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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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Essex, Grays, RM17 5RZ
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Nationwide Recruiter
    • 15 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, Ilford, IG1 2QY
  • Covering the whole of East Anglia, The Midlands, North East, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber, 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, Midlands, NW, NE, Yorkshire
    • Colchester Business Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JX
  • 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
  • Stable, independent and successful employment agency specialising in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary staff across the United Kingdom. We operate a corporate and professional practice but with the personal touch. Genuine testimonials. Mango Solutions Recruitment " The Right choice".
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Number 10, Atlanta Boulevard, Romford, Essex, RM1 1TB
  • 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
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