Recruitment Agencies based in Essex

Bordering London to the south-west and the North Sea to the east, the county of Essex is one of the UK's home counties and encompasses settlements such as Chelmsford, Harlow, Southend-on-Sea and Braintree. The county's proximity to the capital means that the area has a strong economy and local recruitment agencies will look to source staff for employers across a range of sectors.

Chelmsford is the only city in the county and has one of the greatest concentrations of recruitment agencies in Essex. Recruiters in Chelmsford, which is also the county town, are located mainly between the River Can and River Chelmer. To the north-east of Chelmsford is the county's largest settlement of Colchester and a high number of agencies also base themselves here. Although the market is dominated by multi-sector firms, Colchester is home to specialist employment companies within industries including Driving, Admin and Healthcare. The seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea is also a popular location for agencies, as are the towns of Harlow, Ilford and Billericay.

Economic overview and salaries

Essex has a population of 1,432,000 people and 727,000 are considered economically active. The employment rate of the county is 76.4% and this is higher than the UK figure of 73.4%. Median gross weekly earnings for local residents is £574.90, with the largest pay being commanded by permanent workers that live in affluent areas such as Brentwood, Epping and Chigwell. These settlements also form part of the London commuter belt.

Key industries and employers

Recruitment agencies In Essex often recruit for Public Sector jobs, which account for the largest proportion of the county's workforce. The University of Essex and the NHS provide a range of employment openings, as does the British Army, which has one of its major UK bases in Colchester. The area's position in relation to the UK capital means it has profited from the rise in Financial industries. This provides hiring opportunities to professionals such as Accountants, Credit Controllers and Financial Analysts.

Elsewhere, London Southend Airport has boosted the economy after its expansion, while Stansted is another major airport in the district which employs more than 10,000 staff. IT and Tourism are other key industries locally, with the latter resulting in a number of temporary and contract jobs.

If you wish to narrow down your search for a recruitment agency, please select from one of the towns below.

Basildon | Billericay | Brentwood | Chelmsford | Colchester | Grays | Harlow | Hornchurch | Ilford | Romford | Saffron Walden | Southend-on-Sea | Standford-le-Hope | Stansted

