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Hard Hat Recruits - your specialists in infrastructure, construction, engineering, civil roading, energy, water and utilities jobs.

Hard Hat Recruits is in the hard hat people business; from recruiting the best construction people through to bringing you highly sought after engineering professionals and specialist consultants. When it comes to finding the right people in a timely and cost effective manner, we deliver and that’s no bull.

It’s not that hard – let us be the first recruitment company to stand up and say ‘it’s really not all that hard to be in the business of great recruitment’. We do understand that it is a tight candidate driven market however, we do not present the wrong fit to make up the numbers, we really do work hard as your partner to find you the right person preferring to get it right for the placement, be it long term permanent or project based role.

For our candidates, it’s no longer just about what you know as an individual but what you do with what you know. We seek construction and engineering candidates that will make a difference to our clients’ environment at the same time enjoying the day to day environment that a great employer offers. We look forward to working with you.


What clients and job seekers thought about our service.

“We were sceptical when first approached for work by the Hard Hat team as there are many companies competing for business. They stood out from the crowd from the initial discussions through to placing the right candidates and the aftercare – Stuart and the team recognise people are not numbers, but critical success factors on projects so keen to work with Hard Hat where possible.”
Duncan – Wellington

“Hard Hats took a partnership approach to my recruitment when I was looking for a new role and their networks proved to be really successful. I was keen to move back into a full time Senior Quantity Surveying role and the team took the time to establish what I was really looking for and importantly would not compromise on their clients requirements for organisational fit.  I know when I am recruiting people to work under me, that I will be asking the team at Hard Hats to help! Thank you again”
Mike – Auckland

“We really enjoyed the practical and professional nature of Hard Hat Recruits and their service offering. They certainly met and exceeded our expectations with sourcing a first class Project Manager who has hit the ground running – thanks and we will recommend and use again.”
Brent – Auckland

“The team at Hard Hat stood by their word and delivered a high quality service in a tight candidate market. We were never made to feel as if we were competing for candidates and the team worked exclusively on our assignments. We have filled 3 of the 4 vacancies in record time and are looking forward to our 4th person joining us shortly.”
Linda – Christchurch

“Our work is seasonal and places significant demands to find good people quickly following tender awards. We worked with the Hard Hat recruitment manager to identify potential resources and on award were able to meet the majority of the demands. If you need good service and genuine commitment, talk to the guys (and ladies) at Hard Hat, you won’t be disappointed.”
Belinda – Bay of Plenty

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