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.

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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, Essex, Hockley, SS5 5DA
  • We provide high calibre Engineering and Commercial, contract and permanent staff, from Graduate to Director level, to global players in the automotive, aerospace, defence, electronics sectors. We are committed to providing a high quality and cost effective service that is tailored to your individual needs.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Global
    • 7 The Chequers, High Street, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0DG
  • We are the UK's number 1 specialist Mechanical & Electrical recruitment agency. We account manage some of the UK's leading M&E contactors supplying both Blue & White collar workers on either a temporary or permanent basis.
    Coverage We cover the whole of the UK
    • The Colchester Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JX
  • Scintillant Life Sciences is exclusively focused to the identification, evaluation and placement of key scientists within the Life Sciences sector in the UK and Europe. With over 40 years' commercial and scientific experience in Life Sciences, the agency has an intricate understanding of the sector.
    Coverage UK & Europe
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
  • Athena Recruiting Services Ltd, recruit nationally , specialising in Healthcare, Office and Commercial, Hospitality and Catering. We have successfully recruited within these industries for Temporary and Permanent members of staff
    Coverage East Anglia, Home Counties
    • Office Suite 72, Weston Business Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JX
  • At Academy Recruitment, we pride ourselves on a bespoke service to Schools and Candidates. We take the time to listen to your needs and tailor our service to match your requirements. With over 20 years of experience in the Education Recruitment industry, you can rest assured that your staffing and sourcing requirements are in safe hands. We boast a large database of candidates and partnerships with Clients within Essex, London and Home Counties.
    Coverage Essex, London and Home Counties
    • 1729A London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2SW
  • AML Recruitment Solutions Ltd is one of the UK's fastest growing independent recruitment businesses, operating all over the UK. We provide a broad range of Recruitment solutions to our clients and candidates across a diverse range of sectors. Our recruitment specialists' expertise combines to offer comprehensive services to clients and candidates on a national basis.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Jubilee House, 3 The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR
  • We are specialist recruiters to Early Years Settings and Schools. We can support you in recruitment of staff from Nursery Nurses through to Directors, Early years, Preschool and Secondary Teachers. Working to the highest standards we are REC members and offer competitive rates with a "No placement, No fee" policy as we want to ensure that our clients are 100% satisfied with the services that we offer.
    Coverage London and UK
    • Olympic House, 28-42 Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1BA
  • 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, Kent
    • 10 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
  • Covering the whole of East Anglia, we have one of the best databases in the country along with access to all of the major job boards. We account manage some of the UK's leading Construction contractors supplying blue collar workers.
    Coverage East Anglia
    • Colchester Business Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JX
  • A specialist recruitment agency working solely within the Fire and Security Industry. Providing a personal service to both clients and candidates alike, our main focus is on Engineering, Sales and Management positions within the Fire Alarms, Intruder Alarms and Integrated Security systems industries. The directors have well over 25 years specific industry knowledge and a loyal database of clients that keep coming back. Find out why contact us now
    Coverage United Kingdom
    • Westmount, High Road, Laindon, Essex, Basildon, SS15 5DB
  • We specialise in recruiting temporary and permanent staff including social workers, care workers, managers/ directors, all care satff and nurses all across the UK. On contract nationwide, our clients include local authorities, private organisations, NHS foundation trusts and Charities. 4Social Work are proud to partner a number of industry accredited training providers to benefit and encourage all of our candidates in their career development.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 15 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, Ilford, IG1 2QY
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY
  • 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
    • 1 Stop Recruitment Limited, 3 - 4 Cadman House, Off Peartree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NW
  • 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
  • Buchan and London Recruitment offer an economical and professional service for esteemed clients nationwide. We use an effective combination of industry knowledge, exclusive contacts and an extensive database to address permanent vacancies all across the UK. Our goal is build lasting relationships with our clients and facilitate successful hires on a consistent basis.
    Coverage UK WIDE
    • Suite 4, Auction House, Market Place, Essex, Abridge, RM4 1UA
  • 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, Essex, Corringham, SS17 7LU
  • 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, Essex, Billericay, CM12 9BQ
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