Recruitment Agencies based in Kent
Sometimes known as The Garden of England, Kent's landscape was dominated by hop gardens and orchards for centuries. While that era has gone, the county retains an agricultural backbone it is the UK's primary hazelnut producer, for example, and continues to provide high quality fruit and lamb.
Transport in Kent
Kent's superb transport links with Europe and the rest of the UK give it a unique employment landscape and pose interesting challenges for recruitment agencies. The Channel Tunnel is a 50km-long railway tunnel that links the Kentish town of Folkestone with the continent, through which passenger-only Eurostar services and vehicle transport Shuttle trains run. Kent's high speed rail network allows unprecedented access to the capital - the journey time from Ashford to St Pancras is just 36 minutes, for example. Transport is a significant part of Kent's economy, with large seasonal fluctuations in passenger numbers and part-time staff.
The Kentish economy
Employment in Kent is higher than the rest of England. There are several Kent-wide recruitment agencies, and many more working on a location-specific basis. Large employers in Kent include Folkestone-based financial and travel services firm Saga, Abbott Laboratories in Queenborough, and the BAE Systems site in Rochester with 1,400 staff.
The median full-time weekly earnings for workers living in Kent in 2012 was £538.80. This lagged behind the South East as a whole somewhat, but was higher than the national average. There is an east-west divide in Kent - so, for example those living in the prosperous Tunbridge Wells district earn £613.50 on average, while those in Thanet have median earnings of £415.10.
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We have 28 Recruitment Agencies based in Kent and an additional 100+ agencies that recruit in the area. Use the search box above to find your ideal list of agencies.
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.
Scintillant Life Sciences
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.
The Best Connection (Ashford)
The Best Connection specialises in the supply of flexible workforce solutions to the industrial, warehouse, distribution & logistics, retail, and food sectors. If you are a candidate seeking employment, or a client looking for staff, please feel free to call one of our consultants who will help find the perfect match.
Pettit Recruitment Solutions Ltd - Construction Specialists
Professional Construction and Civil Engineering Recruitment, by Construction and Civil Engineering Professionals. Pettit Recruitment Solutions is a reliable source of labour supply for contractors and subcontractors nationwide; deploying workers for roles in Surveying, Project Management, Planning, Site Management and Site Skilled Labour. If you require permanent staff, or site labour on hourly / daily rates, contact Pettit Recruitment Solutions.
James Frank Associates
James Frank Associates is a specialist Recruitment firm who focus on placing both IT and Office Support candidates from Graduate through to Director level across all industries and sectors. Our extensive knowledge combined with a consultative service ensures that we find the very best candidates for your business, based upon your exact requirements and specification using a wide variety of search techniques.
Bluefire Engineering & Technical
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.
Bluefire IT & Telecoms
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.
Bluefire Human Resources
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.
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
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.
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.
Interaction Finance Recruitment
At Interaction Finance, our team of expert recruiters have a specialist knowledge of the finance industry. We recruit high calibre accountants and related vocations for a number of national blue chip companies and financial institutions. Our trained consultants are based across our 30+ offices all over the UK, and can provide a tailored and professional service to help meet our clients’ requirements.
LinkPoint Resources Limited
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.
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.
IT Recruit UK
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.
RIG Healthcare Recruit
RIG Healthcare is a specialist staffing agency providing a range of Healthcare Professionals to both the Public and Private sectors, throughout the UK. With nearly 50 years’ combined recruitment experience, we have established a broad range of clients across the healthcare sector.
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.
Bluefire Facilities Management
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.
Swanstaff Recruitment - Driving & Industrial
Building flexible workforces nationwide, Swanstaff deliver strategic recruitment plans that are tailored to the demands of the Driving and Industrial markets. If you’re suffering from a shortage of HGV Drivers or need to make a swift hire to combat changing production demands, Swanstaff can attract the leading professionals in your area. Filling permanent, temp or contract vacancies, we are members of the ALP and hold a Gangmasters license.
Interaction Driving Recruitment
Our Interaction Driving division is led by a team of recruitment experts with specialist knowledge of the driving market. We offer a flexible screening programme with elements such as DVLA checks, manual handling tests and LGV competence assessments, that ensures that our candidates are fully qualified before being submitted to our clients. We aim to provide a tailored and professional service that helps best meet the needs of employers.