Safety Critical & Industrial Recruitment

We help clients ensure that their electronics and embedded systems are developed to the relevant safety-critical standards.

Our Expertise

We have experience in recruiting for electronics and embedded systems businesses where the core product is for an industrial environment.

We have the necessary experience to ensure that our mechanical engineers know how to select the correct materials for a rugged, military-grade PC and our embedded software engineers understand the need for MISRA compliance.

Whether it’s developing a handheld device for non-destructive testing or creating an ATS control module that adheres to relevant standards, we have it covered.


This is at the core of everything we do


Enables us to work with only the very best


We build long term and honest partnerships


We are proactive, reactive and highly responsive

Why we’re the
right partner

We can provide the experience required to ensure compliance to MISRA, Automotive, Military, Medical & Defence standards. Recent standards worked to include DO-178B, ISO26262, IEC61508, IEC 62304, MISRA, IATF 16949, AEC-Q100 AEC-Q200: IATF 1694

At every stage of the lifecycle, from requirements capture to test, we can support you.

Positions we have filled on safety-critical and industrial projects include Embedded Software Engineers, Electronic Design Engineers, Verification and Validation Engineers and many more.

We cut our teeth on safety-critical and industrial businesses. Whilst electronics and embedded systems businesses have realised the need to focus on modern techniques such as IoT, safety-critical and industrial recruitment within electronics and embedded systems businesses remains at the core of what we do.

Electronics and Embedded Systems businesses looking for skills within safety-critical often make their hiring decisions based on experience within sectors where key principles are similar. We find electronics and embedded systems businesses within aerospace, automotive, defence, control systems, medical, non-destructive test and oil and gas often utilise similar skills and techniques.

We have helped a variety of businesses with recruitment in industries that would be classed as safety-critical and industrial. KO2 has helped clients develop devices for non-destructive tests, control systems, rugged industrial displays, oil and gas umbilical test systems and electrofusion and butt fusion devices, to name just a few.

Don’t take our word for it

“We’ve used KO2 for our technical recruitment for a few years now. They have become our default agency as they understand our technical requirements and have supplied us excellent staff over the years. Thoroughly recommended.”

Martin Williams, Engineering Director

Skills we recruit for

We cover every niche skill that an electronic/embedded system business needs in the Safety Critical and Industrial sector, operating throughout the full product lifecycle.

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Get in touch

We would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.