Connecting People in Marine and Energy Recruitment

About Us

At SLR Recruitment, we are proud to embody the spirit of female empowerment in every aspect of our work.

Driven by our commitment to integrity and honesty, we stand by our promise to deliver exceptional results, every time.

We are the bridge between shipbuilders, marine refit employers, and skilled tradespeople, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Situated strategically on the south coast, SLR has cultivated strong relationships with UK shipyards, providing them with the skilled workforce they need.

With 17 years of experience and a team of 7 dedicated professionals, we understand the critical importance of labour supply during peak contract periods. This is where we shine. Shipbuilding and refit trades are not just our business; they are our passion. Our deep-rooted knowledge and expertise enable us to navigate the complexities of the industry with ease.


Our in-depth knowledge of the recruitment processes within each of the following sectors sets us apart from generic recruitment consultants. By understanding the unique needs of each sector and fostering long-lasting, trusting relationships with firms both large and small, we offer the most effective recruitment journeys for employers and prospective employees alike.





Our Specialities

To find out how a marine recruiter can help your shipbuilding projects or find you work, get in touch with us today.

  • Slingers
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Fire Watch Personnel
  • Marine Engineers
  • Project Supervisors
  • Project Managers
  • Mechanical Fitters
  • Marine Electricians
  • Industrial Painters
  • Blasters – Grit/Shot/Slurry/UHP
  • Fabricator Welders
  • Platers

Latest Job Offerings

Project Manager – Construction

Berkshire | Building & Construction | Permanent / Full Time | Project Management

Project Managers Needed!!!
£70,000 – £80,000 plus benefits. (DOE).
Car allowance
Lodge allowance
Full time

Production / Quality Manager

Aviation | Devon | Permanent / Full Time | Transport / Logistics / Drivers

Production / Quality Manager

Welder/ Pipefitter/ Fabricators – Marchwood

Contract or Temp | Hampshire | Trades & Services | Welder / Metalworker

SLR Recruitment are looking for skilled pipefitters, welders, and fabricators for an exciting steelwork project on a vessel in Marchwood.

Sales Account Manager

Hampshire | Permanent / Full Time | Sales & Account Management | Sales Manager

Sales Account Manager – Marine

Welder – Stick or Steel work

Contract or Temp | Engineering | Engineering - Other | Hampshire

Welder MMA, TIG, MIG, Stick and Steel work

Naval Base Ship Cleaner – Portsmouth

Cleaner | Contract or Temp | Hampshire | Trades & Services

SLR Recruitment are looking for individuals that are looking for a job with stability and room to grow within a company.

Industrial Painters/ Blaster/ Sprayers- Govan Shipyard

Contract or Temp | Glasgow City | Painting | Trades & Services

SLR Recruitment are looking for Marine Bias Industrial Painters, Sprayers and Blasters for an ongoing contract in Govan Shipyard.

Coating inspector- Govan

Contract or Temp | Glasgow City | Painting | Trades & Services

SLR Recruitment is seeking experienced QC/Inspectors for a busy shipyard in Govan, Glasgow. This ongoing role offers plenty of overtime opportunities.

QC/ Coatings Inspector – Barrow in Furness

Contract or Temp | Cumbria | Painting | Trades & Services

SLR Recruitment are looking for a Quality Control/ Coatings Inspector to join a busy team In one of the most iconic Shipyards in the UK.

Industrial Painters – Barrow in Furness

Contract or Temp | Cumbria | Painting | Trades & Services

SLR Recruitment are looking for Industrial Painters to work on an exciting project in Barrow In Furness.

Site Engineer / Supervisor

Engineering | Hampshire | Industrial | Permanent / Full Time

Our Portsmouth-based client, a fantastic company in the construction industry, is seeking a Steel Erector/Site Supervisor.

