Recruitment Agencies based in Wales, UK

Coal mining and heavy industry used to be the mainstays of the Welsh economy, but the picture has changed completely over the past 30 years. The main source of employment in the country is now the public sector, which accounts for more than 31% of jobs, while manufacturing generates just 10.8%.

This in part explains why Wales has the lowest Gross Value Added of any region in the UK at £15,696 per person. However, there are some high-value sectors of the economy that continue to perform well and create jobs.

The Valero Energy oil refinery at Pembroke and Murco Milford Haven Refinery can process a combined 16.5 million tonnes of oil products a year, and contribute £4.2 billion to the country's annual exports. Tata Steel's plant at Port Talbot is a major employer and contributor to Wales's £1.2 billion metals exports, while Ford employs 2,000 people at its engine factory in Bridgend.

Despite this, recruitment agencies are far more likely to have vacancies in the services sector. Tourism is now worth around £4.7 billion a year to Wales and, as a result, 7.4% of the country's jobs are in the hospitality industry. The retail sector is also strong and its staff account for 14.5% of jobs, thanks in part to the success of Deeside-based frozen food chain Iceland.

The Welsh government's growth plan includes more support for tourism, along with improvements to the transport and digital infrastructure. It is hoped this will stimulate activity in the construction industry and attract more companies in high-value sectors, such as advanced materials and life sciences.

In 2012, the median weekly income of full-time workers in Wales was £452.60, more than £50 below the UK average, while the unemployment rate was above average at 8.6%. Wages in Cardiff (£485.70) and Swansea (£470.50) were greater than in the rest of Wales, but the unemployment rate was also slightly higher.

 
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8 Recruitment Agencies found in Wales
  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Temple Court, 13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Temple Court, 13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • 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.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Temple Court, 13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • Now Careers

    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
    Coverage Scotland, North East, Midlands
    • 1st Floor, 2 Columbus Walk, Waterfront 2000, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 4BY
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • Catering Services International

    The cost effective solution for all your Temporary & Permanent recruitment requirements. We supply all grades of staff within the Hospitality & Catering industry, So, whether you require a General Manager, Food Service Assistant, Head Chef or entire team for a special event we can support you through our nationwide network of branches, managed by experienced ex-industry operators.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 13 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF11 9RZ
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • ITN Mark Education

    ITN Mark Education offers full-time, part-time and temporary supply teaching and school support jobs in a wide range of educational establishments across the UK. We provide a supportive service, finding candidates the right job at the right time. For schools, we offer a large, loyal database of dependable supply staff, who at very short notice can provide instant cover and really make a difference to your school.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Executive Centre, Castle Court, 6 Cathedral Court, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9LJ
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • M8 Recruitment Ltd

    M8 Recruitment specialises in construction, facilities management, engineering, security and technical recruitment providing both temporary and permanent staff We have a wide variety of jobs and experienced recruitment consultants to offer help and guidance to both clients and candidates across the UK
    Coverage UK wide / European
    • Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1PT
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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  • Capita Education Resourcing

    Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9LJ
    Vacancies covered
    Permanent, Contract, Temporary, Part Time / Job Share
    Levels recruited
    School Leaver, Trainee / Apprentice, Graduate upto 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 6+ years, Team Leader, Manager, Senior Manager, Director
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