Recruitment Agencies

There are hundreds of recruitment agencies in the UK. We cannot take responsibility for the performance of individual agencies however this partial list includes agencies that are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Agencies marked with an asterisk (*) are past winners or runners up in the annual Recruiter Awards for Excellence nominated by both employers and recruiters.

 Recruitment Agencies that cover a range of different job categories and sectors

Recruitment Agency Name Web Site
Amoria Bond *
Blue Arrow *
Eden Brown *
Finegreen Associates *
Harvey Nash
Huxley Associates
Hydrogen Group *
Michael Page
Morgan McKinley *
Oliver James Associates
Regan and Dean
Robert Walters
Tangent International
The Curve Group *
The Synergy Group
TMP Worldwide
Volt Europe *

 Recruitment Agencies for IT, telecommunications and networking jobs

Recruitment Agency name Web Site
Astbury Marsden *
Computer Futures Solutions
Computer People
Consol Partners *
Glotel *
Henderson Scott *
IT Human Resources *
La Fosse Associates
Matchtech *
Networkers International *
Nicoll Curtin *
Nicoll Curtin Technology
Penta Consulting *
Randstad Technologies
The JM Group *
Vector Resourcing

Recruitment Agencies for graduate jobs

Recruitment Agency name Web Site
Bateman Carter
Best Graduates
Bright Futures Resourcing
Cooper Jones graduate jobs
Fresh Minds
Grad Jobs
Inspiring Interns
The Graduate Recruitment Company

 Recruitment Agencies for jobs in HR 

Recruitment Agency name Web Site
Annapurna HR *
Ashdown Group
Digby Morgan
Fraser Jones
Hays HR
Hudson HR
Michael Page HR
Oakleaf Partnership
Ortus HR
Reed HR

 Recruitment Agencies for jobs in banking and finance

Recruitment Agency name Web Site
Accountancy Additions
Addeco Banking & Finance *
Astbury Marsden *
Austin Benn
Badenoch & Clark
Barbara Houghton Associates
Charles Summers
Goodman Masson
Hays Banking Personnel
Hays Financial Markets *
Huxley Associates
LMA Recruitment
Marks Sattin *
NJF Search International *
Oliver James Associates *
Randstad Finance & Professional *
Robert Half International
Selby Jennings *
Walker Hamill
Watson Moore *

 Recruitment Agencies for jobs in retail

Recruitment Agency name Web Site
360 Resourcing Solutions *
Detail2Retail *
Elite Associates Europe *
Exsurgo *
McCarthy Recruitment *
Quest Search & Selection *
Randstad Retail

 Recruitment Agencies for secretarial and office jobs

Recruitment Agency name Web site
Attic Recruitment
Carlton Recruitment
Office Angels

 Recruitment Agencies for sales and marketing jobs

Austin Benn
Brand Republic
The Spice Partnership

Recruitment Agencies for teaching jobs

Recruitment Agency Name Web Site
Beacon Education
Career Teachers *
Connaught Education
Impact Teachers *
Protocol Teachers
School Staffing *
Time Plan
Trust Education

Recruitment Agencies for technical, engineering and oil & gas jobs

Recruitment Agency Name Web Site
Air Energi
Anderselite *
CBSbutler *
Earthstaff  *
Matchtech *
NES Global Talent *

 Recruitment agencies for international jobs

Recruitment Agency Name Web Site
Antal International *
NES Group *
Penta Consulting *
Robert Walters *
RP International *

 Recruitment agencies for healthcare and pharmaceutical jobs

Recruitment Agency Name Web Site
Carrot Pharma Recruitment *
Medic International *
The Pathology Group *
Your World Medical Recruitment *

  UK Internet job sites

General job sites
Specialist job sites (Executive level jobs) (IT Jobs) (Senior executive jobs)
Aggregate job sites (that search multiple job sites)

 UK Headhunters

Note that headhunters do not generally accept direct approaches from job hunters; however some do advertise vacancies on their web sites. Assuming you find a suitable vacancy then of course a direct approach is permissible.

Korn Ferry International (

Heidrick & Struggles (

Whitehead Mann (

Odgers Berndtson (

Spencer Stuart (

Zygos (