Engineering Recruitment Case Study
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Knapp Case Study

By ATA Recruitment

38 hires with Knapp, including Maintenance Engineers, Team Leaders and Site Managers. After initially recruiting at just one site, we have since placed across multiple UK locations including Burton, Somerset and Brighton.

Knapp are specialists in automation technology for logistics and production, and we began working with the business in 2018. With the absence of an internal recruitment team, Knapp needed an engineering specialist that understood the marketplace and had an established network of engineering candidates. Like many engineering businesses, Knapp were trying to recruit within a very competitive market and needed help in attracting and retaining the right talent ahead of the competition.

The Solution

Our work with Knapp started with a site visit for us to develop a real understanding of their goals and challenges, as well as a first-hand account of what the candidates will be doing technically. In doing this, we were able to pass this knowledge on to candidates and find engineers that were not just capable of doing the job but were also a long-term fit for the business.

​Assigned a dedicated Account Manager, Knapp have one point of contact within ATA Recruitment who knows their business inside-out, building a strong rapport with Hiring Managers and streamlining the communication and recruitment processes. Our 4 offices throughout the UK has allowed us to support Knapp across many of their sites and add value through local knowledge of the area and the marketplace.

The Result

We have made 38 hires with Knapp, including Maintenance Engineers, Team Leaders and Site Managers. After initially recruiting at just one Knapp site, we have since placed across multiple throughout the UK including Burton, Somerset and Bradford. Our ability to manage and support high volume recruitment throughout several locations has resulted in preferred supplier status with Knapp, and we continue to make regular hires with the business.


Through ATA Recruitment’s support, Knapp has been able to ensure that the right engineers are on hand to maintain and repair their machinery, allowing the business to run with as little disruption as possible.