Scotland is world-renown for its industries of shipbuilding, fishing and oil. However, these days only a few shipyards survive, fishing became embroiled in politics and its North Sea oils income has been swallowed up into Britain's overall economy. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, Scotland is still a hub of services and goods industries and is now in the business of whisky, textiles, shortbread, salmon and beef, as well as modern-day commerce such as banking and computer software. The country's capital of Edinburgh is the centre of its financial sector, with many companies making it their home. With the city's castle, shopping district and annual arts festival, tourism also provides substantial employment. Glasgow exports more than 60% of manufactured goods and Aberdeen is in charge of the country's oil and gas production in the North Sea. Agriculture is also another string to Scotland's bow. Scotland has an overall employment rate of 70.7%, the second highest of all four UK countries. Expect to see recruitment agencies advertising for staff across a wide variety of sectors, the largest being electronic technologies, for which it is a centre of excellence, as well as financial services, energy, life sciences incorporating stem cell sciences, drug discovery and bio-manufacturing. Scotland's population has a higher level of top qualifications than Great Britain, with 43% of people being educated to NVQ 4 level or equivalent, however there are more unqualified people in Scotland overall.
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Personal about personnel! The One-Stop Shop for Recruitment, offering a full recruitment service for both temporary and permanent staff throughout the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and North Northumberland.
Based in Scotland, servicing all sectors globally with particular focus on the engineering sectors within the oil and gas and heavy industrial engineering industries. Privately owned, is run by personnel who have over 35 years experience within the engineering sectors.
We are a leading multi-disciplined recruitment specialist with a portfolio of globally respected clients across multiple sectors. The Advocate Group uses a unique selection system to source the most in demand, professionals for all key hires within your organisation. Our consultants are experienced and are able to respond expertly and efficiently to our clients requirements. Visit our website for more information or call us today.
The birth of Activus was conceived from the vision that there is always room in any industry for an organisation to lead from the front through true customer service excellence. We are currently active in all industry sectors and are keen to expand both our candidate and client profiles.
Coverage Scotland, Ireland
Office 2 The Steading, Craigearn Business Park, Morrison Way, Aberdeen, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0TH
Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
With one of Scotland’s largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SME’s to major multi-national Blue Chips.
209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
Cbs selection is an Edinburgh based recruitment company specialising in placing experienced commercial and operational individuals from Graduate to Managing Director level within the Construction, Property Development and Mechanical & Electrical sector. We have over 35 years experience in the built environment and pride ourselves on providing a bespoke professional and ethical service to our key clients.
SPECIALISTS within the CATERING, HOSPITALITY and RETAIL sectors, providing permanent and interim contract Operational Management, Chef and Head Office/Support recruitment solutions. A skilled consultant team with practical experience within the sectors for which they recruit. Competitive rates & rebates.
Coverage UK wide
The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3DX
HR Recruitment Services Ltd is a leading Scottish recruitment company with offices in Glasgow and Inverness. Our managers have over forty years of experience in the placement of full time, temporary, permanent and seasonal staff across many sectors including the Food Processing Industry, the Construction Industry, Manufacturing, Cleaning, Warehousing and Call/ Contact Centre industry.
We are a multi discipline recruitment agency with offices in both Aberdeen and Peterhead and cover temporary, permanent and contract positions within Onshore, Offshore, Marine, Oil & Gas, Commercial, Driving & Logistics and Industrial. 24 hour on call service
At Connect Appointments we offer permanent recruitment services as well as contract staffing solutions for clients throughout Scotland. Our service is tailored to your needs covering most business sectors.
19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
For over two decades Now Careers has provided specialist recruitment solutions to the construction industry and built environment throughout the UK and Australia. Sectors covered include: Main Contract / subcontract Social Housing Maintenance Civils Consultancy BSFM Small Works
Primestaff is a multi-disciplined agency providing cover for over 20 years/ We have 3 offices covering the North West, midlands and All of Scotland Established in 1993, Primestaff has built one of the most experienced, dedicated and motivated recruitment teams in the marketplace. We are proud of our reputation for providing a professional and personal service.
Spectrum is one of the leading suppliers of labour support services across a number of industries in the UK and Ireland. We provide both single, multiple or integrated services across our chosen sectors. Our growing list of labour support industries include; rail, interiors & shop-fitting, construction, mechanical & electrical, construction plant and project management.
Coverage UK Wide
1 Michaelson Square, Kirtkton Campus, West Lothian, EH54 7DP
Berwick Partners leads the way in recruiting senior management and leadership positions across both commercial and public sectors. As a fully integrated part of the UK’s leading executive search firm, we recruit at the management tier below Odgers Berndtson, exclusively focused on roles with base salaries between £50,000 and £100,000, typically Senior Management, divisional or first tier Director level, Group Managers, and Heads of Function.
Coverage We have a national remit and recruit across the UK
Recruiting across areas such as Administration, Sales, Executive, Warehouse, Manufacturing and Logistics, Meridian offers streamlined solutions to our list of UK based clients. Whether we’re recruiting for Office or Industrial roles, Meridian promises the highest level of service to both clients and candidates. We fill permanent, temporary and fixed term roles and can supply everything from individual personnel to a 24 hour workforce.
Working with clients ranging from SMEs to international organisations, Meridian Office and Professional are Commercial recruitment specialists with a network of branches throughout the UK. From school leavers to Directors, we aim to place high calibre candidates into areas such as HR, Marketing, Admin, Accounting and IT. Our consultants deliver a competitive service that matches the right candidates with the right vacancies.
AASL Recruitment is a leading provider of fully-qualified professional staff for full and part-time vacancies throughout the UK. We operate in Construction, Civil Engineering, Rail, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, HVAC ,M&E and building services in the commercial, retail, public and industrial sectors.
Specialists in the recruitment of Sales and Marketing Personnel at every level from Trainee to Senior Manager. Established in 1994 we have have successfully placed over 3000 candidates in permanent sales and marketing vacancies. We offer a 10% introductory fee to all new clients.