Recruitment Agencies based in Cornwall, South West, UK

Cornwall is a South West county that is neighboured by the English Channel and the Celtic Sea. The local economy benefits from its proximity to the coast and recruitment agencies in Cornwall aim to support the area's main settlements including Truro, Newquay and St Austell.

The economy in Cornwall

Contributing around £7.5billion GVA, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have one of the weakest economies in the UK. This accounts for 0.6% of the UK economy and 7.4% of that of the South West. There are more than 250,000 people in employment and this is 75% of the economically active population. 17% of the workforce are self employed though and this is considerably greater than the figures for both the South West and UK.

Key industries in the county

Attracting 5 million visitors annually, tourism plays a vital role in the Cornwall economy and contributes around 25% of the county's total output. Newquay, Porthtowan and Falmouth are popular destinations for leisure, while the Eden Project near St Austell is thought to be accountable for 12.5% of visitors to the area.

Public sector jobs in education and healthcare are less affected by seasons and result in a constant level of demand for recruitment agencies. There are nearly 55,000 members of staff employed within the public sector, with some of the most notable employers including The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Cornwall Council and Truro and Penwith College.

Fishing and agriculture were also important industries in Cornwall, with Boddingtons being one of the county's main employers of summer fruit pickers. Additionally, China clay extraction was once an important industry in the area, however increased mechanisation has resulted in a decrease in the number of job opportunities.

Recruitment in Cornwall

A recruitment agency in Cornwall will understand the role that seasonality plays in the local job market. Sectors such as hospitality, catering and leisure are directly impacted by tourism, meaning that Cornwall recruiters are typically busiest during the summer months. This also sees a rise in the number of part-time and contract jobs. Similar to the rest of the UK, retail creates a further need for agencies, as does the services and business sectors.

Need staffing solutions in Truro, St Austell or the rest of the Cornwall area? Find recruitment agencies using the search box.

7 Recruitment Agencies found in Cornwall


Certainty Recruitment

Certainty Recruitment understands the local recruitment market having been working in this area for 26 years. Our clients range from small to international businesses. We are here to listen and assist you with your recruitment campaigns.

South West
  • Certainty Recruitment, Cornwall, Callington, PL17 7QE

Farringdon James

Specialising in Senior Management and Executive positions throughout the South West

South West
  • 19 Duke Street, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5PQ

Berry Recruitment - Commercial Division

Recruiting expert staff across the Finance, Insurance, Legal, Marketing, Secretarial, Administrative and Consulting sectors, our specialist Commercial Division at Berry Recruitment is a trusted extension of businesses throughout the UK. From SMEs to blue chip nationals, our friendly consultants are committed to delivering unbeatable customer service when supplying personnel for all permanent, temporary or contract Commercial roles.

UK wide
  • Unit 7, Waterside House Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8BE

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Tourism is the largest single sector for employment in Cornwall and is responsible for a quarter of all local jobs. Seasonality impacts the number of vacancies in the sector though, meaning that candidates looking for short-term work will find the best job opportunities between June and August.

Berry Recruitment - Driving Division

The Driving Division at Berry Recruitment specialises in recruiting Logistics and Transport professionals through an honest and professional service. We recruit document / qualification checked candidates for all categories of driving vacancies including 7.5 Tonne, 3.5 Tonne, HGV, LGV, ADR and van driver roles. We hold FTA accreditation and have played an important role in the development of the FTA's Driver Agency Accreditation Scheme.

UK wide
  • Unit 7, Waterside House, Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8BE

Berry Recruitment - Construction & Asbestos Division

Specialising in placing construction and asbestos removal personnel into all levels of UK vacancies, Berry Recruitment is committed to delivering honest solutions to our list of esteemed clients. Our growing reputation within the market has allowed us to place staff from all sub-sectors of the construction industry into permanent, temporary and contract roles. We have also gained SMAS Worksafe Contractor status and Constructionline membership.

UK wide
  • Unit 7, Waterside House, Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8BE

Berry Recruitment - Industrial and GLA Division

Through an ever growing reputation and solutions built around the needs of our clients, Berry Recruitment are effective industrial recruiters within areas such as agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. We can supply candidates to fit all of your requirements including day, night and shift work as required.

UK wide
  • Unit 7, Waterside House, Falmouth Road, Falmouth, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8BE

Berry Recruitment - Catering & Hospitality Division

From head chefs to food service assistants, Berry Catering provide solutions for all levels of permanent and temporary catering vacancies in the UK. Consultants within our specialist division are experts within Catering / Hospitality and ensure that candidates have any required food hygiene certificates before being recommended to clients. We currently supply catering staff to many of the country's largest sporting, events and catering venues

UK wide
  • Unit 7, Waterside House, Falmouth Road, Penryn, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR10 8BE