Meet The Team

Ashley Thomas

Principal Consultant

18+ Years experience of recruiting Contract & Permanent Maintenance & Reliability Professionals for a wide range of industries throughout the UK, Europe & Middle East.

This ranges from "Hands On" Engineers through to Managerial Staff and any combination you can think of in between!

If you are looking to recruit maintenance staff, you won’t find anyone in the UK with the experience I have in this sector.

I have personally placed over 1200 Maintenance Professionals during this time in every type of environment and sector you can think of…

Chelcie Coyne

Senior Consultant

Chelcie specialises within the recruitment of the Maintenance sector for professionals across different industries including food and heavy manufacturing as an example within the East Midlands. Having successfully recruited for major well-known food companies, Chelcie has a great way in matching a candidate to the right job. She works closely with clients by meeting with them and ensuring she delivers a highly professional service amongst both contract and permanent recruitment.

Along with her experience she is Degree qualified and is a truthful and hardworking individual determined to continuously improve her market knowledge. She makes sure she has a successful rate of finding new candidates within a very competitive market sector.

Cheray Oakes

Consultant

Specialising exclusively in Maintenance recruitment I cover the North West area where I have built great relationships & recruited for major organisations across a broad range of industry sectors & maintenance positions. I believe communication is key and even more so is listening to both candidates and client’s needs to ensure I have provided a timely and professional services.


Nickie Heath

Consultant

"I joined the busy and highly successful Maintenance Division in Nov 2016 providing Permanent and Contract Maintenance Electricians, Engineers, Supervisors and Managers across our wide network of clients in the Black Country, Telford, Worcester and Shrewsbury Areas. I have built up strong relationships with organisations and candidates alike within the region, ensuring that we have a wealth of opportunities for Engineers seeking a new role and a strong Maintenance candidate database at all levels to support our clients whether they need 1 engineer on a short term contract or support to build a new Maintenance team.

I pride myself on offering an honest and professional recruitment service and my experience means I can offer genuine solutions to support HR and hiring managers so please contact me to discuss our current job opportunities or to place a vacancy."

Louise Frost

Senior Consultant

"I joined the busy and highly successful Maintenance Division in January 2020 providing Permanent and Contract Maintenance Electricians, Engineers, Supervisors and Managers across our wide network of clients into Warwickshire & Northamptonshire. I work with organisations ensuring that we have a wealth of maintenance candidate available at all levels to support there needs whether that be 1 engineer on a short term contract right up to the support to build a new Maintenance team. I also work just as hard with candidates to ensure that I have a steady flow of opportunities for engineers seeking a new career opportunity.

I have worked in recruitment since 1995 and pride myself on providing an honest and consultative approach, delivering the highest standard of service.  I like to work in partnership with my clients & candidates to ensure I deliver a highly professional service."

Peter Hampshire

Senior Consultant

Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.


Scott Logan

Senior Consultant

Scott is a meticulous Senior Consultant, with over 12 years technical engineering recruitment experience. He has a proven track record of continually exceeding client & candidate expectations and is regularly commended on LinkedIn for the excellent service and recruitment expertise that he provides.

Offering a tailored recruitment approach to suit your needs, he is a specialist in design, R&D and projects recruitment, excelling in the successful conclusion of bespoke assignments. He holds a Diploma in Recruitment Practice, with credibility, integrity and efficiency being at the core of what he does.

Rhys McFadyen

Senior Consultant

I specialise in the recruitment of sales professionals across the UK. Serving markets which include engineering, construction, manufacturing and automation and I have a strong network to rely on when assisting organisations to achieve their growth targets. I started his recruitment career in 2014 within the IT sector, progressing to an Independent Head-Hunter before joining Probe in 2019. I have placed salespeople into clients ranging from SME’s to enterprise in the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA.

Tania Harris

Principal Consultant

Tania specialises in sourcing engineering professionals from within all areas of manufacturing and engineering sectors and excels at identifying high-value candidates at all stages of their careers.  She covers a broad range of disciplines, from Process Engineers, Quality Engineers right through to Senior Board Level Managers.

She has 22 years’ experience working on high profile automotive, aerospace, FMCG and general engineering projects, with a notable specialism with automotive OEM and Tier 1. She is adept at finding hard-to-find talent from within a highly competitive sector.

Tania’s strengths lie in building trusted strong business relationships, through demonstrating understanding of business and requirements, and by working with an open, and collaborative and professional style.  She continually improves her functional expertise and market knowledge to ensure delivery of new talent into organisations.


Paul Deane

Director

Paul is a time served engineer who forged a career as a Design Engineer until starting Probe in 1994 along side his Co-Director & fellow engineer, Martyn Davies. As an engineer, Paul is not your 'usual' recruiter and brings a no nonsense approach to giving our Clients the best service possible.

"'I am very proud of the Business and my staff and through their selfless dedication, we have grown in reputation to be one of the best Technical Consultancies within our market place. Our Clients who return to us year after year are testament that we must be doing it right"

Martyn Davies

Director

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Andy Davies

Sales & Development Manager

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Probe UK is a leading technical engineering recruitment consultancy that specialises in all aspects of the engineering sector. From aeronautical and automotive engineering to precision engineering, manufacturing and technical designers, we have worked for clients from all spectrums of the engineering and design industry in sourcing the perfect candidates.

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