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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  • We work in partnership with you to deliver the maximum return for your business on every hire. Our FAST, EFFECTIVE & GUARANTEED recruitment service will help find staff for every function in your business including Marketing, Sales, Operations & Finance. We get to know your business and its culture and tailor a solution to your precise needs delivering to you the people essential to helping your business grow.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • First Floor, Block D, Parkway Business Centre, Deeside Industrial Estate, Chester, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2LE
  • An Agency set up to take the hassle out of recruiting staff and finding jobs. We have 30 years experience of recruiting staff for various companies and know how the wrong agency can slow things down and make it hard work to find the right candidate or the right job, let us help you have a QuickStart!
    Coverage England and Wales
    • 9 De La Beche Street, Swansea, South Wales, SA1 3EZ
  • Trade Base offer an lite recruitment service and we pride ourselves on matching the right contractor with the right client, first time. Reliable and proficient, a fully comprehensive service that supply & sustain an adept, efficient workforce for your sites. With the CEO an ex site manager we are able to use this knowledge and experience in understanding clients needs and finding suitable candidates. PRICE WORK , CIS , COMPETITVE RATES
    Coverage Cardiff,Swansea, Caerphilly, Newport & surrounding
    • The Business Centre, Cardiff Road, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, CF632AW
  • 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
  • We are a specialist Health & Social Care recruitment agency with over 25 years experience. We support the best Health & Social Care professionals in Wales, Midlands and Southern England 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
    • 89 Cardiff Road, Taffs Well, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF15 7PL
  • 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
  • The UK's leading supplier of Mechanical & Electrical Trades/Labour & Management - Electricians, Plumbers, Pipefitters/Welders, Data Cable Engineers, Foremen, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, Estimators
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Brunel House, Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, South Wales, CF24 0EB
  • The focus at Elite National Recruiters is sustaining and developing relationships, the relationships with our candidates, our clients, our colleagues and within our community. We believe that continuing to improve and strengthen our professional relationships leads to a better service and future for everyone. We are an independent recruitment agency who genuinely care about the talented people we place with our clients.
    Coverage Nationwide
    • 24 Temple Row, Wrexham, LL13 8LY
  • 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
  • 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
  • Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9LJ
  • Strong Recruitment Group are 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 ,building services, Driving & Industrial.
    Coverage United Kingdom
    • Falcon Drive, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 4RU

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