Acorn is one of the preferred suppliers of temporary and permanent staff to Hargreaves Services throughout the UK.

We recruit for a number of specialist roles in the following areas:

  • Ports +

    Hargreaves Industrial Services has several UK port facilities including:

    • Liverpool bulk terminal
    • Bristol Portbury docks
    • Kingsnorth Power Station
    • Hunterston Terminal
    • Port of Tyne
    • Clydeport

    In addition to complete contract maintenance, they also specialise in bulk materials (minerals, biomass, oils) handling and storage, and offer a broad range of services for global port owners and operators.

    We’re always looking for:

    • Port Operatives
    • Control Room Operators
    • Construction & Fixed Plant Operators
    • Mechanical Fitters
    • Industrial Welders & Fabricators
    • Industrial Cleaners
    • Security Staff
  • Steel Manufacturing +

    Hargreaves Industrial Services operate fully managed bulk material handling and maintenance contracts over three steel plants in the UK and a steel distribution centre at Stocks bridge:

    • Tata Steel Scunthorpe
    • Tata Steel Port Talbot
    • SSI Teeside

    Their key company values make them a great company to work for:

    • Health & Safety - they work to the highest possible standards which are independently accredited.
    • Collaboration - they adopt a ‘partnership approach’ with clients, helping to deliver the right solutions.
    • Quality - they implement the highest quality management standards in our service delivery.
    • Innovation - they are flexible in contract styles, changing solutions to fit new requirements.

    We are always looking for:

    • HGV & Construction Plant Operators
    • HGV & Construction Plant Fitters
    • Industrial Welders & Fabricators
    • Industrial Cleaning Operatives
  • Power Stations +

    Hargreaves operates at many UK Power Plants including:

    • RWE Aberthaw
    • DRAX
    • Egg borough
    • Rugeley
    • Ferrybridge
    • Radcliffe

    They have worked within the power sector for over 25 years, offering their clients a broad spectrum, from operation and / or maintenance of solid fuel and ash handling plant (fixed or mobile) to fuel screening or blending, simple onsite logistics, provision of skilled labour to operation and maintenance of Flue Gas De-Sulphurisation plant.

    We’re always looking for:

    • HGV & Construction Plant Operators
    • HGV & Construction Plant Fitters
    • Mechanical Fitters
    • Industrial Welders & Fabricators
    • Industrial Cleaning Operatives
    • Security Staff

    In addition to their work in the solid fuel supply chain and power sectors, Hargreaves Industrial Services works in the low carbon supply chain and renewable electricity sectors.

    Sectors which best fit their services include (but are not restricted to):

    • Thermal power projects (coal to biomass conversion, dedicated biomass or energy from waste)
    • Fuel production (e.g. wood pellet)
    • Waste treatment and recycling facilities usually operating at or in close proximity to Ports

    Get in touch today if you have experience in the low carbon supply chain and renewable electricity sectors.

  • Surface Mining and Restoration +

    Hargreaves Surface Mining operates or manages nine surface mines across the UK - seven in Scotland, one in Wales and another in England making them one of the largest developers of surface coal sites in the British Isles.


    • Broken Cross
    • Duncanziemere
    • Glenmuckloch
    • House of Water
    • Muir Dean
    • Netherton
    • St Ninians

    Wales - Tower Colliery

    England - Northumberland (at Well Hill)

    Are you a Construction Plant Operator looking for a new challenge within the surface mining industry? Contact us to find out more.

  • Logistics +

    Hargreaves Logistics Division has grown to become one of the largest bulk haulage operators in the UK.
    The quality of service offered by Hargreaves has been recognised by their industry peers: Hargreaves was named Tip-Ex Haulier of the Year 2012, and has been a finalist in the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year competition in 2013 and again in 2014.

    Hargreaves Logistics comprises two distinct but complementary operations: Hargreaves Logistics and Hargreaves Waste Services.

    We’re looking to recruit CPC qualified HGV 1 & 2 Drivers with Road Haulage & Tipper experience – register your interest with Acorn.

Next steps

To find out more, select your area of interest. There, you will find all the information you need.

For further details and a confidential chat, please contact our dedicated Industrial Support Services Division today.

Call 01633 760164 / 07789 880257 or email us here >