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Recruitment Services


Our defence team at SERT offers contract, interim and permanent recruitment solutions to the public and private sectors. The success of the division has stemmed from conducting thorough candidate interviews and finding niche personnel under tight deadlines.

Using existing networks and referrals, our defence team has access to a wide range of candidates, not found on the traditional job boards and LinkedIn. Due to the nature of the industry, we source Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel (SQEP) on minimal detail resulting from security restrictions imposed on national security critical projects. The team understands the Security Clearance processes and the need for urgent SQEP already hold it.

Our network includes many ex-military personnel whom we have helped get their first role after transitioning out the forces. We work as a key provider to the MOD & Strategic Partners via framework agreements. We work on projects in land, maritime, submarine, nuclear, aviation and IT and have worked with engineers with backgrounds in safety, airworthiness, quality assurance, project, human factors, mechanical and electrical to name a few.

Our approach to recruitment is tailored based on the need of our client and customer, thus establishing personal experiences is a priority. Unlike some of our competitors, our defence team believes in quality over quantity only putting forward candidates that we believe are right for the role, and if no one is available, consulting our clients on the market and offering alternative solutions. We also target our business development to companies we believe we can help conducting company research prior to approaching.


SERT’s priority in the Defence team, alike other sectors, is our candidates. The approach is simple; clear, regular and open communication between you and one of our consultants. Working within such a complex industry, our team understand security clearances, qualifications held / required for engineers and the experience levels required for our roles. We appreciate that you are keen to gain as much information as possible before considering a new opportunity, and we strive to do this as best as possible whilst being given restricted information due to the client base.

SERT has worked in the Defence industry for over 5 years and has established a presence in the South working with MOD and strategic partners. We work together with our candidates to find new roles, primarily in contracting, but some permanent in aviation, maritime, land and IT domains. We regularly have roles coming in for Airworthiness Engineers, Safety Engineers, Systems Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Software Engineers and Requirements Engineers.

Due to the Defence environment, we are very restricted in what we can advertise as the vast majority require active security clearances, and our roles change on daily. Therefore, our biggest aide is you, our candidates, in knowing what types of roles you are looking for and suited to e.g. a Safety Manager in aviation.

By registering your CV and having an in-depth conversation with one of our consultants, you will be earmarked against incoming jobs with the relevant skills, rate and location. Having worked with a number of professionals in the Defence industry, our team has a tailored process due to the needs presented in the industry from application to offer and starting.

Our team appreciate that you are very skilled in what you do, and therefore, we check CV’s over prior to sending help you make changes, if required. Our consultants will make sure you are prepared for any interview and guide you through any offers. The same consultant will then aide you through the compliance process maintaining a consistent relationship with your point of contact. Having heard the phrase: “recruitment is not a 9-5 job” many times, this is very true. Knowing that phones must be switched off during working hours, our consultants’ passion for helping you, means we can and will accommodate conversations out of hours.

“I contract for MOD roles via the EDP mechanism. SERT are always professional and pragmatic, enthusiastic to understand our (and the MOD's) issues and challenges and determined to get us the best candidate for the role."

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