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About CDS Recruitment and Training

Based in the North East of England, CDS Recruitment and Training specialises in technical, scientific and engineering services.

From start-ups and SMEs to national corporate and international blue-chip organisations, our team of specialist recruitment consultants support clients at every stage of their recruitment journey, providing close customer support, expert advice and guidance to help businesses’ respond effectively to resource and workforce changes and requirements.  This includes recruitment guidance, role definition, specialist search, candidate sourcing, interview co-ordination and offer management.

Awarded centre approval by NCFE and CACHE, our training division offers a range of accredited courses in Engineering, IT, Manufacturing and Health and Safety including lean management, business improvement techniques, IAG (Information, Advice or Guidance) and team leadership/management. Our personal service will ensure that you get the training you need for your business and staff development.

If your company requires a recruitment partner to support you in finding the right person for your business or you are interested in finding out more about the training programmes we offer, get in touch with our team.

Our Approach

Understanding of clients needs

Meetings with clients to fully understand company culture, business objectives, processes

Sourcing of candidates

Using Local, national and international advertising,
Recruitment technology and Talent attraction methods

Candidate Screening

Detailed candidate filtering and face to face competency based interviews. Telephone and video calls, verification of qualifications, employment status and legal right to work


Full referencing, post commencement evaluation, client and candidate guidance and counter offer management

Our People

Chris Sultman

Managing Director

Neil Kitchen

Training Manager

Clare Dorling

Head of Operations
Carla Saul

Carla Braund

Associate Director

Ashley Olley

Office Manager

Chloe Bell

Engineering and Trades Resourcer

Our Sectors

Oil & Gas

CDS recognise the specialist skills needed within the Oil & Gas and Subsea sectors and strive to identify and attract the best engineering talent to undertake permanent and contract assignments on a global basis.

Chemical & Pharmaceuticals

The Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries require Research & Development, Engineering and Technical personnel with highly specialist skills and experience of working to exacting regulatory standards.

Energy & Utilites

CDS provides permanent and contract recruitment solutions to companies across the Energy Sector including Nuclear, Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution and Renewables.


The Automotive industry has set World-Class Manufacturing standards for decades leading the way in developing innovative processes and quality analysis & improvement techniques that have completely revolutionised Manufacturing and been adopted by businesses on a global scale.


The Aerospace sector is safety-critical and technically challenging and as such requires the best engineers available to ensure its continued growth & success.


Electronics Engineering is seeing remarkable advances in the Research and Development of leading-edge innovative products and materials with industrial, engineering and consumer applications but faces a battle for talent where everyone is seeking to identify, attract and retain innovative and talented engineers who are constantly seeking new and exciting opportunities that will put them at the forefront of advances in technology development.


A fast-paced environment such as FMCG needs to be confident that it’s recruitment partners can provide candidates who can cope with the demands of an ever changing and flexible manufacturing environment.

Food & Drink

Quality and Delivery are key indicators vital to successful Food Manufacturing and it is our focus on these qualities that makes CDS the ideal recruitment partner for the Food industry.

Sub-Contract Manufacturing

Precision is an area that Sub-Contract Engineering pride themselves on as do we at CDS Recruitment Ltd. As a recruitment provider we work hard to understand all aspects of your business and skills so that we can effectively meet your recruitment needs.