Westlakes Recruit
1 Castlegate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9EU
Telephone: 01900 829183
Telephone: 07971 806699

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Westlakes Recruit


Westlakes Recruit is an independently owned Cumbrian recruitment consultancy with offices in Cockermouth and Cleator Moor, specialising in recruitment across three core business streams:

  • Project Controls
  • Professional Services
  • Construction Claims

We are a fast growing business with a steadfast strategy of discipline led, intelligent recruitment. Our growth and committed investment in highly talented people now affords us the flexibility to respond to client demand with a broad range of discipline led recruitment, on a contract or permanent basis.

We are trading UK wide and in a number of international geographies including Qatar, Dubai, USA and South Africa. The transfer of collaborative behaviours and unerring standards from West Cumbria’s nuclear industry into Westlakes Recruit resonates as the leading factor in our success outside the county where our business originated. 


We are a collective of industry and recruitment professionals, delivering results through intelligent, discipline led recruitment.

We strongly care about our clients success and are driven to be a part of it through delivering effective resourcing solutions, based on insight and intelligence of their business. Our best work is done when we have an in-depth knowledge of our clients; through this, our resourcing process was established - Consult. Collaborate.Communicate.

Westlakes Recruit is structured around three core business streams which encompass all our specialist discipline areas, each of which are intelligently led by expert, discipline specific recruiters:

Project Controls

• Planning
• Cost
• Estimating • Risk

We provide an intelligent resource offering at each stage of our clients projects, we work collaboratively to jointly develop resource campaigns intrinsically linked to our clients work portfolios and programmes.

We specialise in all levels of project controls throughout the UK and internationally, with a broad candidate and client base in sectors such as Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power and Infrastructure. 

Professional Services

• Engineering & Technical
• Project & Programme Management • HSEQ
• Commercial & Work Winning
• Procurement

Our professional service resource solutions are

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delivered to some of the worlds major firms, ranging from infrastructure owners and providers through to professional service consultancies and construction organisations operating in the engineering and construction industry.

This is an exciting market for us here at Westlakes Recruit which has developed through client demand. It excites us to bring an insightful, collaborative and intelligent recruitment philosophy to this specialist, highly regulated market.

Construction Claims

• Delay and Quantum Analysts
• Commercial and Contract specialists • Forensic Planners

We provide specialist resource such as commercial managers, delay analysts and forensic planning on a broad spectrum of high profile projects worldwide.

The strength of our network in this business stream gives us confidence that we can offer a resource solution for most industry sectors and geographies. This business stream was a strategic approach to expand our geographical and sector reach, particularly focused on the UAE market. 



• Trading since 2012
• West Cumbrian family owned business
• Offices in Cleator Moor and Cockermouth
• 80,000 hours processed through accounts per annum
• 3,000 payroll transactions per annum
• Active trading in 5 countries - UK, Qatar, Dubai, USA, South Africa • Annual graduate intake programme started in 2014

Lets work together - we’re a friendly bunch, pop into our Cockermouth or Cleator offices for a brew and to discuss your recruitment campaigns or how we can drive your career forward. 

Contact Name: Claire Wilcock, Director

Telephone: 01900 829183

Telephone: 07971 806699


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