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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11 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
  • AstraVia Recruitment

    AstraVia Recruitment are a professional & technical recruitment consultancy operating from offices in Swansea supplying permanent and temporary staffing solutions throughout Wales.
    Coverage Wales
    • The Warner Building, 98 Sterry Road, Gowerton, Swansea, SA4 3BW
  • Vetro Recruitment

    We are a specialist Health & Social Care recruitment agency with over 20 years experience. We support the best Health & Social Care professionals in Wales, South West England and the West Midlands to fulfil their career goals. We work with Private Care companies, Local Authorities, SEN Schools and NHS trusts to grow their workforce and cover staff shortages with our range of tailored, flexible, temporary and permanent recruitment packages.
    Coverage Wales, West Midlands & South West England
    • 3rd Floor, 49 Station Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 2FB
  • Focus Resourcing Limited

    Bespoke Permanent, Contract and Temporary Recruitment Solutions for companies who understand the importance of attracting the right talent into their organisation to facilitate growth & success.
    Coverage London, Thames Valley, Home Counties, Wales, Essex
    • 28 Cathedral Rd, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9LN
  • 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
  • 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
  • Education Staffing Solutions

    Education Staffing Solutions was founded in 2003 with the fundamental belief that we could become the support mechanism for pupils and schools. With Six offices in England and Wales, we are able to provide this level of support on a local basis. We Adopt a One Call, One Contact and One Solution philosophy. Whether you are a teacher, a school or you work in education, out teams of recruitment and education experts are here to help.
    Coverage Wales and Welsh Borders
    • Sandfields Comprehensive Southdown View, Sandfields, Neath Port Talbot, Port Talbot, Wales, SA12 7AH
  • Off To Work - Catering & Events Recruitment

    Off to Work offers only the highest quality casual and permanent staff, training and consultancy to the Hospitality & Events industry. We are industry leading to high acclaim from our reputable clients and legion of professional staff. We look forward to making your event a success!
    Coverage UK & Worldwide
    • Castle Court, Lower Ground 02, 6 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF11 9LJ
  • 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
  • Capita Education Resourcing

    Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9LJ
  • 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

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