Recruitment Agencies based in County Durham, North East, UK

Country Durham has always been a vital part of the British economy.

In the 18th and 19th centuries it played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, becoming a cornerstone of coal and iron production, developing the worlds first passenger steam railway at Darlington as well as becoming an agricultural heartland.

Modernisation has forced Durham to adapt, with the traditional strengths of shipbuilding, mining and farming making way for growth in retail, tourism and manufacturing. That change of approach means County Durhams economy is now home to around 506,000 people of whom just over 220,000 are in employment.

The area has over 15,000 businesses and approaching 170,000 employees. Overall, the annual value of economic output is around £6.3bn and the employment rate is 64.5%.

Recruitment agencies are most likely to place staff in employment in the largest centres of Durham and Darlington. The public sector accounts for around 45% of employment in Durham, reflecting the presence of the university, major hospitals and Durham County Councils headquarters.

However, 24% of employment in the region is in the manufacturing sector, with a significant proportion of this in car production. Unemployment in the region is 4.8%, which, while lower than average for the north east of England, is higher than the average figure across the UK. The average weekly pay in the region comes in below £500, which is also below the national average.

 
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3 Recruitment Agencies found in County Durham
  • CK Associates Limited

    CK Associates Limited trades as CK Science, CK Clinical, CK IT and CK Engineers. We are specialist recruiters in the UK and Europe with 20+ years experience supplying professional, graduate level and above,permanent and contract staff to a wide range of client companies in industries including pharma, biotech, chemicals and healthcare. ISO9001 accredited.
    Coverage Throughout the UK and Europe
    • Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • DDR Staffing Solutions

    We are a local based Recruitment agency in Durham, with excellent knowledge of the North East areas supplying to various clients offering a good quality service.
    Coverage Durham North East England
    • Novus Business Centre, Spectrum 7, Spectrum Business Park, Durham, Seaham, SR7 7TT
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • Spectrum Contracting Services

    Spectrum is one of the leading suppliers of labour support services across a number of industries in the UK and Ireland. We provide both single, multiple or integrated services across our chosen sectors. Our growing list of labour support industries include; rail, interiors & shop-fitting, construction, mechanical & electrical, construction plant and project management.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • PGF Group, 7 Lumley Court, Drum Industrial Estate, County Durham, Chester Le Street, DH2 1AN
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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