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What we do

CarmichaelUK was founded in 1997 as a direct result of the issues that our managing director experienced when trying to appoint reliable and commercially aware civil engineering staff when he was working as a site agent. Working with people who are passionate about civil engineering has enabled our company to develop a reputation for providing quality recruitment solutions to many of the tier one clients across the industry.

We supply both skilled and unskilled personnel to clients in the UK, Ireland and Australia and aim to work with people for the duration of their careers helping them to gain valuable experience, develop themselves, and ultimately achieve their full potential.

Many of our contractors have progressed from junior roles to very senior positions during their tenure with us and we recognise the contribution that they have made to our business. We aim to place people first, build long term relationships, and treat them with respect.

How We Work

Our Commitments

We aim to be the agency of choice for the civil engineering industry by placing people first. To accurately represent our candidates to our clients we take time to understand their motivations, career aspirations, and the type of project they are seeking. We will then discuss available options in terms of the duties of the role, the opportunities for progression, the company culture and benefits, and the longevity of the project. Only when our candidates are satisfied that the opportunity is ideal will we progress to put their CV forward to our client for consideration.

We aim to treat all our contractors as individuals who are an integral part of our business. We want to look after our contractors for the duration of their career. We stay in touch with our contractors to check that the role is working for them, and all contractors have a dedicated consultant. We support our contractors on site with regular contact calls, on site visits, after work events, and access to our hummingbird website. Our telephone lines are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Fleet Vehicles

CarmichaelUK fleet vehicles are just one of the benefits among many that we offer our working candidates.

We have a total of 40 vehicles that are Chapter 8 compliant and therefore eligible for use on-site. Our fleet vehicles can be rented to our candidates for use to travel to and from work whilst in contract with CarmichaelUK.

Candidate Care Package

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Health, Safety & Wellbeing

The health, safety and wellbeing of our contractors is the top priority at CarmichaelUK. To ensure that the health and safety arrangements are satisfactory on site, we employ an independent assessor to carry out independent site audits.


We commission regular anonymous workplace surveys to check on mental health, and every single person in our offices is a fully trained mental health first aider.

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Events & Socials

To keep in touch with our contractors we regularly organise after-work events near our client’s sites. These events provide a great opportunity to catch up with us to hear updates about the industry, meet and chat to other CarmichaelUK contractors, and of course, have a beer or two.


We run workshops and updates either on zoom or live where possible, advising about changes to legislation or other matters that may affect our contractors. These events aim to keep you up to date about what’s happening in the industry.


The CUK Community

Nothing at CarmichaelUK is somebody else’s problem and we aim to ensure that you are fully supported whilst working for us. Our teams are available to assist you with any matters relating to your employment, as well as provide you with general advice if you need it, such as moving to a new area or taking the next level of appointment.


We know that our contractors are the backbone of our business, and we are always pleased to help where we can with a specific issue, or just have a general chat.

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