About Us

1492 Ltd is a research led, retained, specialist recruitment business. Find out a bit more about us:

Who, What, When, Why & How
Who we do it for

SME Manufacturing and engineering companies.

What we do

Deliver tailored recruitment solutions.

When

We help companies when they have a critical hire, niche or technical requirement. We also help companies when all other avenues have been exhausted.

Why we do it

We’re passionate about manufacturing and engineering and we love what we do. It’s turns out, we’re pretty good at it too.

How do we do it

We search for talent, we discover what motivates and engages them, we help you recruit them.

Objective, values & beliefs
Objective
  • To be the recruitment partner of choice for SME’s in the manufacturing and engineering sector.
Our Values
  • We treat people with respect, dignity and trust.
  • We work diligently with commitment and dedication.
  • We believe in continuous improvement, collaboration.
Our Beliefs
  • Each business is unique but faces common issues and problems.
  • Each individual is unique but driven by common goals and motivations.
  • Businesses are successful when they have highly engaged and motivated people.
Recruiting Philosophy
  • Consistent successful recruitment requires commitment, dedication and hard work.
  • A successful recruitment project requires skill, knowledge and emotional intellect.
  • The best recruitment outputs are always achieved when you have clear and concise inputs followed by a process that is planned and structured and characterized with purpose, ownership, engagement, communication, and risk management.
Why work with us
Differentiators
  • 1492 Ltd is based on a quality culture, our business KPI’s and reward structures are aligned to the needs of your business and the success in recruitment process.
  • We do not hard sell, we use our industry knowledge to advise and consult our clients with the interests of their business at the forefront of any commercial relationship. We would rather lose a fee and consult a client accordingly than fit a square peg into a round hole.
  • 1492 Ltd operate only within the ManEng market and therefore all re-investment into the business is dedicated to up skilling and building collateral knowledge and IP platforms that will enhance and benefit your recruitment process.
  • 1492 Ltd was built with the determination and motivation to provide a world class recruitment service to our clients, we have no institutional investors or shareholders to please therefore we can be flexible and agile in the service that provide, the lack of red tape and bureaucracy also allows to react with speed.
  • We offer free web advertising on our recruitment exercises.
  • We employ genuinely experienced consultants with in depth market knowledge and for ‘new recruiters’ we provide intensive on-going training to ensure that all consultants are ‘market savvy’ before they recruit for a client.
  • We are aligning our business to industry institutions and partners to ensure that we remain up to date with market knowledge and demographics and to constantly improve our service to our clients.
  • We are dedicated to continuous improvement in our processes and techniques to improve service levels and drive down the cost of recruitment for our clients.
  • We offer free replacement guarantees giving you an insurance policy on your investment, mitigating the risks in the process and demonstrating our commitments  to quality and working in partnership with you.
  • We operate a structured, project based recruitment approach that invests all the resources that are required to bring the assignments to a successful completion.

What we do
Deliver tailored recruitment solutions

Who we do it for
SME Manufacturing and engineering companies

How do we do it
We search for talent, we discover what motivates and engages them, we help you recruit them

Why we do it
We’re passionate about manufactoring and engineering and we love what we do. It’s turns out, we’re pretty good at it too.

Recruiting Philosophy

Consistent successful recruitment requires commitment, dedication and hard work.

A successful recruitment project requires skill, knowledge and emotional intellect.

Our Beliefs

Each business is unique but faces common issues and problems

Each individual is unique but driven by common goals and motivations

Businesses are successful when they have highly engaged and motivated people

Our Values

We treat people with respect, dignity and trust

We work diligently with commitment and dedication

We believe in continuous improvement, collaboration

How we do what we do

We deliver recruitment processes that…….

Recruitment as a process is simple, it’s the human condition which creates complexity, producing a seemingly infinite number of variables to anticipate and manage. The human brain is a complex organ producing a range of conscious and sub conscious actions and responses, emotions and physiological responses to the high variety of stimulus it faces on a daily basis, sometimes these are irrational and illogical. We aim to understand this and make sure that actions and reactions are logical and rational. This reduces risk, error and ultimately drives a positive end result.

Recruitment is a process. It has inputs followed by activity which produces outputs.

The best outputs are always achieved when you have clear and concise inputs followed by a process that is planned and structured and characterized with purpose, ownership, engagement, communication, and risk management.

The purpose of any recruitment process is to find the best candidate that market can yield at the salary you are prepared to pay at that moment in time. We take ownership of the process. We engage with talent. We communicate your employer proposition. We plan and mitigate risk in the process, timing actions and activity to yield the best response.

We remove as much subjectivity as possible to ensure that we reach an objective result.

We control what is in our locus of control and we anticipate and put corrective actions in place for what we can’t control.