 
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  • Our key strengths lie in market knowledge, communication and excellence in analysis and selection to make sure that we find the right match for both candidates and clients. We take the long-term view, and above all, are concerned we put the right people into the right organisations.
    Coverage UK Wide and Internationally
    • 11a Broad Parade, Hockley, Essex, SS5 5DA
  • 1 Stop Healthcare are an award winning, specialist Nursing and Healthcare recruitment provider with extensive experience in supplying high quality care and support staff across East Anglia. We are an independent agency founded with the vision to raise the standards within the recruitment sector through our customer and candidate experience and quality recruitment solutions.
    Coverage East Anglia
    • 3 - 4 Cadman House, Off Peartree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NW
  • Bluefire IT & Telecoms are renowned industry recruiters and are leaders at supplying high quality technical professionals to national and SME companies alike. Through a network of offices across the UK, we are able to address all permanent and contract roles in areas such as FTTC / FTTH, Network Engineering, Support, Development, Mobile / Cellular and Project Management. We are REC and ISO accredited.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, 3 The Drive, Jubilee House, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR
  • Purple Pen Recruitment is a small family run consultancy that focuses on building relationships with clients and candidates alike. We ensure we have an understanding of what is required for each role and what each candidate is looking for. We offer great rates and a fantastic refund schedule.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Unit B, The Laindon Barn, Dunton Road, Basildon, Essex, SS15 4DB
  • Empowering People with Opportunities Established since 1997, Swanstaff is an award winning independent recruitment company, dedicated to raising the standards within our industry. Our ethical values are the core of our organisation and are reflected in all that we do. We are passionate about people; our clients, our candidates, the services we provide and our commitment to our core purpose.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 68 A-C High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1DH
  • Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Building / Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, Industrial, Control & Automation and Mechanical & Electrical recruitment. Our nationwide network of offices enables us to fill permanent and contract roles across the UK; utilising knowledge and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, 3 The Drive, Jubilee House, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR
  • Supported by a team of dedicated HR recruiters, Bluefire Human Resources is an award winning UK agency that specialises in placing CIPD / HR professionals into personnel / HR vacancies nationwide. Typically recruiting HR Officers, Managers and Business Partners, Training Managers, Administrators and Advisors, our industry expert consultants can provide bespoke solutions for all HR staffing demands. Headhunting services are also available.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, 3 The Drive, Jubilee House, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR
  • Welcome to Top Job we have been around for a while now and we think we have got a fair idea of what it takes to get Essex and Suffolk working. We offer a Professional and personal service to both our candidates and clients whilst at all times maintaining a high quality service, incorporating honesty and integrity in all we do.
    Coverage Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk
    • 10 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
  • Recruiting professionals from Management to Maintenance, the Facilities Management team at Bluefire Consulting provide an award winning service when placing FM personnel into permanent, temporary and contract roles. Our REC / ISO certified solutions are able to address In-House and Consultancy vacancies via a network of UK offices. We can supply Hard and Soft service personnel as well as psychometric tests and executive searches as required.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Ground Floor, 3 The Drive, Jubilee Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR
  • Is your business located in the historic settlements of Chelmsford or Colchester? Or the new towns of Harlow or Basildon? Wherever you are, our Berry Essex branch offers a flexible recruitment service that's suited to the varying employment demands of the county. Our specialism? Well, we fill all Commercial vacancies, with a particular focus on Office, Finance, Marketing, HR and Admin. Permanent or temporary opening, we can help.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY
  • Our Customers stay with us and continually recommend us, in fact over 80% of them have all recommended us at least once! Why not request to speak to any of them before deciding on Cottrell Moore as your recruitment partner. We recruit for permanent requirements only. We look forward to hearing from you!
    Coverage East Anglia, Home Counties and South East
    • Stansted, Essex, CM24 1RW
  • PB Recruitment Consultants Ltd is a multifaceted company dedicated to service provision. We offer a tailor made service according to specific client/job requirements using our extensive database of candidates, within each specialised area of practice. We understand that many industries do not work the average 9:00am - 5:00pm day, which is why our office phones divert every evening, allowing us to provide a 24 hour service, seven days per week.
    Coverage Throughout the UK
    • Suite 3a, Chantry House, 8-10 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BQ
  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Old Brickworks, Church Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex, RM3 0JF
  • IT Recruit UK is a specialist Information Technology recruitment agency that has the technical expertise and the recruitment knowledge to offer a service that is both personal and professional.
    Coverage We recruit nationally across the UK
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
  • Prodrive Recruitment are the South East's fastest growing recruitment agency. We provide temporary cover for some of the UK's largest distribution companies. We offer full time and part time hours, temp to perm roles. Excellent rates, overtime and uniform provided. Prodrive offers a truly professional permanent and temporary staff recruitment service for the Logistics Sector including Air, Sea, Warehouse and Road Freight personnel.
    Coverage Essex, Kent, London, Herts, Suffolk
    • 5 Grover Walk, Corringham, Essex, SS17 7LU
  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Old Brickworks, Church Road, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex, RM3 0JF
  • LinkPoint Resources has a recruitment solution tailored for you. With dedicated teams covering both permanent and contract personnel over numerous sectors and industries, you can be sure that we will source the best possible candidate, allowing you to capitalise on your time. We have a thorough screening process to ensure we find the perfect match for your needs.
    Coverage UK Nationwide
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
  • At Extrastaff our aim is to be the number one national high street specialist in the supply and management of temporary driving and industrial personnel. Formed in 2003 we now operate from 12 locations with a turnover in excess of £18m and have won various awards including Best UK Logistics Agency in 2009
    Coverage London & Home Counties/ South East England
    • 422 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6HW
  • 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
    Coverage UK wide
    • 110 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LZ
  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 110 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LZ
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