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Do you need to fill an urgent vacancy? Do you need specialist staff to complete one-off or large scale projects? Do you need additional resource during times of high workload or absenteeism? Our First for Resource team is here to help.

The service enables our partners to top up their resources from our large pool of certified and experienced network engineers, consultants and project managers. Dependent upon your business needs, our First for Resource team can organise high quality, pre-referenced engineering talent for you. This provides our partners with the flexibility to acquire additional resource, whilst saving both time and money during the recruitment process.

All of our engineers, consultants and project managers are vetted for their skills, experience and attitude. The majority have been recommended by our permanent employees and loyal customers, known for their comprehensive knowledge and expertise in their specialist areas.

The Partner Benefits:

  • Our partners will have rapid access to certified engineers, and our First for Resource team can meet their short lead times.
  • Our partners will have access to multi-vendor skilled engineers and consultants, who are experts in their field.
  • The service will reduce costs for our partners, as they will no longer need engineers waiting to deal with peak service demands.
  • All of our engineers, consultants and project managers can be white-labelled, so our partners can protect their brand and corporate values.
  • Our partners have access to flexible contract terms, so they can contract engineers from a single day, to months, or even years. This could be for on-site support, project delivery or even project management.

If you would like to learn more about our First For Resource Service, find out how we’ve helped some of our partners by reading our success stories today.


Call us today 0845 850 5577 to find out more, or submit your enquiry here.

Success Stories

We received an urgent request for an Extreme engineer to complete the configuration of both routers and switches for one day, at a site near Liverpool. The First for Resource team promptly sourced an engineer and had the work arranged within 24 hours. After fully briefing the engineer on the role, the work was completed successfully with the engineer receiving positive feedback for both the efficient nature in which the work was completed and the positive, friendly manner in which it was delivered.  

We supplied a customer with a TDA engineer who was required to commence work as soon as possible at a London site. The role required an individual who had knowledge of network architecture and design as well as the ability to work with and lead a team during the implementation process. We sourced an appropriate individual and submitted relevant CV’s quickly allowing an engineer to be assigned well before the start date.  

The First for Resource team responded to a request from one of our partners for an experienced network engineer to help with the configuration of Cisco ASA Firewalls. The service needed to be reasonably priced and urgent in nature. Our resourcing team sourced a highly qualified and experienced individual, and successfully met the short lead time by sending their CV to the client within one day. The engineer was required on site less than 48 hours later, and worked from Networks First’s head office configuring the firewalls remotely for over three weeks.

First for Resource responded to an urgent request from one of our longest standing customers for a security cleared CCNP Engineer, who could commence work on a four week placement the following week. The position was required due to an internal sickness absence, and the role would involve covering the maintenance and monitoring of the network. In response to this, our First for Resource team used our extensive database of contract engineers to search for the relevant skill set, location and availability. A short list of potential candidates were called for a telephone interview, and the ‘best fit’ CV’s were selected and sent across to the client. From these, a highly experienced engineer with full references and security clearance, was successfully chosen to commence work on the selected start date. The First for Resource team received fantastic feedback from the client, where the contracted engineer has been asked to stay for an extended twelve week placement.

Contract Associates

In order to meet with peak demand or long term onsite projects, Networks First works with a pool of trusted affiliated Project Engineers and Consultants. Networks First is fully transparent to partners about this working arrangement, and these engineers are fully vetted and offer complimentary skills to our extensive team.

All affiliates are required to:

  • Provide evidence of the ability to work in the UK
  • Agree to Network First’s non-disclosure and code of conduct for working practices
  • Provide details of all vendor certifications held and training undertaken

Please see our current network contract opportunities detailed below.  If no projects are detailed we still want to hear from you, so please affiliate yourself and we will be in contact when a suitable opportunity arises.

Current Opportunities

Contract Network Engineers

Networks First are recruiting for Contract Network Engineers.

Due to increased customer demand we are hiring experienced network engineers to help out with the maintenance and installation of projects on a contract basis. The positions can vary between one day and one year in length and will be UK wide.

Your Skills

  • Experience working with equipment from one or more of the major network vendors (Cisco, Extreme, Enterasys, Nortel, 3Com, Mitel, Avaya, Huawei and HP Networking).
  • Relevant qualifications to support your experience.
  • Experience in dealing directly with customers in an on-site environment.
  • Flexibility as positions can vary on location and working hours.
  • This is a customer facing role where both written and verbal communication is extremely important.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a flexible working environment or is looking to develop new skills by working with and developing different networks. In response to your hard work we will offer good rates of pay and repeat opportunities for engineers in receipt of positive feedback.

Please note that all applicants will be subject to identification and reference checks. For further information or to apply please contact Helen Batchelor at

CCNA Engineer - Coventry

We are currently looking for 6 CCNA engineers who are available for immediate start to work three consecutive nights per week at a site in Coventry for a ten week placement. During the role you will be working remotely to upgrade a network and will be reporting to a Project Manager for the duration. The working hours for this role will be between 22:30 and 6:00.

Specific duties will include:

  • Remote IOS upgrade of switches by desk-based CCNA level engineer.
  • Carry out remote IOS upgrades to the switches identified across sites, including logging into the current switches.
  • Run upgrade processes.
  • Reboot switch.
  • Testing (in line with customer supplied test script).

For more information please email Helen at


Affiliate yourself today and one of our First for Resource team will be in touch.

Affiliate Yourself

To affiliate yourself with Networks First, please fill in the short form below. Our First for Resource team will be in contact with you in due course.

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