About

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
Gerard Latham

Gerard Latham

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.

During this time, I had significant success placing talent with a global engineering company. 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 the city of St Albans in Hertfordshire,  I enjoy playing golf at my local club, cycling, cooking, travelling and spending time with friends and family in my spare time.

If you would like to discuss your requirements;

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 at the turn of the last century for the eccentric Lord Rothschild. 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

Carriage drawn by three zebra and a horse, driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937), founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring

Testimonials

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 in recommending the services of Zebra Technical Recruitment to any engineering organisation.

HR Director, International Engineering Company

Our company has worked with Gerard and his team for approximately two years. Gerard has provided a very professional service in that time and has succeeded in fully understanding our business requirements to ensure he places the right people with us. Gerard delivers a quick response in finding suitable candidates and all candidates arrive at our interviews fully briefed. In summary, it is a pleasure working with Gerard, who has supplied us with many of our key staff, and I have no reservations in recommending his services.

Regional Manager, Electrical Engineering Connections

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.

General Manager (UK) / CTO

Gerard is an excellent recruiter. He really impressed me with hisdedication 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!