Mechanical Fitter- Scotland

Boat / Marine Specialist | Contract or Temp | Glasgow City | Trades & Services

Marine Mechanical Fitters needed for a 6 month contract based in Scotland

Electrical Fitters- Scotland

Boat / Marine Specialist | Contract or Temp | Glasgow City | Trades & Services

Electrical Fitters needed for a 6 month contract based in Scotland

Marine Welders- Scotland

Boat / Marine Specialist | Contract or Temp | Glasgow City | Trades & Services

Marine Welders needed for a 6 month contract based in Scotland.

Project Manager – Defence

Defence / Emergency / Security | Hampshire | Permanent / Full Time | Security - Other

Customer Facing Project Managers, background in Defence, Aviation or Space.

Cost Consultant

Engineering | Engineering - Other | Hampshire | Permanent / Full Time

Cost consultant – background in Space, Defence or Aviation

Platers Scotland

Contract or Temp | Glasgow City | Trades & Services | Welder / Metalworker

Marine Platers required for a 6 month contract in Scotland

Phil Clements – 15-02-23

What our clients say

A very friendly and easy to use agency, took the time to come and see the working environment first to make sure the right candidates were selected, They worked tirelessly to help us fill our vacancy with the right person.

Caroline Tyler – 15-02-23

What our clients say

I can't think of a business owner and team of people who care more about the community of Portsmouth! Sarah is committed and an expert in the marine refit and shipbuilding sector

Christian Scarboro –

What our clients say

I would like to say how friendly and efficient the staff are at SLR and  give a special mention for Tatum who helped us through a challenging time. She dealt with the situation with professionalism and passion and she is a credit to your organisation.

Latest News

Careers for Tradespeople in the Marine and Shipbuilding sector

Shipyard labour onsite quickly – how SLR can help meet project deadlines

Jobs for industrial painters and blasters in the Marine sector

Contract work for welder fabricators in the marine sector

How to write a marine and shipbuilding cover letter

Flexible shipyard skilled labour to manage peaks

Contract work for industrial painters and blasters

Jobs for welder fabricators in shipbuilding and refits

How to write a CV for shipbuilding work

Why some shipbuilding jobs require security clearance

The Importance of an Industrial Painter and Blaster in Shipbuilding

What does a shipyard welder fabricator do

How to find the right skilled tradespeople for your shipbuilding project

Shipbuilding News in the UK

Why SLR is the marine recruiter for your shipbuilding project

Finding skilled labour for shipbuilding projects

Helping shipbuilding candidates with applications

Shipyard Contracts Manager vs Project Manager

How we help shipbuilders hit key project milestones

The difference between a shipyard contract manager and project manager

What jobs are there in shipbuilding?

Helping shipyard production directors hit project deadlines

Shipbuilding and marine recruitment – getting the right labour

How to get the job

What Is a Cover Letter Meant to Say?

What Makes a Good CV Stand Out?

Benefits of using LinkedIn

Building future opportunities for Portsmouths young people

SLR participates at the Shaping Portsmouth Conference 2023

What are your career options after leaving the military

Portsmouth strengthens ties to Halifax Nova Scotia

Why Hughes and Salvidge partnered with SLR to support women in Portsmouth

SLR partners with Biscoe Law at the Inspirational womens awards

Interview with our MD on the Inspirational woman of Portsmouth awards

SLR supporting Shaping Portsmouth and National Apprenticeship Week

Happy new year from the SLR team

What’s ahead for the SLR team in 2023

Security clearance- what opportunities are there in shipbuilding?

BAE Systems awarded £4.2 billion contract to build Royal Navy ships

Spotlight on our clients – Tamar Crossings

Opportunities for industrial painters with SLR

The History of Barrow-in-Furness shipyard

How SLR supports the city of Portsmouth

Paying a candidate what they’re worth

T32 frigates create opportunities at Barrow-in-Furness

The advantages of holding security clearance in marine recruitment.

What sets SLR apart from other larger recruiters

Industrial cleaner: a path to progression in the marine sector

The history of Cammell Laird shipyard

How do we identify the most placeable candidate?

