering talent.

FoodEng Recruitment provides Permanent and Interim Engineering Recruitment Solutions throughout the UK and Mainland Europe, working with both SME’s and Multinational Organisations.

Meet the Leadership Team

Our leadership team are dedicated, career recruiters who apply a hands-on approach and are involved in every appointment the business makes.

As professional consultants we differentiate ourselves through, vast experience within the Food & Drink sector, the quality of the advice we offer clients, and the relationships we have developed with professionals within the sector.

Chris Burns

Chris Burns


Barney Wilkinson

Barney Wilkinson

Engineering Recruiter

Jo Milne

Jo Milne

Research & Marketing Manager


Our customers needed a more focused and specialist approach to the recruitment of Engineers in the Food & Drink industry. To fill this need FoodEng Recruitment was borne and brings professionalism and understanding to the challenging sub-niche of Engineering recruitment for the Food & Drink sector. Since 2002 we have focused on doing two things well; Firstly, we assist our customers to find the skilled Engineers and Engineering Managers they need to improve their Food & Drink businesses. Secondly, we identify career opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the Engineering professionals we work with. Our focus is on long-term value over short-term gain and 80% of our work is repeat business with Food & Drink customers.


We value integrity, honesty and continuity. We treat our employees and customers with respect and they repay us with their loyalty; Average employee service is currently nine years and customers speak to the same contact and receive consistency of service. We offer support and advice on long-term resourcing and talent attraction strategies as we believe it is important to go further than simply recruiting for individual roles. Working across both Permanent and Interim vacancies our ultimate aim is to deliver results for our customers in a timely manner and we achieve this through experience, utilising our food industry knowledge and developing new and existing relationships across all management levels and all corners of the Food & Drink sector.


As a recruitment brand dedicated exclusively to placing Engineering personnel within the Food & Drink industry we are uniquely positioned to deliver results for our customers. Our specialist Food Engineering recruitment consultants offer bespoke recruitment solutions throughout the UK and abroad. We have unwavering belief in the Engineers we represent which enables us to offer a guarantee that is twice as long as the industry standard. We place Engineers with customers working on a broad range of Engineering tasks and projects covering: Food & Drink Manufacturers, Food Machinery Manufacturers, Food Machinery Suppliers, Food Machinery Designers, Overseas Suppliers & Agents, Engineering Consultancies and Project Managers.