Cracking the recruitment code

Recruitment specialists in the deep tech sector.

Welcome to Enigma People Solutions

We are a retained search recruitment company that specialises in recruiting technical leaders (Principal and Lead Engineers, Heads of department, VP’s CTO’s etc) for the Electronics, Photonics and Semiconductor sectors.

With over 25 years of experience in an industry where competition for talent is fierce we use tried and tested methods to source the right talent for your team even when they’re not looking for a new position. We have a deep network of contacts in the sector that allows us to source and match candidates to the right team.

Whether it’s a senior manager or talented candidate at the beginning of their career we can help source, qualify and provide them for an interview. We also work hard to maintain and keep in touch with our candidate talent pool working with them to place them in the right job and team that allows them to further their career.




About us

Established in 2004 to provide a bespoke recruitment service to the deep tech sector we have over the years developed a real understanding of the sector, the culture, the employers and candidates.

This has enabled us to create a rich network of both including candidates who are not actively looking for a new job.

Unlike a traditional recruitment service, ours is more of a partnership and matchmaking service where we get to know the employer, the business and our candidates before putting them forward.

With recruitment becoming increasingly challenging for employers, we have developed a unique strategy and process to identify and source talented candidates in response.

Case studies

  • EDiNA is a world-class centre for data and digital expertise, developing and delivering digital products including largescale…

  • Following new funding and some project wins, UniKLasers took the decision to recruit and grow their business..…

  • Californian-based indie Semiconductor is a multimillion global company, that selected Edinburgh as…


Laser R&D Engineer

£35,000 to £42,000 plus benefits

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a R&D Engineer to become an important part of a leading photonics technology company that is a trusted partner...

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Mechanical Design Engineer - Lasers and Optics

£35,000 to £45,000 DOE plus benefits

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Mechanical Laser Design Engineer to become an important part of a leading photonics technology company that is a...

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Our blogs

  • [Interview] – From Chemical degree to Design Centre Manager – Una Marvet

    In April 2022 Alter Technology TÜV Nord officially opened their new Photonics Design Centre in Glasgow, to accelerate the commercialisation of photonic products into quantum technology and space markets. In part one of this industry interview, we talk to Alter's Design Centre Manager Una Marvet about her journey as an academic in the UK then the US and early career in Canada.

  • The drops!

    Drop in vacancy growth matched by drop in candidate availability leading to continued pressure on starting salaries.

  • Economic uncertainty fuels “fright status”!

    Are we talking ourselves into a negative corner as economic uncertainty and continued and increased competition for scarce candidates breeds a hesitancy to commit to new hires?

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