Recruitment Agencies based in Kent

Once 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 fruit and high quality lamb.

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.
Employment in Kent is higher than the rest of England.

There are several Kent-wide recruitment agencies and many more location-specific ones. The county has a lower percentage of 16-74 year olds who have a higher education qualification or the equivalent than the rest of the UK. 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 lagging behind the South East as a whole but higher than the national average. There is an east-west divide in Kent for example those living in the prosperous Tunbridge Wells district earn £613.50 on average, while those in the relatively deprived Thanet area have median earnings of £415.10.

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

Ashford | Bromley | Canterbury | Chatham | Dartford | Maidstone | Sevenoaks | Tunbridge Wells | West Malling

 
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We have 20 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.
  • 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.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • 1st Floor, Zone 3, Innovation House, Discovery Park, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT139FF
  • 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, Kings Hill, West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, ME19 4AE
  • 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, Kings Hill, West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, ME19 4AE
  • From Dartford to Dover, wherever you're located in Kent, you can rely on Berry Recruitment to bring the county's most valuable job seekers to your door. With offices all over the Home Counties and Greater London, we've developed an unbeatable South East network of top Commercial talent. Permanent or temporary, there's no staffing demand that we can't tackle; a flexibility that has enabled us to become established as Kent's primary Commercial recruiter.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
  • 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
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
  • 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
    • 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
  • 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, Kings Hill, West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, ME19 4AE
  • 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
    • 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
  • 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
    • 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
  • 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
    • 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
  • 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
    • 20 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT
  • 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, Kings Hill, West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, ME19 4AE
  • 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
    • Lakeview West, Galleon Boulevard, Crossways, Dartford, Kent, DA2 6QE
  • 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
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6EZ
  • 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
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
  • 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.
    Coverage UK
    • South Tower, 26 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1WA
  • Want to work with a trusted specialist? At The Best Connection, we are experts in our field and the UK's number one recruitment consultancy for Industrial, Driving, Supply Chain and Retail careers. Whether you're chasing a long-term goal or have a short notice vacancy, we are dedicated to developing successful strategies that are built on industry knowledge and effective relationships. We are Gangmaster licensed and members of the REC and FTA.
    Coverage South East England
    • 17 High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TH
  • At Swanstaff, we understand the demands placed on the Care sectors and can supply the flexible professionals required to maintain a high standard of service. Working with national and local Care providers, our dedicated team offer exceptional staffing solutions from a network of nationwide branches. Sourcing qualified staff including Social Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Support Workers and HCAs, we facilitate hires for the Public and Private sectors.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Lakeview West, Galleon Boulevard, Crossways, Dartford, Kent, DA2 6QE
  • Building flexible work forces 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Lakeview West, Galleon Boulevard, Crossways, Dartford, Kent, DA2 6QE
  • Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 98 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SA

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