List of UK recruitment agencies by industry

UK recruitment agencies and job sites


When you start looking for work, it can be helpful to look at online jobs boards to research what’s out there. You’ll get a feel for the types of jobs around and how much you could be earning.

We also highly recommend that you speak to a few UK recruitment agencies who specialise in your industry. They should be able to give you advice on what skills are in demand, what types of jobs might be suitable and a more personalised assessment of how much you could be worth.

Remember that recruiters work for employers, not you, so don’t rush into applying for and accepting jobs until you’re sure it’s the right career move.

It might also be worth talking to a career consultancy, such as UK IT Careers who will give you unbiased personalised advice and help you secure jobs that genuinely match your career goals and ambitions.


Top UK Job Search Sites

Monster – a huge job site with over 300,000 jobs throughout the UK

Jobsite – this popular jobsite now has a new app

Total Jobs – this site also has a free app and lists graduate and entry level jobs

Indeed – reputedly the world’s number one job site


Top UK Recruitment Agencies – All Sectors

Reed – this recruitment agency also claims to also have the leading job site in the UK

Michael Page – a well established recruitment agency for professionals seeking work in the UK

Hays – a global recruitment company covering 20 sectors in the UK


UK Accounting and Finance Recruitment Agencies

Kingsley Hamilton People –  a recruitment agency based in London specialising in accountancy, finance, legal and business support

Marks Sattin – the UK’s largest specialist accountancy and finance recruiter


UK Admin, PA and Executive Assistant Recruitment Agencies

Tiger Recruitment – specialists in secretarial and PA recruitment

Office Angels – a well established recruiter specialising in secretarial and office admin roles


UK Advertising and Marketing Recruitment Agencies

Major Players –  a leading recruiter for creative, digital and tech jobs

EMR recruitment – specialist UK marketing recruitment agency

Stopgap – temporary and permanent marketing recruitment agency


UK Engineering Recruitment Agencies 

Rise Technical Recruitment –  the number 1 specialist recruiter for engineers and technical professionals in the UK

Just Engineers – specialist jobs board for engineers seeking work in the UK


UK Health and Social Work Recruitment Agencies

Sanctuary Personnel – a large recruiter for social workers and health workers in the UK

Caritas Recruitment – the UK’s leading specialist recruiter for social care jobs 

NHS – find and apply for medical jobs directly with the NHS


UK IT Employment Agencies 

UK IT Careers – specialists in helping international jobseekers find IT jobs in the UK. Unlike traditional recruiters, they will give you personalised career advice and job search support such as helping you adapt your CV for the UK market.


UK Public Sector and Charity Recruitment Agencies

Morgan Hunt –  a large well established recruiter with a diverse range of public sector and charity jobs

Prospect Us – specialist recruitment agency for the Not for Profit sector


UK Teaching Agencies

Impact Teachers – reputedly the most recommended teaching agency in the UK

Vibe – popular London teaching agency



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