Nicky Corps

Nicky Corps


Managing Director / Engineering & Manufacturing Talent Specialist


After graduating from Southampton University with a Psychology degree in 2000, Nicky spent the next 9 years working for a successful independent Industrial and Driving agency. Starting her career as a recruitment agency Southampton consultant, Nicky quickly progressed to Branch manager and finally to Area Manager.

Nicky made the decision to open her own recruitment agency in 2009 after recognising a gap in the market for a niche specialist in Engineering and Technical consultancy.

Over the past 15 years Nicky has worked hard to establish a fantastic reputation as a leading Engineering, Technical and Professional talent acquisition company.


Nicky is an accomplished recruitment specialist with deep expertise in three distinct sectors – Marine, Shipping and Composite Manufacturing. These industries are both unique and interconnected, demanding specialist knowledge and specific skills from potential job candidates. Nicky excels at identifying the right individuals for a range of positions within these sectors.

Key roles she often recruits for include GRP / Composite Laminators, Finishers, Paint Sprayers, Boat Builders, Draughts / CAD Engineers, Marine Engineers, Marine Electricians, Joiners, Planners, Schedulers, ETOs…..

Nicky’s extensive knowledge of these roles, alongside her understanding of the industry landscapes, make her a formidable ally in the recruitment space. Her eye for talent ensures that the right individuals are placed in roles where they can both succeed and contribute significantly to their sectors.

Additional Talents, Services and Qualifications:

In 2018 Nicky qualified as a Business Psychologist following successful completion of a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology at Leicester University. This has enabled Red Chilli Recruitment to work in partnership with its sister company PsychoRecruit Ltd, to offer additional valuable services to clients and candidates including psychometric testing, customised assessment design, talent attraction and retention strategies.

Nicky holds Fellowship in Recruitment Practice certification (FIRP) and is qualified in Psychometric Testing and is on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU). Nicky is also a member of the BPS and Association of Business Psychologists (MABP)
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