Zebra Technical Recruitment was established in 2007 by Gerard Latham. As experts in the engineering recruitment sector, we provide bespoke talent seeking services to businesses looking to grow a team or replace leavers. We also work with job seekers to find them rewarding careers that meet their skillsets and aspirations.
We successfully provide contract and permanent recruitment solutions for the following sectors.
- Aerospace & Defence
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Engineering Machinery
- Industrial Automation
- Mechanical & Production Engineering
- Medical Engineering
- Security Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
I entered the world of recruitment 25 years ago. My first role was with a West London-based High Street agency, where I received industry-leading professional recruitment training. Within a year of joining, I was one of the top three billing consultants across London and the South East, placing multiple candidates.
I had significant success placing talent with a global engineering company during this time. A specialist technical recruitment agency competitor also supplied this engineering company and asked their HR department if they could recommend a good recruiter as they were looking to grow their team. My client recommended me based on exceptional service and results, and I was subsequently approached, accepted a job and employed in my first specialist technical recruitment role.
Two years later, another technical recruitment agency approached me with the offer of a more senior role. With more scope for career development, it made sense to make the transition. During the next six years, I was promoted to manage and build a successful team of specialist permanent and contract recruitment consultants.
I always wanted to run my own business, so In 2007, I set up Zebra Technical Recruitment. I have since built a reputable business supplying SMEs and larger corporate engineering companies with permanent and contract staff during this time.
Now based in St Albans in Hertfordshire, I enjoy playing golf at my local club, cycling, cooking, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
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People often ask, "Why is your business called Zebra Technical Recruitment?" Well, I first opened an office in my home town of Tring in Hertfordshire. The town was famous for the eccentric Lord Rothschild at the turn of the last century. As a banker and zoologist, he famously used Zebras to pull his carriage and was often seen around town, so the name seemed fitting!
Carriage drawn by three zebra and a horse, driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937), founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring
Gerard at Zebra has consistently supplied high-quality candidates to meet our engineering recruitment needs. He works quickly and efficiently and delivers well-briefed and well-qualified candidates. We find Gerard friendly and approachable, and most importantly, it is evident through his experience that he has a strong understanding of our complex technical requirements.
Gerard is an excellent recruiter. He really impressed me with his dedication and the fact that he was involved personally during the whole process. He really knows how to help somebody, and he delivers a superb service. You can trust him!
Jabriel Jecu, Helpdesk Support Engineer
Gerard is one of the most professional recruiters I have worked with. His passion and dedication to his customers' satisfaction stand out. He helped me to get prepared before each stage of the application process and made sure I had everything in the right place. I highly recommend Gerard for any recruitment process support.
Sebastian Smela, Senior Engineer
Having used Zebra and worked with Gerard for over 13 years, our Company has come to use him as our first point of contact when recruiting new staff for engineering and other technical roles. The process is made easier by Gerard, as he gets to understand the job specification and our requirements and filters effectively for candidates, meaning we spend less time looking through lots of CV’s and ultimately allowing more time to interview a more suited selection of candidates. I find Gerard professional and understanding of our needs and have enjoyed working with him over the period I have known him. I, therefore, would highly recommend Zebra and the service given by Gerard.
Richard Potts, Engineering Manager, E2S Warning Signals
Gerard and his team have consistently supplied good quality temporary and permanent staff to our business for over 20 years. Gerard has an excellent understanding of our recruitment needs and approaches each campaign with tenacity, and delivers results. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of Zebra Technical Recruitment to any engineering organisation.
Liz Newman, Head of Human Resources
Gerard did a great job of finding and recommending me for a job that was a great fit for me! I can't thank him enough for his help and commitment in guiding me through the interview process!
Thomas Woodward, Product Manager
Gerard Latham of Zebra Technical Recruitment has successfully supplied staff to our Company for many years. We have always found Gerard to be extremely professional in his business approach. He has always taken the time to research and understand the needs of our business and then focus on the specific recruitment task at hand. I can state quite honestly and without reservation that Gerard stands apart from other agencies and recruitment approaches. He has been instrumental in successfully recruiting a large proportion of our engineering team in recent years, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to other engineering organisations. If you need any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Peter Fay, Chairman, European Safety Systems
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Gerard Latham. He prepared me exceptionally well for interviews, was very patient with me & kept in constant contact. Having dealt with numerous agencies in the past and not having had great experiences, Gerard restored my faith in agencies, making me feel like an individual rather than just another number looking for a job. He is an expert. I’m sure that his efficiency will help other candidates find a good job and have this vital support that I had.
Elena Susickiene, CAD Revit Technician
Gerard at Zebra Technical Recruitment has provided our organisation with an exceptional recruitment service for over 10 years. He takes time to understand our requirements and ensure a match from both a technical perspective and a cultural fit for our organisation. He has placed many of our key team members over the years, many of whom are still with us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of Gerard and Zebra Technical Recruitment to other engineering organisations.
Paul White, Sales & Operations Manager, Branson Ultrasonics