About Progressive Recruitment

Progressive is active in the STEM industries

Progressive Recruitment is a global leading, specialist recruitment company, dedicated to providing recruitment solutions and career support for the Energy and Engineering industries. 

With more than 25 years of experience, our highly skilled teams work with exciting start-ups to blue-chip multinationals to place niche specialists, and even entire teams to deliver major projects. Progressive Recruitment understands the rapidly changing needs of the energy, automotive and engineering industry in Japan. As a specialist STEM recruitment company, we create communities and partnerships that connect world-class engineering businesses with qualified experts. This helps us to support established companies with growing teams locally, and our market specialist consultants who work closely with client partners to tailor solutions to transform talent in their organisation. We also help talented professionals within the industry achieve their goals and make strategic career moves.

Our approach is simple: we work with you to understand your needs, followed by sourcing for highly skilled and experienced candidates that can help you achieve your business goals.


Further information about our services is available on our Factsheet.

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Progressive Recruitment is part of the larger SThree group - a listed company headquartered in the United Kingdom. As the only global pure-play STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) specialist recruitment company, SThree is helping to cultivate and develop the very best talent through the strength of our niche communities. We operate in 15 countries with more than 40 offices and 2,600 employees worldwide. In Asia, we have offices Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.

We aim to have a positive and inclusive workplace where everyone's opinion and value. This is underpinned by our operating principles - Build Trust, Care then Act, Be Clean and Aim High.

Please visit SThree.com
 for details.

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Company details

Registered company name SThree K.K.
Registered company name 8010001147559
Recruitment License number 13 - ユ - 305733
Date of the license issued  January 1st, 2013
Office address

Kabukiza Tower 9F, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 104-0061

Managing Director Christopher Reilly
Number of employees 100 (As of April 2022)
Business type Staffing 

Rules of conducting our business (in Japanese) / Clarification on types of jobs we cover (in Japanese)





What is EPC? What do job seekers in Japan need to know about jobs in EPC such as Electricians and Electrical Engineers as well as the qualifications and career advancement they can expect?

10 Mar 2023

In this article, we will introduce the qualifications required for these engineers especially electrical engineers and certified electricians, as well as explain the career paths that job seekers can expect.


An interview with our Director: What are the hiring trends in the renewable energy & engineering industry in 2023?

10 Mar 2023

In this article, we will be interviewing Yuji Nozaki, Director at Progressive Recruitment who will discuss the industry trends for automotive and renewable energy industries, and the changes in hiring needs that will come along with these trends.

What is Sustainability and Connectivity? How is this affecting the renewable energy and engineering industry in Japan?

09 Mar 2023

In this article, Nozaki shares his experience to discuss what sustainability and connectivity are, how these terms will be common within renewable energy and engineering industries in the near future, and what kind of human resources would be needed to aid sustainability and connectivity.