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About Us

About Us

We recognise the importance of offering trustworthy, reliable and established working opportunities for contractors alongside meeting the specific needs of organisations with technical personnel requirements. 

Our industry accreditations demonstrate that our procedures and practices comply with the high standards demanded by the sectors that we serve.

We have ISO 9001:2015 accreditation which shows that our organisational processes are robust and efficient.

With FPAL accreditation, we provide engineers into the oil and gas sector and our RISQS accreditation ensures that our health and safety systems processes meet the needs of the rail sector. We also use the Sentinel system to save and manage competencies and accreditations for people working in the rail sector.

Across all the sectors that we serve, we have a commitment to helping ensure safe working environments.

Our aim is to supply high quality, competent technicians that clients repeatedly request time and time again – and to offer technicians a role where they can excel without being exposed to expectations beyond their capabilities.

Rail Recruitment Specialists
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Truck & Bus

Filling the gaps in our clients’ workforces to keep essential vehicles on the road and in operation.

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Committed to providing skilled personnel for the maintenance, repair and refurbishment of safe and reliable rolling stock and infrastructure.

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Oil & Gas

Trusted and respected to respond to urgent requests for staff equipped with essential industry competencies to work onshore and offshore.

Experts in our field

Tim Freshney (Managing Director)

Tim Freshney

Managing Director

Tim launched WJF Technical Support in 2010 after working extensively as an engineer.

His started as a mechanical engineering apprentice in the nuclear industry before moving into structural engineering and pressure systems, welding and inspection.

Tim is also Vice President of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Simon Egan (Operations Director)

Simon Egan

Operations Director

Simon joined WJF Technical in 2010 with an accounts background.

He is responsible for the company's accreditations and maintenance of the management systems including ISO 9001:2015, RISQS and CIRAS.

He supports WJF Technical's operations including recruitment, induction processes, strategy and finance.

Scott Abel (Technical Director)

Scott Abel

Technical Director

Scott was appointed as a Technical Director in 2021 after previously working in a consultancy role.

He has spent more than 25 years in the energy sector with several notable appointments including Engineering Manager with Well Services Group in the Netherlands and Head of Well Services with IKM in the UK.

He started his career as Coil Tubing Engineer before progressing to becoming a Lead Technical professional.

Why WJF Technical Support?

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Established and proven

Formed in 2010, our team includes qualified engineers who have worked in many of the roles that we now fulfil.

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Multiple sectors

Our teams have been supplying specialist expertise across multiple sectors since 2010 and have built up an extensive knowledge base.

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Value-added solutions

We believe in delivering added value and building strong partnerships with our customers and our contractors.

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Interim, contract and permanent

We are a trusted source of work for both interim, contract and permanent opportunities in the UK and globally.


WJF offers both contract and permanent roles. Also in some instances we can agree terms for 'temp to perm', which is convenient for some of our clients.

Yes we do, it is often a successful solution for our clients when filling key positions. Usually three months on our books and then we can transfer to the client at no charge.

Are any of your contract roles outside IR35? Currently most positions are captured within IR35 due the nature of the roles and client requirements.

Yes, we are a Sentinel registered company to manage and sponsor our people's competencies.

Yes, we're proud to have RISQS audited status with our rail consultants at RAAS.

Yes, we've worked with industry experts to build a competency system that is simple and effective, plus our in-house assessors and verifiers complete the whole package.

We ask for a recognised apprenticeship or Level Three NVQ as a minimum for our truck and bus personnel. Qualifications of oil & gas and rail contractors are all dependent on specific roles which our team assess on a case-by-case basis.

Yes, we are always looking to help our teams improve. We're now offering specific courses for offshore personnel and we offer Personal Track Safety (PTS) training for our rail contractors.

Payroll depends on industry guidelines. Generally it's weekly and we pride ourselves on paying on time, every time. We pay twice each month for offshore personnel due to the nature of rotations.