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Excellent Graduate job! Mobility Rehabilitation Engineer

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This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent graduate to establish their career in a diverse and clinically challenging environment.

Our client is an innovator in the area of mobility and independent living aids.

They have an exciting contract as the Sole Strategic supply partner of wheelchairs to the national childrens charity Whizz Kidz . Together their aim is to ensure more children have access to a choice of mobility equipment to ensure they are able to lead an active and inclusive life.  

To support this activity, they now need two Rehabilitation Engineers to work as part of the team that service the Whizz Kidz contract across the UK, private individuals, other contracts and to develop new business opportunities. 

The ideal candidates will be a recent graduate with a relevant degree (Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering) or similar qualifications and who ideally also have some commercial / business qualification or relevant experience. 

The roles will be based from the Head Office in Surrey but will require extensive travel across the UK to meet with clients and suppliers.  Successful applicants must have a full driving licence and be eligible for insurance to drive one of our company vehicles.

Successful applicants must complete an Enhanced CRB Disclosure and be eligible to be approved by the Vetting and Barring Scheme.

For more information, please send your CV to

We regret that we can only respond to successful applications.

3 Great new jobs: Sales Manager (Automotive OE / Tier 1)

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At last! Some good news in the manufacturing industry presents an excellent opportunity for 3 Sales professionals to join a major brand in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Our client is one of the most recognised names in the automotive industry, with both a strong OE manufactured offering and an aftermarket distribution business to support the work they do with the Vehicle manufacturers in Europe.

As part of a new growth and development strategy, they need 3 well-developed Sales Managers to join their team, with a view to actively pursue the opportunities that exist to grow sales.

You will be targeting the Vehicle Manufacturers to further develop and expand their product offering in the OE market, providing designed and manufactured solutions to the changing demands of the automotive manufacturing environment.

The ideal candidate will be a career sales person, with a track record of success in technical business development in the automotive industry. You will have personal impact and credibility, with a strategic approach to developing new business within the major VM’s (E.g. Ford, BMW, Honda). Product experience within fuels or fuel systems, exhausts and powertrain is desirable but not essential.

In return, the company offers an excellent remuneration package, opportunities for real career advancement and the opportunity to align with one of the largest automotive brand in Europe.

For more information, please send your CV to, or call Cathy Richardson on 0845 269 9085 for a confidential discussion.

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