List of UK recruitment agencies by industry

UK recruitment agencies and job sites

When you start looking for work, it can be helpful to do some online research by looking at UK job boards. You’ll get a feel for the types of UK jobs around in your field, as well as an idea of 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 which 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. It’s best not to rush into applying for and accepting jobs until you’re sure it’s the right career move.

It might also be worth talking to employment agencies who offer career consultancy. This way you will get 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 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

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 help with adapting 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 – a 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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