Andrew Bairstow

Andrew Bairstow

Managing Consultant


 07917 043 687

My background in recruitment

I have been recruiting maintenance and service engineers into the food, FMCG and manufacturing sector for over 16 years here at ATA. I now oversee a team of specialist recruiters that focus on the maintenance market in Yorkshire and the North West of England.

I recruit maintenance engineers, engineering supervisors and team leaders, control systems engineers, project engineers, up to site engineering managers and operations managers.

I can help you with


My candidate network has been built over a very long period of time and is much bigger than most of my competitors, so I have access to candidates that nobody else does.

I know how to assess a candidate technically and also understand exactly what they are looking for in their next role and what they are looking for longer term. This will ensure you only interview candidates that fit the criteria you give me and candidates that are interested in your opportunity for the right reasons.


If you explain to me what is important to you, I can speak to the right companies on your behalf.

I can give expert advice about salary benchmarking for different shift patterns, interview skills, CV writing, and which companies /industries might be best for you to think about.

If you are looking for a new role, I can help prepare you for the interview to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting your ideal job

The best part of my job

I still enjoy interviewing engineers and finding out what makes them tick. I keep tabs on how their careers progress, and it gives me a real buzz when these engineers get promoted into managers and ask me to help them build their teams! It’s the circle of life.

What I do when I'm not in the office

My kids keep me busy at home and I’ve been doing CrossFit for a number of years now which is great fun.


"I can state that Andrew Bairstow is very reliable and shoulders responsibilities well. He gives good advice and also has an excellent knowledge of how to apply basic and advanced engineering techniques to the problem in hand. He has excellent communication skills towards customers and always gives 100% dedication to his job."

Rafal Peilka, Electrical Engineer, KNAPP Logistics Automation Inc.

"I have worked with Andy at ATA for a few years now. He has helped my career progress to new higher roles from engineering into management, he recently helped me find my first official maintenance supervisory level role whilst also helped me recruit a new engineer for my new team within a short turn around period. He understands what Is required from a company when searching out a new role and for a candidate. He is my first port of call for a recruiter."

Louis Walker, Engineering Team Leader (Food), Valeo Confectionary.

"I have known Andrew for around 3 years through his role as a recruitment consultant for ATA. He has consistently demonstrated both personal and professional integrity in his support to me during my endeavours to secure a role that has objectively met my aspirations."

Joe Ashworth, Site Engineering Manager, Greggs

"Many thanks to Andy for finding me a role close to home in a decent company. Talked me through in detail, helped me prepare for the interview and answered every question about the position. Always available when I needed him. Many thanks Andy."