SLR becomes a patron of Shaping Portsmouth

How an industrial cleaning role can open the door to opportunity

The power of local networking for marine recruitment

SLR expands and moves into a new office space

Supporting women in shipbuilding

A busy period in Portsmouth Dockyard opens up opportunity

Spotlight on job roles within shipbuilding

Project deadlines how we support our shipbuilding clients

Leaving the armed forces – career transition

Is security clearance an asset in job hunting – your questions answered

Ensuring your shipbuilding project has the right staff

How we connect skilled tradespeople to opportunity

How hard is it to transition from military to civilian work

Shipbuilding – a thriving growth sector in challenging times

What transferable skills can ex services use in shipbuilding

Why SLR stands apart in marine recruitment

Will I be supported as I seek employment in civilian life?

Why do clients use SLR for shipbuilding staff?

Is Security clearance an asset in civilian work?

SLR: bridging the gap between clients and candidates in marine recruitment

How to ensure your shipbuilding project is delivered on time

Why transitioning from the Armed forces can be challenging

How SLR Builds Relationships with Clients in the Marine Sector

The History of Falmouth shipyard

BAE Plans for Shipbuilding in Glasgow

The Importance of Contributing to our Local Community

What SLR Does For Its Candidates

Transitioning From the Armed Forces: How SLR Helps To Start Your Civilian Career

SLR Visits the Seawork Exhibition 2022 Southampton

Spotlight on the SLR Team

Are you looking for your What Next?

The Importance Of Cammell Laird To UK Shipbuilding

What Are The Advantages of Security Clearance When Job Hunting

The History of Shipbuilding in Portsmouth

The Latest Jobs At SLR – A Range Of Opportunities

Why Security Clearance Can Help You In The Shipbuilding

Next Steps In Your Career After Military Life

Meet The SLR Team Specialist Marine Recruiters

Playing our part in restoring the D day landing craft

Job Opportunities in Portsmouth as Griffon Hover Works Wins £25M Contract

SLR Current Live Vacancies

Providing Qualified Tradespeople to the Shipbuilding Industry Quickly

Huge Investment into UK Shipbuilding by the Government

Supporting our forces people whilst serving and beyond

How hard is it to find work after the military?

How SLR helps ex services succeed in civilian careers

Do employers like ex-military?

Are there jobs for people with security clearance?

Transitioning from the Forces: Opportunities in Shipbuilding

Will I be supported as I seek employment in civilian life?

How SLR helps the shipbuilding sector

What does a marine recruiter do?

How do I get a job outside of the military?

Getting a civilian job after a military career

Why You Can Trust SLR to Help Ex-Services

Questions on resettlement and career transition when leaving the military

How can I be successful after the military?

What are the current vacancies at SLR

Leaving the armed forces can be an emotional time

Why specialist marine recruitment is the best choice for ex services

How we help ex services start their civilian career

Shipbuilding opportunities at Cammell Laird shipyard 2022

How To Gain Security Clearance For Work And How To Keep It

Adjusting to civilian life after a military career

Do Employers Like Ex-Military Personnel?

Jobs in Ship Refitting and Building: What Work Is Involved

The Process To Getting Security Cleared For Work

Specialist Recruitment Agency: Why They Are Worth It.

The boom in the shipbuilding industry in the UK

A Day In The Life Of A Marine Recruiter

Why security cleared personnel are so sought after

National Shipbuilding Strategy: Naval Shipbuilding in the UK 2022

UK shipyards poised for the return of the cruise industry

How to make sure you don’t lose your security clearance

The common challenges for a personnel recruiter in the marine industry

The busy refit and shipbuilding industry

What You Can Expect From The Recruitment Process?

Why security cleared personnel are so sought after

How to find the best recruiting agency for your military transition

First steps to getting a job when you leave the forces

How to Complete Your Application to Show Experience and Gaps

What Is Security Clearance?

The busy refit and shipbuilding industry

The Benefits of Subcontracting for Work

The importance of good communication when seeking work