James Carr

Business Manager - Defence

Who I am:

I am the Defence Business Manager for Thatcher MCS, focusing on permanent and contract recruitment across the U.K for our high profile defence clients. I lead a team of consultants working within land, sea and air defence across a range of disciplines on the MOD’s largest defence projects.

What I do:

Having joined Thatcher’s Recruitment Group in 2013, I formed part of our Engineering Team which focused on the nuclear and defence markets. After consistently hitting targets I gained promotion to Senior Consultant and I am now the Defence Business Manager for Thatcher MCS.

Since joining Thatchers I have gained a wealth of knowledge across a number of disciplines including Safety Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and high level senior appointments (Project Management, Business Managers, and Engineering Managers).

Currently looking after Safety specialists in Barrow or placing Mechanical experts out of Devonport & Abbeywood, my knowledge of maritime defence help me engage with clients and candidates confidently knowing exactly who and what they need across the U.K.

If you’d like to speak with me about the vacancies I’m currently recruiting for, or if you’re interested in an informal discussion about the marketplace (from a client or candidate perspective), the next step in your career or Thatcher MCS in general, I’m always happy to help.


  • - Since joining Thatchers I’ve gone from making my first placement to biling every month without fail (32 consecutive months)
  • - Year on Year Promotion